: 01-50-5088-PA DeptLocations:
: East Longmeadow, MAPosted:
: Jul 23, 2021Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)Position ID:
About Bay Path University:
When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student...to start them on the road of success. We still do.
Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.
Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and three satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.
We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.
We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.
- Position Code: TBD
- Status: Full-time Faculty, 12-months
- Hours: M-F 8-4:30, occasional evenings and weekends
- Exempt: Yes
- Location: East Longmeadow, MA
The Director of Clinical Coordination of the Physician Assistant Program has three main roles: First, oversee all aspects of the clinical experiences of physician assistant student training to assure the effectiveness of instruction on campus and university affiliated clinical sites. Second, actively engage in teaching, service and scholarship in the physician assistant program. Third, participate in university, program and community activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Responsible for the scheduling and oversight of annual clinical clerkships.
- Identify, establish, and maintain relationships with area health providers, clinical establishments and the community for the purpose of development and implementation of clinical experience sites.
- Oversee and coordinate the development and execution of agreements and/or contracts with clinical affiliates, instructors, and preceptors to be involved in the clinical training of physician assistant students.
- Evaluate and manage the clinical curriculum including, but not limited to, Exxat audits, student evaluations, preceptor evaluations and clerkship site evaluations.
- Coordinate, maintain, and perform periodic analyses of the student, Exxat and clinical site databases to identify opportunities for process and outcome improvements.
- Develop orientation session/s for upcoming clerkship year students to acquaint them to clerkship expectations and outcomes.
- Coordinate and participate in return to campus activities for clinical year students including EOREs, presentations, debriefing, and special events.
- Collaborate with PA faculty to evaluate clinical sites.
- Coordinate and track clerkship site visits as a means of communicating and reinforcing experiential learning objectives.
- Provide supervision, instruction, advice and counsel to students assigned to the clinical clerkships and thereby facilitate the students' successful completion of all learning objectives and assure the achievement of clinical competency.
- Work collaboratively with the Executive Program Manager in all clinical components.
- Participate in curriculum design and program development to include, but not limited to, program manuals, instructional materials, competency development and course learning objectives.
- Participate in ongoing program evaluation. Maintain accurate and appropriate records, assist with periodic program data collection and analysis for programmatic, accreditation or grant reporting.
- Actively participate in the development, initiation and implementation of instructional experiences throughout the curriculum to achieve and maintain compliance with ARC-PA standards.
- Participate in the ARC-PA accreditation meetings and on-site evaluation.
- Actively participate in lab sessions, practical examinations, skills courses and small groups.
- Teach and/or facilitate courses in the didactic component of the curriculum as assigned.
- Engage in teaching, scholarship, and service activities as defined in the Faculty Manual.
- Develop proficiency in programmatic systems, such as but limited to: CANVAS, CASPA, Exxact, PAEA and Exam Soft, or equivalent programmatic systems.
- Serve as an ambassador for the PA Program through participation in service activities of the University and PA Program.
- Participate in the identification and recruitment of qualified applicants. Regularly facilitate information sessions. Work in collaboration with the Admissions Committee and program faculty and staff in the review of application material and the interview process.
- Identify sources for and participate in the preparation and implementation of grants and contracts supportive of the activities of the University and PA Program.
- Serve on University and PA Program faculty committees as/when appointed or elected.
- Attend and participate in required university activities such as, but not limited to, university graduation, faculty development sessions, assessment day and faculty committee work.
- Attend and participate in Departmental meetings and annual retreats.
- Attend and participate in program activities such as, but not limited to, Information Sessions, Admissions activities, White Coat Ceremony, PA Graduation, and external committee obligations.
- Participate in the search process activities of the University and PA Program.
- Participate in NEASC accreditation activities as assigned
- Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations for own professional development and to ensure program excellence and appropriateness of curriculum and instruction and its application to clinical instruction.
- Attend trainings as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the University and Program.
- Current NCCPA certification.
- Current state licensure.
- A minimum of three years clinical experience.
- Master's Degree required.
- Higher Education experience preferred.
- Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail, able to manage deadlines efficiently and effectively.
- Strong computer skills.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- The ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion is critical.
- Valid U.S. driver's license;
- Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course (within 15 days of hire) and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter;
- Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own;
- Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures;
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines;
- General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role of a Director of Clinical Education - Physician Assistant Program in achieving those goals.
- All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment;
- Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.
Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for three (3) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.
Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.
All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.
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