Preceptor, Physical Therapy Assisting

Job description

Preceptor, Physical Therapy Assisting

Department: Health Careers and Sciences

Location: Metropolitan Campus

Reports To: Assoc. Health Careers and Sciences

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req1183

Employment Type: Administration and Professionals

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Standard College Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Manages and coordinates the organization, administration, periodic review, planning, development and general effectiveness of the clinical phase of the Physical Therapy Assistant program.


·Manages and coordinates the clinical phase of the Physical Therapy Assistant program

·Creates and maintains clinical schedules for student learning

·Conducts regular clinical site visits

·Investigates and resolves conflicts with students and /or clinical sites

·Performs didactic instruction (including web-based instruction) of various Physical Therapy Assistant program courses

·Assists in the development of policies related to the Physical Therapy Assistant program

·Assists with the admissions process

·Assists with program recruitment and marketing

·Assists with counseling and guidance to students

·Participates in program course preparations and evaluations

·Establishes an effective record-keeping system to ensure program and students meet and maintain accreditation standards

·Maintains office hours

·Maintains effective communication with applicants, students, graduates, faculty, instructors, and outside stakeholders

·Serves as liaison between College and community health care agencies, professional organizations and other network entities vital to the Physical Therapy Assistant program

·Maintains membership in the American Physical Therapy Association

·Performs academic responsibilities consistent with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and with College policy

·Maintains required BCI and up to date immunizations

·Responsible for the successful completion of an annual drug screen

·Performs other duties as assigned




·Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assisting or professional degree as a physical therapist

·Graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant or physical therapist program

·Licensed in the state of Ohio as a physical therapist assistant or physical therapist

·Minimum of three years of demonstrated clinical experience as a physical therapist assistant or physical therapist

·Minimum of three years of demonstrated clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination experience

·Demonstrated experience making sound decisions that affect a work unit or team

·Demonstrated experience requiring diverse problem solving methods in a variety of situations

·Must have valid driver’s license with the ability to regularly travel to and from various clinical sites

·Must successfully complete a Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) Background Check to include fingerprinting, social security number trace, county record search, state search, and a check of Federal Bureau of Investigation records

·Must provide proof of required immunizations as specified at:


·Possess strong organizational and time-management skills

·Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

·Possess current knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology (e.g., word processing, e-mail, database) or proven ability to learn these skills

·Possess knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy

·Ability to work with students with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

·Ability to meet the faculty requirements as stated in the Standards and Elements for the Commission on Accreditation of physical therapist assistant programs

·Ability to investigate and resolve conflicts

·Ability to travel to various clinical sites

·Ability to organize and coordinate large amounts of data

·Ability to promote student success

·Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently

·Ability to initiate, administer, assess, and document the clinical education component of the program

·Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers

·Ability to travel, as needed

·Possess working knowledge of clinical and/or didactic education concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

·Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

·Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects

·Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

·Ability to research and analyze issues and develop solutions

·Ability to works accurately with great attention to detail

·Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population




·Continuous Improvement

·Quality of Work


·Service Focus




·Time Utilization



  • Bachelor’s degree or enrolled in related undergraduate studies
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in a physical therapist assistant/physical therapist academic program or equivalent coursework
  • 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

  • Possess knowledge of education, management, and adult learning theories and principles

    (The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

    ·The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;

    ·The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;

    ·Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type.However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;

    ·Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite


    Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

    Special Note:

    Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

    Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.




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    Posted: 5/10/2019
    Application Due: 7/19/2019
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