Director of Clinical Education – Physician Assistant Program
General Description: The Director of Clinical Education (DCE) reports to the Physician Assistant Program Director. The Director of Clinical Education (DCE), a full-time, 12-month, fixed term/ranked position, combines faculty and administrative responsibilities to ensure the efficient operation of the clinical phase of the program. The DCE is responsible for the supervision of the clinical phase of the program. The DCE is responsible for collaborating with the Director of Academic Education to integrate the curriculum across its phases. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the recruiting and interviewing of applicants, student advising and guidance, course coordination, program evaluation, didactic and clinical instruction, and developing, monitoring, and evaluating clinical sites and students. The successful Director of Clinical Education must demonstrate a collaborative approach to clinical education. The DCE assists the Program Director in assuring compliance with Institutional policies and procedures and identifying competencies for the PA Program that reflect the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful completion of the Program, maintenance of ARC-PA accreditation, passing of the NCCPA board examinations, and professional practice.
Administrative – 75% of workload
- Responsible for all clinical administrative aspects of the program; supervise the clinical placement assistant; assist the program director with the development of the clinical curriculum; coordinates and assists with clinical year orientation; assists with collection and analysis of pertinent data necessary for self-study/accreditation/ongoing quality improvement; serves as an academic advisor to clinical students; serves as a program liaison to clinical instructors, preceptors, and clinical sites; periodic site visits; maintain appropriate student and administrative records; ensures school’s compliance with applicable policies, accreditation standards and legal requirements.
Teaching – 15% of workload
- Plan and organize instruction relevant to the clinical phase; track student progress during the clinical phase; course coordinator for PAS 623 and assistant course instructor for PAS 622; may assist in teaching responsibilities relevant to area of expertise and as assigned in the didactic phase of the program; collaborates with the program director, director of academic education, and other faculty with the development of and integration of the curriculum across the didactic and clinical phases.
Service – 10% of workload
- Serve on the admissions committee; undergraduate outreach/liaison – PA awareness and recruitment; participates in local/state/national organizations; serves on program, college, and university committees as requested.
Minimum Entry Requirements:
- Graduate of an accredited PA or MD or DO program.
- Master’s Degree if a PA.
- Current NCCPA certification and licensure in good standing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Applicants not licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia must secure a license within six months of their start date.
- If a physician, current board certification and licensure in good standing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Applicants not licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia must secure a license within six months of their start date.
- Strong organizational, communication, decision-making, teamwork, interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Prior teaching in a PA program
- Prior experience as a preceptor or clinical instructor
- Prior experience as a clinical coordinator or assistant coordinator
Send the following information to Search Committee Chair, C/O Ms. Barrie Holt at HS-Apply@marybaldwin.edu:
- Letter of application addressing qualifications, personal characteristics, and responsibilities.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Names and contact information for three references (include email addresses)
Mary Baldwin University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.