Associate Chair, Department of Physician Assistant

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 27, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Associate Chair, Department of Physician Assistant

Posting Number: A00636
Position Status:
Department: 1606-College of Health Sciences-Master Physician Assistant

Function: College of Health Sciences - PA
Family: Academic Administration
Classification Series Title: Chair

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: 120,000.00
Maximum 140,000.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: 120,000.00
Maximum: 140,000.00

Job Summary
Assists the PA Department chair to initiate and direct the day-to-day policies and procedures of the Department of Physician Assistant Education, which aids the faculty and staff in performing their duties and the students in reaching their potential. Teaches in the PA program. Develops and collects data regarding educational outcome measures for all programs in the Department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.1. Knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to the practice of Physician Assistants.2. Knowledge of the skills and tasks that may be performed by a primary care Physician Assistant.3. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.4. Ability to handle detail-oriented projects.5. Ability to effectively interact with administration, faculty, staff, students and health professionals.6. Organizational skills necessary for prioritizing workload.7. Ability to initiate and complete projects.

Required Qualifications
1. EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited PA Certificate Program. Masters degree required. Earned doctorate degree (or in progress) preferred.2. EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 years clinical experience as a Physician Assistant and 4 years full-time teaching experience in a PA or related program.3. LICENSURE: Physician Assistant License. NCCPA Certification. California Driver License.4. PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to individuals with 2 years administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Date: 08/24/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties

Job Duty
1. Assist in all administrative duties needed to keep the PA Program running smoothly.
2. Assist in the preparation of the yearly budget.
3. Actively participates in College of Health Sciences and other University committees.
4. Prepares student semester schedules.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
1. Updates the PA Handbook and PA section of the University Catalog.
2. Performs research and/or scholarly activity.
3. Provides instructions to students as part of the PA curriculum.
4. Counsels students with personal/academic concerns and refers them as necessary.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
1. Evaluates and monitors progress of the program.
2. Conducts faculty workshops as needed.
3. Coordinates team teaching responsibilities.
4. Prepares clear and concise written reports (Self Study, Grants and Progress reports).

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
1. Works closely with the faculty, staff, and students of other departments in College-related activities.
2. Provide recommendations for PA instructors and staff for employment as needed.
3. Performs school, community and professional service activities.

Percentage Of Time

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 available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is typically low to moderate.

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