Full-Time / Posted March 23, 2021
Ursuline College, a small liberal arts college located on a tranquil campus in Pepper Pike OH, just outside of Cleveland, is seeking a Coordinator of Clinical Education for the developing Physician Assistant program. The position is full-time, 12-months reporting to the Physician Assistant Program Director.
The Coordinator of Clinical Education will have the primary responsibility of assisting with the implementation, evaluation, and modification of the clinical curriculum. This individual will be responsible for recruiting and collaborating with clinical preceptors, establishing clinical rotation sites and evaluation of clinical sites and clinical preceptors, presenting lectures and laboratory instruction, developing and grading examinations and assignments, and recruiting clinical phase guest lecturers. He/ she will also be actively involved with student advising and admissions, faculty meetings or committees, and scholarly activity.
- Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program or medical school.
- Master’s degree required. Doctoral degree strongly preferred.
- Current NCCPA certification or physician board certification.
- Minimum of three years clinical experience as a practicing PA/physician. Clinical precepting and teaching experience in physician assistant education strongly preferred.
- Eligibility for licensure in the state.
- Strong commitment to fulfill mission statement of department, college, and university.
- Participate in development, evaluation, and revision of clinical phase curriculum.
- Coordinate clinical phase, curriculum and rotation scheduling.
- Participate in the ARC-PA provisional accreditation application, process, and site visit. Also participate in maintenance of accreditation.
- Recruit and orient appropriate lecturers for clinical end of rotation seminars (EORS).
- Instruct PA students in areas of knowledge and expertise.
- Participate in academic advising of PA students.
- Participate in student applicant admissions, student recruitment and interviewing.
- Establish and revise annually, with assistance of other faculty and Program Director, textbooks required for clinical phase of program.
- Participate in laboratory instruction in didactic and clinical phase of program.
- Participate in student evaluation by developing and grading written assignments, written examinations, OSCEs, practical skill competencies, and oral presentations.
- Participate in faculty meetings and retreats, and department, college, and university committees.
- Maintain NCCPA certification or physician board certification.
- Participate in appropriate local, state, and national physician assistant educational and professional associations.
- Participate in clinical practice or research activities depending on tenure-track or non-tenure track position. To be determined by the department Program Director.
- Maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity to be a role-model for physician assistant students.
- Agree not to participate as a medical provider for students enrolled in the PA program.
- Identify and develop clinical sites for conducting student clinical rotations assuring a combination of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, as well as metropolitan and rural education sites.
- Recruit clinical preceptors to serve instructional faculty for clinical phase of program.
- In concert with Medical Director and Program Director, arrange and negotiate Affiliation Agreements with clinical teaching sites.
- Orient and educate clinical preceptors to assure that learning outcomes and competencies for physician assistant education are met and are consistent with specific learning objectives delineated for each clinical rotation discipline.
- Maintain and coordinate a comprehensive database for all clinical preceptors and clinical training sites.
- Maintain a systematic process of evaluating and assessing student experience and progress, clinical sites, preceptors, clinical courses, End of Rotation Seminars, and the clinical curriculum.
- Coordinate and conducts regular clinical site, preceptor, and student site visits.
- Coordinate required clinical requirements of students for the specific clinical sites.
- Develop and coordinate clinical student orientation.
- Develop and revise Clinical Student Handbook and the Clinical Preceptor Handbook.
- Develop and revise the Clinical Preceptor Handbook.
- Review the mission, program goals and competencies annually with the program team.
- Participate in student remediation and coordinate the remediation process.
- Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, official copies of all university transcripts, three letters of professional reference and a letter of application that includes the applicant’s philosophy of teaching and leadership. Applications may be submitted to:
Ryan Adler EdD, MSPAS, PA-C Founding Program Director, Ursuline College Physician Assistant Program, Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions, via Ms. Katharyn Battistone at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application reviews and interviews will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.