Specialist 1, Nursing

Salt Lake Community College

Position Title: Specialist 1, Nursing

Open Internally or Externally: External

If faculty, tenure track status: Not Applicable

Reports to (title): Associate Dean of Nursing

Department: Nursing

Requisition Number: 24217

Position Type: Replacement

Job Category: Staff

FT/PT: Full-time

Initial Work Location:

Starting Salary: $35,979.15 – $40,476.54

Job Open Date: 02/05/2024

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Priority Review Date: 02/29/2024

Job Summary: Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) seeks to attract an active and academically diverse full-time Specialist 1, in the Clinical Nursing Division of the highest caliber. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department. They participate in their professional communities and collaborate with colleagues in developing and achieving student success. Such staff members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Coordination & Scheduling:

  • Assist with managing the clinical schedule totaling between 4,000 and 5,000 student clinical placements which requires fitting multiple clinical and lab days into the students’ course schedule. Utilize a variety of different programs to assist in this process.
  • Learn and utilize a variety of different computer applications to assist in this process.
  • Assist the Clinical Coordinator with the rescheduling of clinicals as needed for 500+ students during Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.
  • Supervise students in the site-specific compliance process, including becoming familiar with clinical partner requirements and monitoring student progress to ensure students are compliant before the semester begins.

Compliance & Tracking:

  • Monitor students’ compliance with immunizations, CPR, background checks, drug screens, and facility-specific requirements.
  • Monitor compliance for faculty in personnel management software, follow up when renewals are needed and coordinate with the division secretary for the management of faculty and student files.
  • Track missed clinical/labs by students and work with the lab coordinator and facilities to arrange for the student to make-up the missed time.
  • Responsible for any audits requested by the partner facilities.

Communication & Collaboration:

  • Assist with the management of the inventory as needed.
  • Serve as back up receptionist and support the receptionist office as needed. Duties include clerical work, receiving and directing students. Assist with written and oral communications with students.
  • Respond to emails, texts, and phone calls from students, faculty, and hospital facilities within 24 business hours.
  • Attend department administrative meetings as required.


  • Collaborate with Admissions team to receive the roster for the incoming first semester students each semester. Monitor the progress of students throughout their tenure in the program, adjusting the roster for course failures and program dismissals.
  • Monitor the students that are on Leave of Absence (LOA) and coordinate the return to program process.
  • Coordinate the Registered Nurse Apprenticeship (RNA) application process including follow up with program leadership to ensure the student has met all necessary criteria. Incumbent must stay up to date on RNA and DOPL requirements and processes.
  • Participate in the new student orientation process and pinning ceremony as needed. Assist Program Coordinator with the management of students as directed.

Other duties as assigned.
Attend other trainings and workshops to stay current on college trends, software and customer serve concepts.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree (or 60 completed credits of post secondary education).
  • Zero (0) to two (2) years of related experience in scheduling, personnel and/or project management.

This position is student-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements including Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Preferred Qualifications: Three (3) years general nursing experience.Familiarity in compliance standards including but not limited to immunization requirements.Experience with the Complio database. Knowledge of other programs including databases to support and assist with scheduling.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe and willingness to learn other programs.Excellent communication skills and an ability to create and foster working relations with Clinical Partners.Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks.Ability to perform detailed tasks for extreme accuracy.Ability to work well with students, faculty and administrators in resolving complex problems.Excellent customer service and communication skills.Ability to coordinate with other staff members, including training, daily task assignment and progress on project completion.Must be able to work under stressful situations and in a fast-paced environment.Plan, organize, and coordinate projects and activities effectively.Work effectively under pressure and resolve issues amid difficulties.Ability to work both independently and as a team member.Demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills.Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Attend other trainings and workshops to stay current on college trends, software and customer serve concepts.

Special Instructions: Please provide a cover letter, resume and any unofficial training certification/college transcripts.Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits: https://i.slcc.edu/culture/benefits/index.aspx

SLCC Highlights: Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utah’s fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students’ lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

SLCC Information: Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). In addition to URS, SLCC offers several other retirement account options.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/58057

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About Salt Lake Community College

SLCC Vision

Salt Lake Community College will be a model for inclusive and transformative education, strengthening the communities we serve through the success of our students.

SLCC Mission

Salt Lake Community College is your community college. We engage and support students in educational pathways leading to successful transfer and meaningful employment.

SLCC Values

We don’t just state our values; we live them through dedicated, collective effort. Our values ground our future endeavors and help us realize our mission of being an open-access, comprehensive community college committed to the transfer education and workforce needs of our students.

  • Collaboration
    • We believe we’re better when we work together.
  • Community
    • We partner with our community in the transformative, public good of educating students.
  • Inclusivity
    • We seek to cultivate an environment of respect and empathy, advanced by diverse cultures and perspectives.
  • Learning
    • We learn as a college by building outstanding educational experiences for students and by supporting faculty and staff in their professional development.
  • Innovation
    • We value fresh thinking and encourage the energy of new ideas and initiatives.
  • Integrity
    • We do the right things for the right reasons.
  • Trust
    • We build trust by working together in good faith and goodwill to fulfill the College’s mission.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We value contributions from each SLCC community member and strive to create a secure, welcoming and respectful environment for our employees. We believe a rich diversity of voices and perspectives leads to academic excellence and impactful transformation. We welcome applications from candidates committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Read about our enduring commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity.

Workplace Culture 

We are a strong community of employees striving to fulfill the same mission, guided by the same vision and values, and connected in our efforts to become a model for transformative and inclusive higher education — all of which wouldn’t be possible without the well-being of our employees. Here at SLCC, you’ll find a collaborative and inclusive work environment with ample opportunities for relevant and meaningful professional development and learning opportunities. Learn how people shape our Workplace Culture.

Our Location

Find our ten SLCC campuses around the Salt Lake Valley, each one in view of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and with easy access to world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, arts and entertainment. We’re proud to host part of the internationally renowned Sundance Film Festival at the SLCC Grand Theatre, and support U.S. Speedskating Olympic hopefuls at our facilities and in our classrooms. Nationally, our state is consistently lauded for its burgeoning economy, affordable cost of living and strong communities. (We should know, we’re one of them, just ask us!) See where we live and work.

Our SLCC Story 

We are Utah’s largest open-access college, proudly educating the state’s most diverse student body in 100+ degree programs across 8 areas of study. Together, we transform students’ lives to strengthen our communities since 1948. Our 60,000+ students gain training and education relevant to Utah’s fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs, with most students transferring to four-year institutions and thousands more launching careers in direct-to-workforce programs. But there’s much more to our story.