Academic Coordinator Clinical Education PTA Program

Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Company Description:

Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens, MWCC now serves approximately 12,000 credit and noncredit students each year and offers over 70 associate degree and credit certificate options. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

The Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCE) is responsible for the planning, coordinating, facilitating, administering and monitoring of activities associated with PTA clinical education on behalf of MWCC in coordination with the academic and clinical faculty. The CCE serves as a liaison between the physical therapist assistant program and the clinical education sites. The CCE, in cooperation with the academic faculty, establishes clinical education site and facility standards, selects and evaluates clinical education sites and facilitates ongoing development of and communication with clinical education sites and clinical faculty.


Communicate between MWCC and Affiliated Clinical Sites, Center Coordinators of Clinical Education (CCCE), Clinical Instructors (CI) and students regarding policies/procedures, compliance with clinical site

requirements, contractual agreement negotiations, dissemination of program and student information, coordination of student assignments, clinical faculty development and maintenance and distribution of clinical education manual.

Communicate with all parties before, during and after clinical learning experiences.

Complete clinical education site evaluation.

Conduct Clinical Education Program Planning, Implementation and Assessment with input from academic faculty, advisory board and other vested parties.

Monitor and document the academic performance of students; determine final grade for all clinical education courses across the curriculum and determine readiness for clinical placement.

Develop remedial experiences as necessary with input from appropriate faculty, program director, assistant dean and others.

Participate in PTA advisory board meetings, regional, state and national clinical education forums and related activities to enhance development.

Manage administrative responsibilities including database of all clinical sites, current information on sites and faculty, and status of negotiated clinical agreement.

Report on status of performance of student and on clinical site/faculty in clinical education.

Develop Clinical Sites, as applicable, insuring that MWCC maintain an adequate number and diversity of Clinical education sites.

Provide Clinical Faculty Development to insure highest quality of clinical instructors for MWCC PTA students.


  • Graduate of an accredited PTA or PT program.
  • Current Massachusetts license as a PT or PTA.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a related field, (Master's preferred).
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as clinical instructor or CCE.
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving and counseling skills.
  • Current knowledge and skill in use of information and computer technology (e.g. word processing, email, database) or proven ability to learn these skills.
  • Member of the PTA preferred.
  • Able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.
  • Ability to travel to local clinical facilities.
  • Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education.
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
  • Earned status as an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor.

Additional Information:

Salary:  $27.60 per hour.   Rate increase effective 7/1/17 $28.29 per hour
Employee Status: Part-time
Benefits: No
Hours per Week: 15
Number of Weeks: 42

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

The following documents are required:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

Deadline Date:  6/29/17

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).


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