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Clinical Education Coordinator, Graduate Physician Assistant Program

Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Program Director, the Physician Assistant Studies Department is looking for a Clinical Education Coordinator who will be responsible for the supervision of the clinical education portion of the Physician Assistant Program.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Clinical site development including locating prospective sites, recruiting sites, and formulating affiliation agreements 
  • Maintaining agreements, required individual site requirements and certificate of liability with placement sites
  • Maintain ongoing communication with clinical preceptors and conduct continuous evaluation of clinical sites and preceptors
  • Develop and coordinate the clinical year master 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
  • Re-evaluate, revise or develop clinical learning objectives, examinations, and evaluation methodology/tools including selection of required clinical year 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
  • Develop and implement mechanisms to recognize clinical affiliate participation in program and educational activities
  • Coordinate, teach and/or evaluate instruction in clinical medicine and core/professional courses as assigned by the Academic Coordinator and Program Director
  • Coordinate Call Back Day curriculum
  • Chair Clinical Education Committee, compile and review Clinical and Preceptor handbooks annually
  • Maintain student advisory groups and report on each advisee’s academic progress
  • Participate in program related faculty/staff search committees
  • Participate in regular faculty meetings, retreats, internal and external 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
  • Partake in release time to purse advanced degrees, part-time clinical work to remain current in clinical area of expertise, or other faculty development activities
  • Engage in scholarly and community service activity

Education and Experience:

  • Possess a minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited PA program
  • 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 a familiarity with common office and academic software

Licenses/Certifications Required:

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

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, email a cover letter/letter of interest and resume (in MS Word or PDF format) along with salary range/expectations to: clined@usciences.edu

Electronic submissions only

UScience is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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