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Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of CRNA Program


Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of CRNA Program

Office or College

School of Nursing Oxley College of Health Sciences


Faculty Positions

Position Summary

This position is appointed by and reports to the Director of the School of Nursing at The University of Tulsa and is responsible for the building of and future oversight of the graduate nurse anesthetist program. The Director of the CRNA Program is a faculty in the School of Nursing with a visiting academic appointment with a potential option for permanent appointment. The position requires a Nurse Anesthetist with national accreditation as a CRNA and license in the state of Oklahoma as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.

Characteristic Duties

The Nurse Anesthetist hired into this position will:

  1. Provide leadership for the graduate nurse anesthetist program
  2. Direct the development and implementation of the nurse anesthetist curriculum in coordination with the Director and the School of Nursing’s Curriculum Committee, utilizing the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (ACEN) Essentials, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, National Organizations of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Oklahoma Board of Nursing, CCNE requirements and national trends
  3. Serve as a member of the Nursing Faculty Graduate Nurse Council
  4. Plan faculty workloads and teaching assignments as related to program needs
  5. Provide input for faculty evaluations (CRNA Faculty)
  6. Implement all aspects of evaluation related to the program to ensure articulation of the School of Nursing total program evaluation plan
  7. Assist the Director in evaluation of the nurse anesthetist program and in preparing internal and external annual reports on program outcomes
  8. Promote an interdisciplinary approach to advanced practice nursing education and healthcare delivery within and outside of the University of Tulsa
  9. Serve on University, College of Health Sciences, and departmental committees to which appointed or elected
  10. Perform other duties as assigned

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) hired into this position will:

  1. Model the provision of anesthesia care as a faculty member in a hospital practice setting
  2. Demonstrate and facilitate the attainment of advanced practice nursing skills in the management of nurse anesthesia services in collaboration with hospital departments such as anesthesia, surgery, and nursing administration
  3. Identify and treat anesthesia related health issues; provide and manage pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies; and use the process of assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation to provide evidenced-based care to address the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients
  4. Monitor and respond to changes in patients’ condition and integrate direct patient care with the faculty roles of teaching, scholarship, and service to the community and the profession
  5. Use critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision-making to help patients across the lifespan achieve, maintain, and restore health
  6. Work independently of or collaboratively with other team members, and refer patients to other team members to meet the needs of each patient

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a nurse anesthesia program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessor; Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, national certification as an APRN – CRNA and current Oklahoma licensure as APRN with prescriptive authority (or qualification for such is acceptable); complies with requirements regarding certification and recertification; insurable by an appropriate medical malpractice insurer for the limits required by this institution or state; excellent clinical skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with patients, students and other members of health care and academic team are essential; at least five (5) years of advanced practice clinical experience; demonstrated teaching experience in an advanced practice role; commitment to excellence in teaching and learning consistent with the Program Vision, Mission and Goals; strong collegial leadership qualities required.

Preferred Qualifications

Clinical precepting/ teaching experience; experience in higher education including accreditation, program review and assessment; experience in program development, curriculum design, informatics and communications systems


Application Information

This position resides within the College of Health Sciences in the School of Nursing. This Individual will report directly to the Director of the School of Nursing with indirect reporting to the Associate Dean and Dean of the College of Health Sciences.

Please send letter of application, curriculum vita, and contact information for three (3) references to:

Deborah Greubel, DNP, APRN-CNP
Director, School of Nursing
The University of Tulsa
School of Nursing OHSF 507
800 S Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.