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University of Tulsa- Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director
Title:University of Tulsa- Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director

Office or College: Oxley College of Health Sciences
Category: Faculty

Position Summary:
A tremendous opportunity to join a young, successful, growing school of health sciences in their new state-of-the art facilities as the Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director.

Oxley College of Health Sciences seeks creative, collaborative and committed candidates who thrive in a highly adaptable, flexible environment with strong support from top leadership.

In the first program of its kind in the state of Oklahoma, the Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director arrives at an exciting time as this program is prepared to launch with over 60 students ready to join.

Reporting to the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, the Assistant Director assists with administrative duties of the Nurse Anesthesia Program and responsible for course and simulation instruction as well as participates in program admission and evaluation procedures.

Clinical sites have been established for the program with three large, fully supportive hospital systems.

The College provides the option of maintaining clinical work one day per week.

The position offers a generous salary and benefits package including full tuition benefits for dependents.

Characteristic Duties:
The Nurse Anesthesia Program Assistant Director will devote approximately 35% of their role to teaching, counseling and evaluating students; 5% to faculty scholarly activities; 10% to clinical work, 5% to service; 15% to administrative functions; and 30% to advising on doctoral level scholarly activities.

1. Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to coordinate activities related to compliance of the Nurse Anesthesia Program with University policy and with COA Standards.
2. Teach didactic courses consistent with academic preparation, knowledge and training.
3. Demonstrate the knowledge, ability, and academic preparation to assume the duties of the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, if necessary.
4. Work with the Program Director and other faculty to ensure appropriate coordination of the didactic, simulation, research, and clinical practicum segments of the program.
5. Participate in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of classroom activities and simulation exercises.
6. Maintain clinical practice.
7. Participates in the student selection process through interviews and evaluation of applicant records.


1. Assist in nurse anesthesia faculty development.
2. Assist in the orientation of new nurse anesthesia faculty members.



1. Participate in academic advising for nurse anesthesia students.
2. Chair or serve on student DNP project committees; guides students with their DNP projects - no faculty member is expected to be primary advisor to more than six scholarly projects at any given time.
3. Participate in the overall evaluation of student performance.
4. Monitors, guides, counsels, and advises students in their progression through the program.
5. Create a learning environment characterized by a culture of inquiry and practice scholarship that exemplifies rapid translation of new knowledge into practice and utilizes evaluation of practice-based models of care.
6. Participate in the annual admission process for the nurse anesthesia program.
7. Monitor currency of student credentials throughout the program (RN license, BLS, ACLS, PALS).


1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
2. Graduate of an accredited program of nurse anesthesia.
3. Doctoral degree in nursing, nurse anesthesia, or related discipline from an institution of higher education that was accredited by an agency officially recognized by the US Secretary of Education to accredit institutions at the time the degree was conferred.
4. At least three years’ clinical experience as a practicing CRNA.
5. Record of effective classroom and/or clinical teaching.
6. Current certification or recertification by the NBCRNA.
7. Unencumbered current license to practice as a registered professional nurse and APRN in Oklahoma compliant with state law.
8. Experientially qualified to assist the CRNA program administrator and, if required, assume leadership responsibilities for the program.
9. Graduate preparation in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to nurse anesthesia practice.
10 Current knowledge of CRNA practice, clinical content knowledge, and related professional issues as demonstrated by:

a. Current clinical practice
b. Research in clinical area
c. Education in the clinical area
d. Utilization of evidence-based practice in instruction, in consultation with clinical experts as appropriate
e. Participation in continuous professional development program

11. Formal instruction in curriculum, evaluation, and instruction.
12. Current knowledge of institutional and programmatic accreditation requirements for nurse educational programs.
13. Knowledge of environmental issues (e.g. community and workforce needs, changes in financial and clinical resources, state and federal regulatory requirements, accreditation requirements, scope of practice, educational environments, healthcare reimbursement, technological advancements) that may influence the program and nurse anesthesia practice by engaging in professional development (e.g. attendance at professional meetings, active engagement in state and/or national professional associations, active participation on program and institutions’ committees, and scholarly activities).
14. A record of research, scholarship or achievement appropriate for the position.

About the University of Tulsa:
The university is a private, independent doctoral degree-granting institution led by President Gerard Clancy, former inaugural Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences. Boasting a strong president, a visionary Board of Trustees and dedicated administrators, The University of Tulsa continues transformative growth that has seen an unprecedented rise into the ranks of the top 100 national universities.
The University of Tulsa is one of the nation’s best universities for a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The University was also recognized in last year’s edition of Colleges That Pay You Back.

About the Oxley College of Health Sciences:
Founded in 2015, the Oxley College of Health Sciences is TU’s newest college, bringing together programs in the School of Nursing, Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences, and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Additionally, the college houses the Faculty of Community Medicine, Institute of Health Care Delivery Sciences, and the Schweitzer Fellowship. The college enjoys partnerships with the Laureate Institute of Brain Research (LIBR), the University of Oklahoma and St. John Medical Center.

The college is housed in the Oxley Health Sciences Facility in downtown Tulsa. The college occupies 50,000 square feet in a building that was completely renovated in 2015. The space includes offices for college administrators, staff, and faculty, six high tech classrooms, a computer classroom, student lounge, high-fidelity simulation center, skills labs for the athletic training, exercise & sports science, and nursing programs, a research lab, and the Hurricane Health multi-disciplinary clinic. St. John Medical Center has an additional 20,000 square feet of simulation and clinical instruction space.

Living in Tulsa:
It’s been said Tulsa is “where the South meets the West”, mixing characteristics of a traditional, genteel and historic Southern city with the ruggedness, ambitions and appearances of the West. U.S. World News and Report gives Tulsa a thumbs up for best places to live with a cost of living about 15% less than the national average and lower unemployment rates.

The city offers something for everyone including the Ozark Mountains, cultural attractions, and 135 parks covering more than 6000 acres including botanical gardens, playgrounds, dog parks, outdoor fitness areas, 10 miles of river front and numerous sports parks. Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art is considered one the best art museums in America. Nearby are other art museums, a professional resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies in a revitalized downtown area.

Equally diverse neighborhoods offer ideal living options for everyone including the downtown area with shops, restaurants, nightlife, and over five theaters. A historic district, a midtown district featuring parks and the trendy Brady Arts District offering the best in urban living.
Tulsa has more than 15 hospitals and specialty care centers. The two largest facilities, Saint Francis Hospital and St. John Medical Center, have earned numerous awards and national top rankings, and are also two of the city’s top employers.

Travel in and out of the area is easy with Tulsa International Airport serviced by most major airlines, including American, Delta, United, and Southwest Airlines.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.


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