Clinical Education Instructor and Clinical Field Liaison

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 16, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Clinical Education Instructor and Clinical Field Liaison

Posting Number: F00514
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 1701-College of Veterinary Medicine

Function: College of Veterinary Medicine
Family: Academic Administration
Classification Series Title:

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $73,154.93
Maximum $87,125.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $73,154.93
Maximum: $75,000.00

Job Summary
The Clinical Education Instructor and Clinical Field Liaison (CEI/CFL) position is a joint teaching and administrative support position. The CEI/CFL works as a member of the Clinical Academic Affairs team to ensure quality educational opportunities for Year 3 and Year 4 veterinary students at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU CVM). The CEI/CFL aids the Directors of Year 3 and Year 4 Curriculum in the delivery and assessment of student clinical training and assists the Director of Clinical Relations in oversight of external clinical sites. Instructional duties will account for approximately 60% of the position effort (0.6 FTE) and will include, but are not limited to, oversight of Year 4 selective rotations, assistance with Year 3 clinical course scheduling and evaluation, and instruction in the Veterinary Basic and Medical Sciences for Year 1 and Year 2. The position duties are focused on the clinical education that occurs at clinical sites with preceptors utilized in Year 3 and Year 4 clinical curricula but may include some Year 1 and 2 educational facilities. About 30% of the position (0.3 FTE) will be dedicated to functions related to oversight of clinical sites such as documenting compliance with the College Safety and Facilities policies for Year 3 and Year 4 clinical educational facilities, preparing annual reports, and assisting with recruitment of new sites and preceptors. The remaining 10% (0.1 FTE) of time will be spent assisting with essential College service functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Basic comfort and familiarity with veterinary clinical activities in hospital and ambulatory settings involving various animal species (including dogs, cats, horses, cows, birds, fish, and exotic animals) is required. The position requires skills and physical abilities to safely navigate through an active veterinary practice setting without disruption of activity inherent in these sites.The position also requires the following skills and abilities:1. Ability to communicate effectively with others, in writing and oral form, both in person and by alternate electronic means (e. g., email, videoconference, text, phone).2. Ability to effectively interact with administration, faculty, staff, students and outside partners.3. Ability to handle detail-oriented assignments with extensive follow-up and maintain confidentiality.4. Organizational skills necessary in prioritizing workload and assuring efficiency in operation.5. Proficiency with common computer software (word processing, spreadsheets, email, and virtual communication).6. Ability to translate Cal/OSHA training into practical application at clinical sites.7. Ability to travel by automobile, airplane, or other common conveyance to urban and rural locations.

Required Qualifications
An earned DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited University

Preferred Qualifications
Safety training and certification, (e. g., 30-hour Cal/OSHA certificate).

Posting Date: 07/06/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants


Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties



Job Duty
Works with the Director of Year 4 Curriculum and assists that office with administrative responsibilities including but not limited to:
a. Collaborating with the Director of Year 4 Curriculum and selective rotations instructors to oversee completion and grading of Year 4 selective and independent study rotations.
b. Monitoring student and preceptor evaluations and addressing concerns as needed.
c. Facilitating communication between WesternU CVM, preceptors, clinical sites and students when required.

Percentage Of Time
35%

Job Duty
2. Works with the Director of Year 3 Curriculum and assists that office with administrative responsibilities including but not limited to:
a. Assisting with scheduling, schedule changes, and evaluation of Year 3 sessions.
b. Monitoring student and preceptor evaluations and addressing concerns as needed.
c. Facilitating communication between WesternU CVM, preceptors, clinical sites and students when required.

Percentage Of Time
15%

Job Duty
Serves as a facilitator for Veterinary Basic and Medical Sciences problem-based learning sessions.

Percentage Of Time
10%

Job Duty
Assists the Office of Clinical Relations with oversight of clinical sites including but not limited to:
a. Performing and documenting site visits and safety and facility inspections to help ensure the clinical site provides a safe, positive, and effective learning environment.
b. Assisting with enforcing WesternU CVM policies and procedures for both students, clinical sites, and preceptors.
c. Administering preceptor training as directed and as needed.
d. Assisting with recruiting new clinical sites and preceptors when needed.
e. Assisting in preparing annual reports and other documents required for quality control and accreditation purposes.

Percentage Of Time
30%

Job Duty
Serves on College committees as assigned.

Percentage Of Time
5

Job Duty
1. Participates in college admissions file reviews and interviews. 
2. Represents the college at specified events as determined by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, such as White Coat and Graduation ceremonies.  
3. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Percentage Of Time
5%

Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Duties of the Faculty Member are normally performed in a typical office setting, classroom setting, or laboratory setting. Depending on individual professional specialty, curriculum duties may require different environmental settings which may include, but is not limited to classrooms, farms, clinical practices, research and academic laboratories, and other off campus settings. Occasionally the employee is exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in these settings are usually moderate due to telephone calls, office equipment, normal student traffic, and depending on species – animal noises. Some travel is required, and work environment characteristics will change to that of the regional norms. Virtual delivery of the curriculum might be considered based on the characteristics of the needs of the curriculum for this discipline.

To apply, visit https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/25623






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