Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and Clinical Director

  • Presbyterian College
  • Clinton, SC
  • Apr 29, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Physician Assistant

Job Description

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Clinical Director is responsible for the overall leadership of the clinical phase of the Physician Assistant Program.

The Clinical Director is responsible for the day-to-day planning, operations and management of the clinical components of the physician assistant program.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and direct the clinical phase of the program under the leadership of the Program Director working in collaboration with the Academic Director.
  • Maintain collaborative external relationships to facilitate valuable clinical experiences and community relationships.
  • Secure high-quality clinical sites for rotations and learning experiences.
  • Be responsible for all aspects of ARC-PA accreditation processes and standards related to the clinical phase of the PA program.
  • Lead the daily program administration of the clinical phase of the program including: student placement, student records management, student CV development, clinical experiences, and documentation required.
  • In conjunction with an administrative assistant, The Clinical Director is responsible for the verification and documentation of all clinical site requirements such as Affiliation Agreements, Preceptor Profiles/Practice Profiles, Licensure and Board Certification verification, Criminal Background Checks, immunization records and other site required documentation.
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and assessment of academic performance evaluations within the clinical phase, including End of Rotation assignments, PACKRAT, OSCE examinations, and End of Rotation Exams.
  • Help coordinate, prepare, and administer final summative examination and OSCE examination.
  • Participate with coordination of and conduction of site visits to PA students during clinical rotations.
  • Ensure compliance with educational objectives during the clinical phase of the program. Troubleshoot concerns related to clinical year students and/or clinical sites and preceptors.
  • Oversee the planning and conduction of Call Back Days for clinical year students.
  • Orient students during didactic seminar for the clinical year.
  • Assist in coordinating Special Topics lectures that occur during Call Back Days.
  • Provide classroom instruction preparing and presenting relevant course content.
  • PA faculty are expected to participate one day per week in a clinically related activity
Additional responsibilities:
  • Effective budget management.
  • Help to monitor program academic integrity.
  • Provide ongoing program evaluation in conjunction with other faculty members.
  • Participate in student recruitment, admission, and selection process.
  • Provide input to the PA Steering Committee.
  • Leading the Clinical Committee
  • Perform student advisement and academic counseling.
  • Provide input to faculty in designing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating the curriculum.
  • Participate in various community and civic activities.
  • Participate in scholarly activity.
  • Participate in college committees.
The responsibilities are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There may be other duties assigned. Assignments may be adjusted at the discretion of the Program Director.
  • Academic advising
  • Administration
  • Accreditation services
  • Clinical practice
  • Clinical site development
  • Clinical site monitoring
  • Coordination of instruction
  • Curriculum development
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Fiscal management
  • Mission statement review
  • Program evaluation
  • Remedial instruction
  • Scholarly activities
  • Student recruitment
  • Student evaluation
  • Student selection
  • Teaching and instruction
Requirements:
  • Must hold one of the following credentials: PA-C, NP, MD, or DO
  • Must hold a current, valid, unrestricted, and unqualified license to practice medicine in the state of South Carolina and s/he may not hold any license that is restricted or qualified in any manner.
  • Minimum of a Master's degree
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and responsiveness to students, preceptors, and others Strong critical thinking, organization, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient written and verbal language skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent skills working with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) Preferences
  • 2+ years' experience in teaching in an academic setting
  • Strong quantitative and analytic skills
  • Actively practices medicine in a clinical setting
To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to hr@presby.edu

Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.

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