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Project Outreach Coordinator

Campus/Location: University Park
Date Announced: 10-31-2019
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 91777
Work Unit: College of Nursing
Department: Center for Nursing Research
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth Center (SAFE-T Center) at the Pennsylvania State University was launched with support from the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime as a solution to enhance access to high quality sexual assault care in underserved communities. When a sexual assault examination is performed at one of our partner hospitals, one of SAFE-T Center’s expert nurses participates through telehealth. The expert nurse appears on a screen where they can talk to, and support, both the on-site nurse and the patient. Though our specialized digital telehealth technology, they can also see the live exam in progress, ensuring best practices, proper evidence collection and a safe, helpful environment for the patient. The SAFE-T Center is pushing the boundaries for IT/Telehealth technology in the field of sexual assault care, building custom systems responsive to the need for innovation and fiscal responsibility that will allow this unique program to exist wherever it may be needed. Responsibilities: The Project Outreach Coordinator position requires an exceptional individual who is able to develop and nurture relationships with project partners, is dedicated to high quality work, has the ability to independently assess project needs, and is proactive about developing innovative solutions. Duties include leading the strategic and operational management of activities related to the development, implementation and retention of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) within SAFE-T Center partner site communities. This includes establishing and maintaining communication with high-level interdisciplinary team members and serving as the liaison between the SAFE-T Center and these community partners. In addition, this person will lead public relations initiatives for stakeholders and key constituents through the coordination of special events such as biannual Statewide Advisory Board meetings, partner site launches, site revisits and celebrations and other affairs. Interfacing with legislative and other government officials to aid in working toward a sustainability plan will also be a charge of this position. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as necessary to support the overall SAFE-T Center mission as this position is one of the core team members. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional education and experience preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a field providing support to survivors of sexual assault as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized, ability to learn and navigate new technologies quickly, and enjoy taking on new challenges and the flexibility to be creative. Knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, and Word preferred. This position requires the ability to tackle assignments independently while seeking appropriate feedback and guidance along the way. Position will require periodic travel to partner hospitals, community advocacy centers, and other multidisciplinary partner offices (all located within Pennsylvania). Candidate must have a valid Driver’s License and transportation. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This position is a vital part of the core SAFE-T Center team and the successful candidate will be expected to be a partner and team player in working to achieve SAFE-T Center goals. A passion and commitment toward serving survivors of sexual assault is essential. Salary is competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates will need to upload a cover letter and resume or CV. Please also include list of references. This is a fixed-term position with excellent possibility of reappointment based upon available funding.

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Assistant/Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion

Campus/Location: University Park
Date Announced: 10-02-2019
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 91104
Classification:Exempt
Work Unit: unavailable
Department: unavailable
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to serve in the inaugural position of Associate/Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Nursing. This new role is derived from, and built upon, a history of ethics and inclusion in nursing, coupled with the passion of new leadership, Dean Laurie Badzek, who seeks to further University and nursing led diversity initiatives within the College. The Associate/Assistant Dean will serve as the College’s chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer, focused on inclusive excellence amongst all students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and the broader nursing community. This new role will provide leadership in five key areas: institutional strategic planning; diversity programming and education; student support; recruitment of students and employees; and community partnerships. This position will collaborate with various units across the college to ensure that effective outreach and educational activities meet the needs of current and prospective students, faculty, and community partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing collaborative diversity program and outreach initiatives, coordinating with peer colleges and Universities to implement existing initiatives, developing partnerships with minority-serving institutions, secondary schools, and federal and state programs to enhance the recruitment of a diverse student and employee population, providing support for services designed to increase the retention of diverse students, and identifying and securing grants and other sources of direct and indirect support to assist with the implementation of diversity initiatives throughout the College. The successful candidate will also work closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity; will serve on the Administrative Council on Multicultural Affairs; and is expected to contribute fully to University-wide programs that promote diversity and inclusion at Penn State. The candidate should have knowledge and appreciation of the Code of Ethics for Nurses, diversity issues in health care, and a sincere commitment to social justice and equality. The Penn State College of Nursing is one of the most comprehensive colleges of nursing in any public university in the country. With over 2,100 undergraduate students and approximately 200 graduate students, our footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe. We offer four undergraduate degree programs as well as six advanced degree programs. The Pennsylvania State University is one of the largest public research and land grant universities in the country, serving over 83,000 students at 24 campuses across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The College of Nursing resides primarily at the University Park Campus where approximately 42,000 students are enrolled. The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half day’s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. The rank of this position will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate. Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in nursing or a related field of study. Candidates with a nursing degree must be eligible for a Pennsylvania nursing license. Demonstrated experience in building and advancing institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, students, and staff. Skill in working collaboratively with others and in developing professional alliances. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver verbal presentations, prepare written reports and professional communications. High level of self-motivation, competence and accountability in providing service to others. Ability to support the College`s broad range of activities, which includes attending after hours and/or weekend events.

