Director of Clinical Education, Physician AssistantSouth University Austin, TX, 1220 W. Louis Henna Boulevard, Round Rock, Texas, United States of AmericaReq #887 Monday, June 14, 2021 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning. Visit www.southuniversity.edu
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Tuition Assistant Program
Long/Short Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Generous Paid Time Off
12 Paid Holidays
* includes domestic partner coverage
POSITION SUMMARY:The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the clinical phase of the Physician Assistant Program. It is expected that the Director of Clinical Education will provide effective leadership toward meeting program and Student Learning Outcomes related to the clinical phase of the program. The Director of Clinical Education will work with the Program Director and other members of the PA faculty to ensure that students consistently meet the program’s Student Learning Outcomes. The Director of Clinical Education will work to ensure that the program‘s clinical phase is in compliance with all ARC‐PA accreditation standards pertaining to supervised clinical practice experiences. The Director of Clinical Education should work in synergy with his/her counterpart at PA programs on other South University campuses. Full‐time Faculty also participate in activities that promote the stature of the academic programs, Departments, and Colleges and abide by the mandates set by the South University Board of Trustees and Administration. Incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion.
KEY JOB ELEMENTS: Oversees clinical curriculum development, which includes the design and implementation of the clinical phase of the program. Supervises all members of the program’s clinical education team (CET). Oversees ongoing assessment and improvement of the clinical phase of the program to include evaluation of student performance, preceptor performance, clinical site quality, and clinical curriculum. Collaborates with the Program Director and site development coordinator to design and implement an ongoing clinical site monitoring plan to ensure the program has adequate SCPE sites. Manages faculty coordination by assigning clinical coursework to instructional faculty and preceptors. Provides teaching and instruction in the PA program including:
Provides input to assist with accreditation activities, as well as ongoing program evaluation and mission statement review. Participates in the program’s admissions process to include student recruitment, student evaluation (through application review and candidate interviews), and student selection meetings. Collaborates with the Director of Didactic Education on ongoing assessment of student performance toward attaining the program’s Student Learning Outcomes. Engages in service, community and campus relations, and scholarly activities appropriate to the role of Director of Clinical Education and PA faculty. Participates in faculty development opportunities each year as required in the areas of teaching and academic administration. Provides remedial instruction as needed. Adheres to university policies as described in the Employee Handbook, the Faculty Supplement to the Employee Handbook, job description, or other separate guidelines. Remains in compliance with South University’s academic policies and procedures, educational policies, both SACSCOC and programmatic accreditation standards, and state agency regulations. Assists with the investigation of student problems requiring academic actions according to South University policies and procedures. Upholds Program/Department/College initiatives designed to achieve student outcomes, and Campus/community relations. Performs instructional duties as assigned and as outlined in the job description and in accordance with the provisions of the Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook. Assists with other responsibilities as determined by the Program Director and/or the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs.
- Overseeing coordination of instruction for all clinical courses and rotations annually.
- Lecturing in areas of clinical and/or professional expertise.
- Providing academic advising as a Small Group Facilitator and Student Advisor.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Terminal degree as a Physician Assistant; current NCCPA certification; eligible for licensure as a PA in the state in which the campus is located. 1-2 years academic experience (preferred); 3 years clinical experience (required). Experience in PA/medical classroom teaching and PA education administration highly preferred. For graduate programs, a terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in the discipline to be taught, with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline) required. Active, valid, and unencumbered state licensure or certification as applicable to the discipline. Membership in a professional association tied to area of instruction (preferred). Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to build successful relationships with students and faculty. Strong interpersonal skills with student and staff populations. Excellent critical thinking, conflict resolution, and decision‐making skills. Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills. Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite, ExamSoft, and WebAdMIT.
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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, video conference, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.**South University Austin has applied for accreditation for the Physician’s Assistant program to begin in January 2023. Should accreditation not be received from ARC-PA, the staff and faculty hired will be released from employment.
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