Interested candidates must attach a cover letter and resume, along with copies of transcripts to UM-Flint, Physical Therapy Department, 2157 William S. White Bldg. 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI, 48502. Attention: Ryan Bean, PT, DPT Committee Chair.
The College of Health Science's newly developed Physician Assistant Department is searching for a Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor. The start date for the developing UM-Flint Master of Science Physician Assistant program is June 2020.
As a PA Department faculty, the Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the clinical phase of the UM-Flint MSPA program. The role includes the development, maintenance and documentation of clinical rotation site information, troubleshooting concerns relating to clinical sites and students, and active engagement in monitoring student progress, remediation, and evaluation. The position is a 12-month faculty position as a clinical track assistant professor.
Physician Assistant Department Mission
The Physician Assistant Department at the University of Michigan-Flint will prepare students to become exemplary physician assistant practitioners, leaders, and advocates through best practices in teaching, learning, and service to our diverse local community and beyond.
Clinical Coordinator Duties (1.0 FTE)
Participates in all aspects of the development and coordination of the clinical phase
Ensures sufficient number and quality of clinical rotation experiences in traditional, non-traditional and emerging settings
Documents and verifies clinical preceptor credentials and license prior to the start of rotation
Provides orientation/training to clinical preceptors including, but not limited to, program curriculum, and supervision and teaching strategies to ensure coordination between didactic and clinical training
Works with clinical sites and students to ensure established objectives and expectations are acknowledged prior to the start of and complied with during the clinical rotation
Develops and maintains documentation including: criteria and process for selecting rotation sites, memoranda of understanding, rotation goals, objectives, and site requirements, communications
Serves as Course Instructor for Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences and/ or assigned courses and teaches in areas of expertise
Monitors student success during the clinical phase
Coordinates and manages formative and summative evaluation of student progress during the clinical phase
Participates in program self-assessment and ARC-PA accreditation preparation of documentation and site visits
Coordinates and conducts clinical rotation site visits with active reporting to the Program Director
Provide course instruction according to expertise and needs of the PA program
Develop syllabi, lectures, and evaluation instruments
Provide instruction in assigned didactic courses while working closely and collaboratively with other faculty
Develop individualized learning objectives and engage students to share in their responsibilities for learning
Serve as a small group facilitator
Participate in recruitment, admission, and retention, and academic progress of students
Participate in ARC-PA provisional accreditation application, process and accreditation site visits
Assist with program self-evaluation including periodic and ongoing policy and curriculum review
Serves on the PA Department Management Team
Participate in activities of state and national organizations concerned with the profession serve on program, department, college, and university committees as requested
Participate in professional development activities and maintains personal scholarship
Participates in service activities to support the Department, University, community and profession
Perform other functions in support of the program as requested by the program director
Master’s degree in physician assistant or relevant discipline.
Minimum of at least three years of professional clinical practice as a PA, involving direct patient care
Current NCCPA certification required
Current/ or eligible for PA licensure in the state of Michigan is required.
Minimum of at least three years of having served as a clinical site preceptor of PA students is required
Prior experience in PA education preferred
Doctoral degree preferred
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 167632
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