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TeleSANE Expert Consult Part-time

Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Date Announced: 08-19-2019
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 90178
Work Unit: College of Nursing
Department: Center for Nursing Research
Full/Part Time:Part Time

Description

The Pennsylvania State University Sexual Assault Forensic Examination and Training (SAFE-T) Center through the College of Nursing is seeking to expand their highly qualified, elite, TeleSANE, telehealth team. This team is comprised of experts in adult/adolescent sexual assault care who have dedicated their careers to advancing the field of forensic nursing. They are committed to sharing knowledge and clinical skills by providing real-time mentorship and expert consultation for rural SANE trained nurses across Pennsylvania. This team continually strives to provide excellence in telehealth through rigorous, quality assurance and training activities. There is an intense commitment in the advancement of the SAFE-T Center’s mission and goals. TeleSANE Expert Consultant Requirements: Provide expert forensic nursing consultation during real-time, acute sexual assault examinations (via telehealth); Attend virtual, monthly scheduled team meetings; Provide a minimum of 48 hours of night call per month, as well as rotating weekend coverage; Participate in up to 3 in person trainings in State College, PA (annually); Individualized virtual training sessions as needed for quality assurance and growth; Access to high-speed internet and a confidential, quiet place within home/office to conduct the virtual consultation remotely (equipment necessary to complete the consultation will be provided to the TeleSANE Expert Consultant by the SAFE-T Center). Applicant Requirements: Hold, or be willing to obtain, an active, unrestricted Pennsylvania RN license (non-reimbursable); SANE-A certification through the International Association of Forensic Nursing; Show evidence of multiple years of robust, clinical preceptorship experience.

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Open Rank Tenure-Line Position Focused on Mental Health Nursing with a Focus on Substance Abuse

Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Date Announced: 04-08-2019
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 86939
Classification:Exempt
Work Unit: College of Nursing
Department: unavailable
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The College of Nursing (https://www.nursing.psu.edu/) announces an open-rank tenure-line faculty position to start in July 2020 that focuses on mental health nursing as it relates to research targeting, understanding, and responding to the needs of communities related to the impact of addiction and substance abuse. Preference will be given to a senior candidate who is at the Associate or Full Professor level. The successful applicant will be a leader in a program of research with demonstrated impact on policy and/or practice, a strong publication record, and a track record of securing external funding. Responsibilities include directing a research program focusing on mental health nursing with a specific linkage to substance abuse, teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses, and directing dissertations. The successful candidate also will mentor junior faculty with similar or complementary research foci. In addition to accelerating strong collaborative interdisciplinary research, the new faculty member will engage in outreach activities that disseminate research on mental health and substance abuse to a range of stakeholders, including policymakers, nurses, and other practitioners such as at national, regional, and local conferences and meetings. We seek a colleague who will pursue a program of externally funded research that is published in highly-regarded, peer-reviewed journals within the fields of mental health and substance abuse, nursing, and health services research. This position is part of a major strategic hire at Penn State to build scientific leadership and increase Penn State’s capacity for high impact, interdisciplinary, translational, and community-engaged collaborations to combat substance abuse and addiction. The College of Nursing seeks a faculty member who is interested in and committed to participating in an interdisciplinary community of scholars at Penn State contributing to the mission of the University’s recently launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA; https://CombatSubstanceAbuse.ssri.psu.edu. This position will be co-funded by Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI; http://www.ssri.psu.edu/). Penn State is committed to building its research, education, and outreach capacity to address the complex problem of substance abuse and will hire up to twelve new faculty members over the next four years. These strategic hires will build on our faculty’s long tradition of excellence in interdisciplinary and translational research on substance abuse and addiction, including in the University’s academic departments as well as centers of research excellence such as the Penn State Addiction Center for Translation (PS ACT); Administrative Data Accelerator, http://www.accelerator.psu.edu; Child Study Center, csc.psych.psu.edu; Criminal Justice Research Center, http://justicecenter.psu.edu/; Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, http://www.prevention.psu.edu; Methodology Center https://methodology.psu.edu/; Population Research Institute, www.pop.psu.edu; Center for Educational Disparities Research http://www.ssri.psu.edu/center-educational-disparities-research; Child Maltreatment Solutions Network http://solutionsnetwork.psu.edu; and Social, Life and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, https://www.imaging.psu.edu. CCSA faculty will also have access to research infrastructure in Penn State’s cross-university research Institutes, including the SSRI, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute, http://ctsi.psu.edu/; Huck Institutes of Life Sciences https://www.huck.psu.edu/; Institute for CyberScience, https://ics.psu.edu; Penn State Cancer Institute https://cancer.psu.edu/; and Penn State Neuroscience Institute https://hmc.pennstatehealth.org/neuroscience-institute. The College of Nursing is one of the most comprehensive colleges of nursing in any public university in the country. With over $12 million in research expenditures since the college’s inception in 2013, the College has been awarded over $8 million for gerontology research, over $4 million for the development of a sexual assault forensic examination telehealth center (SAFE-T Center), and approximately $1.5 million to support clinical and translational science. With over 2,100 undergraduate students and approximately 200 graduate students, our footprint is world-wide with our faculty creating immeasurable experiences for our students around the globe. We offer four undergraduate degree programs as well as six advanced degree programs. The Pennsylvania State University is one of the largest public research and land grant universities in the country, serving over 83,000 students at 24 campuses across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The College of Nursing resides primarily at the University Park Campus where approximately 42,000 students are enrolled. The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day`s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available as are startup funds to support the applicant’s research program. To apply, applicants must complete an online application https://psu.jobs and provide materials as requested below. Successful applicants must have an earned research doctorate in nursing or a closely related field and a documented commitment to teaching and service. Nursing faculty candidates must hold a valid United States nursing license. All applications must be submitted electronically and include a letter of interest, current CV, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Penn State is committed to fostering diversity. More information can be found at www.equity.psu.edu. Questions can be directed to: Marie Boltz, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, Search Chair, mpb40@psu.edu. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Expected start date is July 2020. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to play a leadership role in the CCSA.

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Campus/Location: University Park
Date Announced: 09-26-2018
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 83259
Classification:Exempt
Work Unit: Nursing
Department: College of Nursing

Description

Faculty Announcement: The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing invites applications for tenure-line faculty positions. Candidates should have an active research portfolio with potential for attracting extramural funding that will contribute to the advancement of science and knowledge translation across the lifespan and health/wellness continuum. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: child maltreatment, adolescent sexual health, and mental health including substance misuse. The College of Nursing provides a supportive environment for research and strives to expand our interdisciplinary collaboration with other Penn State units including the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, College of Medicine, College of Health and Human Development, and several academic centers. Penn State is home to the Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network. Successful applicants must have a research doctorate degree and a documented commitment to teaching and service. Nursing faculty candidates must hold a valid United States nursing license. All applications must be submitted electronically and include a letter of interest, current CV, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Penn State is committed to fostering diversity. More information can be found at www.equity.psu.edu Questions can be directed to: Lisa Kitko, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, Search Chair, lkitko@psu.edu.

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