Clinical Education Coordinator, Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Job description


This is a full-time 12-month position in the Division of Nursing and Health Professions to take responsibility for the coordination, facilitation, administration and monitoring of the clinical education portion of the Physical Therapist Assistant program reporting directly to the PTA Program Director. This individual must be competent in clinical education, teaching in a Physical Therapist Assistant program, and in curriculum development. Due to the nature of the practice of Physical Therapist Assistant and accreditation requirements, class preparation, teaching and skill tutoring will comprise 50% of the work week, and administration of the clinical program of study and service to the College, including meetings and committee work, will comprise the remaining 50% of the work week. This position will require travel for College, accreditation, and clinical activities.

Examples of Duties

Instructor Duties

  1. Maintains current license as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in New Jersey.
  2. Instructs and evaluates in all technical courses of the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree program. May include teaching in related college courses.
  3. Develops and updates course syllabi and related materials to reflect contemporary physical therapy practice with a focus on evidenced-based practice.
  4. Collaborates with other faculty in the development of effective teaching/learning and retention strategies.
  5. Contributes to and/or generates reports and supportive materials for accrediting agencies.
  6. Implements the philosophy, mission, learning outcomes, curriculum, and policies of the Division of Nursing and Health Professions, the Program, and the College.
  7. Maintains necessary academic records and submits records according to published deadlines.
  8. Demonstrates fairness and flexibility in interactions with a diverse student population.
  9. Assists in the acquisition of related instructional materials and supplies.
  10. Participates in College governance and operations through Division and College committees.
  11. Contributes to the community as a representative of the College.
  12. Participates in recruitment and retention activities for the College and the Program.
  13. Fulfills campus-wide responsibilities.
  14. Maintains professional competence by participating in on-going clinical practice, continuing education, professional conferences, research, and writing relevant to faculty responsibilities.
  15. Performs other duties, as assigned.

  1. In conjunction with the program director, will develop, implement and assess the clinical educational portion of the curriculum consistent with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  2. Establish, develop and maintain an adequate number of clinical educational sites relative to quality, quantity and diversity of learning experiences.
  3. Develop criteria and procedures for clinical site utilization and assessment.
  4. Train clinical site administrators and instructors, commonly called Center Coordinators of Clinical Education (CCCE) and Clinical Instructors (CI) on the curriculum and assesses their performance.
  5. Develop, administer and monitor the program's evaluation process for the clinical education component, including instruments used for evaluation of student performance, clinical education sites and clinical faculty.
  6. Monitor and document the academic performance of students to ensure that they successfully achieve the criteria for completing clinical learning experiences.
  7. Utilize intervention strategies with clinical sites to ensure students with academic difficulties in clinical experiences receive extra help and remediation in order to achieve student success.
  8. Maintain frequent communication with all clinical sites to ensure that CCCEs and CIs maintain their current knowledge of program of study, clinical education and health care changes affecting clinical practice and education.
  9. Assist in the development and maintenance of the Clinical Education Handbook.
  10. Assist the Program Director to ensure compliance with CAPTE and APTA rules, regulations and mandates for the entire program.
  11. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends with advanced notice.
  12. Perform all other duties, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Current valid license as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in New Jersey required upon employment in the position
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of 3 years post-licensure current clinical practice
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a CCCE or CI in physical therapy, or a minimum of 2 years' experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a PT or PTA program
  • Experience in clinical or educational administration
  • Clinical experience in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrated leadership and teaching experience
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Commitment to the community college mission including addressing the needs of a diverse student population
  • Ability to design and implement successful pedagogical strategies for students exhibiting a broad range of abilities
  • Utilization of innovative teaching methods incorporating technology, including on-line resources
  • Commitment and ability to utilize instructional strategies to promote student recruitment, retention, and success
  • Ability to help students adjust to the college academic community
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with students, colleagues, administration, and the community
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • Dedication to improving college course offerings by active participation in curriculum processes, including outcomes assessment
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with others
  • Commitment to campus life by participation in college-sponsored activities and functions
  • Involvement with College Committees and Task Forces
  • Proven commitment to scholarly achievement and professional growth
  • Participation in community service
  • Work effectively with others.
  • Master's degree in a related area
  • Experience in teaching PT /PTA students and/or healthcare professionals
  • Current knowledge of associate degree therapy and teaching methodologies
  • Experience in outcomes assessment and program evaluation methodologies
  • Familiarity with community college education
Supplemental Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical activity of the position:
  • Climbing
  • Balancing
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Crouching
  • Crawling
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Lifting
  • Grasping
  • Feeling
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as picking, pinching, typing
Physical requirements of the position:
  • Heavy work- exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly
Visual acuity requirements of the position:
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity
Workplace conditions of the position:
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.




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Posted: 5/22/2020
Application Due: 8/20/2020
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