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Rowan University Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Program in Sewell, New Jersey

The Virtua Health College of Medicine & Life Sciences of Rowan University is an innovative and historic academic health partnership between Rowan University and Virtua Health and a vehicle for enhanced collaboration between two of its constituents, the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Rita & Larry Salva School of Nursing & Health Professions, to prepare the healthcare workforce of the future and to improve patient care, health, and wellness for all in a diverse community.

We are accepting applications for the position of Director of Clinical Education for The Physician Assistant Program. The program will be offered on the campus of Rowan College of Jersey in Sewell, NJ, which also houses the Sewell campus of the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine. The Director of Clinical Education will work closely with program personnel to develop and administer the program in compliance with the standards of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for the supervision of the clinical education portion of the Physician Assistant Program and reports to the Program Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clinical site development, including locating prospective sites, recruiting sites, and formulating affiliation agreements

  • Maintain agreements, required individual site requirements, and certificate of liability with placement sites

  • Obtain, file, maintain, review, and update clinical instructional faculty (preceptors) credentials, certifications, licenses, and CVs

  • Develop and implement mechanisms to recognize clinical affiliate participation in program and educational activities

  • Maintain ongoing communication with clinical preceptors

  • Conduct continuous evaluation of clinical sites, preceptors, and clinical year students

  • Develop and coordinate the clinical year SCPE rotation schedule and assign students to clinical placements

  • Provide orientation to the clinical phase of the program for students and new faculty

  • Conduct and document clinical year student evaluations, progress and remediation, including feedback from preceptors

  • Develop, evaluate, and revise didactic learning outcomes and instructional objectives, examinations, and evaluation methodology/tools, including selection of required texts

  • Monitor the receipt of all clinical evaluations and ensure all documents are filed and final grades submitted in a timely manner

  • Ensure the program clinical examinations and test items are on file and current

  • Chair the PA Program Clinical Year Committee

  • Develop, compile, distribute, review, and update the Preceptor handbook annually

  • Conduct and document clinical year student evaluations, progress and remediation

  • Coordinate, update, and oversee the maintenance, revision, and implementation of all clinical year syllabi

  • Develop, maintain, and revise the PA program curriculum schedule for clinical year students

  • Participate in the development and design of the Physician Assistant Program

  • Course-direct, develop, implement, and analyze graduate level physician assistant courses in the PA program

  • Evaluate student performance as needed throughout the PA curriculum

  • Provide academic counseling of graduate PA students as assigned by the Program Director

  • Assist with and provide remedial instruction throughout the curriculum as assigned by the Program Director

  • Assist with the comprehensive data collection, self-assessment, evaluation, analysis, and implementation of action plans necessary for the ongoing evaluation of the PA program

  • Participate in professional development directly related to PA education

  • Assist with the development, review, and revision of the PA program mission, goals, and competencies.

  • Capstone project advising as assigned by the Program Director

  • Participate in recruitment, screening, and selection of PA student applicants

  • Participate in program, college and university-related search committees

  • Participate in regular faculty meetings, retreats, program, college and university committees, and professional organizations

  • Attend local, state, and national conferences and designated programs pertinent to physician assistant education and practice to enhance teaching, management and/or clinical abilities

  • Engage in scholarly activities, community service, and program related grant or research projects

  • Serve on college and university committees and task forces

  • Maintain membership in national, state and local professional organizations

  • Participate in community service activities and university outreach

Qualifications

  • Possess a minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited PA program

  • Be NCCPA certified and have or be eligible for current licensure in New Jersey

  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience as a physician assistant in a clinical setting

  • Teaching and administrative experience preferred

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills including good oral and written communication abilities

  • Must have strong organizational skills necessary to develop and implement both short and long-term plans

  • Must be able to oversee multiple different aspects of the clinical curriculum to ensure compliance with ARC-PA standards

  • Must have a familiarity with common office and academic software

Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine promote a diverse community that begins with students, faculty, staff and administration who respect each other and value each other’s dignity. By identifying and removing barriers and fostering individual potential, Rowan will cultivate a community where all members can learn and grow. The Rowan University community is committed to a safe environment that encourages intellectual, academic, and social interaction and engagement across multiple intersections of identities. Creating and maintaining a caring community that embraces diversity in its broadest sense is among the highest priorities.

Leadership, staff, and faculty identified diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values for Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. We believe promoting these values cultivates a more diverse physician workforce and develops skillful, culturally competent physicians to improve health and solve health disparities.

Experience with diverse populations. Record of respect and openness towards people whose social and cultural background is different from one’s own. Ability to recognize and manage one’s behaviors and communication to create an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment within the department/organization.

NOTE: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US. The university will not sponsor an applicant's work visa for this position.

NOTE: This faculty appointment is Tenure Eligible and may be granted upon successful completion of criteria listed in the Rowan-Virtua SOM Faculty Bylaws.

NOTE: Faculty Rank of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor is pending review and recommendation made by the Faculty Affairs Committee

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications must contain a letter of interest that includes a clear description of experience and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. All applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system.

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