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Clinical Placement Coordinator - School of Nursing, Burlington campus

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


This position will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the clinical operations of the School of Nursing distance sites, with primary focus on the placement of students for clinical and practicum educational experiences for online programs. Key responsibilities include clinical placement database administration and management and maintain regular communication with program leadership, faculty, clinical instructors, students, and healthcare organizations. This position will serve as the main contact within and outside the School of Nursing for online distance nursing clinical placement office and will require operation at several different levels to establish and maintain efficient program and departmental operations. Hybrid work schedule, in-person on the Burlington Campus a minimum of 2 days per week on Tuesdays and Fridays, subject to increase depending on programmatic needs. Occasional organizational meetings requiring in-person attendance on the Boston Campus should be expected.


  • Bachelor's degree with experience in healthcare-related field preferred or equivalent education and experience that includes 2-3 years prior administrative experience in nursing education or health care agency.
  • Must demonstrate advanced computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Experience and exposure to multiple applications including, but not limited to, databases and other computer systems strongly desired.
  • Experience with Exxat and Centralized Clinical Placement a plus.
  • Should possess excellent communications skills, including verbal and written with editing experience.
  • Must demonstrate well-developed skills related to organizing, prioritizing, and delegating as appropriate.
  • Must possess exemplary customer service orientation with both internal and external customers.
  • Due to the varying levels at which this role must operate, self-direction, flexibility, a hands-on approach, and the ability to manage several initiatives and tasks simultaneously are critical for success.


1) Oversight and Implementation of Clinical Placement Process

Initiate, implement, and finalize the clinical placement process. Specific assignments or projects include ABSN student placement at multiple clinical and practicum sites each semester. Prepare and disseminate correspondence with students, clinical agencies, and preceptors. Secure and maintain electronic files to document students' clinical clearance and background check information as required. Collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to assure compliance with all university policies.

2) Communication and Information-sharing Infrastructure

Initiate and sustain effective levels of communication with students, partner organizations, full-time and part-time faculty, and other identified stakeholders to facilitate and support the placement process. Participate in information-sharing groups and collaborations including but not limited to monthly Bouve Clinical Coordinator meetings, the Centralized Clinical Placement Program, and School of Nursing Clinical Affairs meetings.

3) Database Administrations and Management

Integrate systems to maintain the clinical placement database and other software programs, including internal databases and web-based programs. Identify areas for process improvement; make recommendations regarding system customization based on changing School needs. Prepare documents and reports as requested.

4) Evaluation Reporting

Organize and summarize applicable clinical placement data in clear reports each semester. Report specifics to be determined by CPO Program Manager and programmatic needs.

Position Type

Academic Administration

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.