This is a full-time 12-month position in the Division of Nursing and Health Professions to take responsibility for the coordination, facilitation, administration and monitoring of the clinical education portion of the Physical Therapist Assistant program reporting directly to the PTA Program Director. This individual must be competent in clinical education, teaching in a Physical Therapist Assistant program, and in curriculum development. Due to the nature of the practice of Physical Therapist Assistant and accreditation requirements, class preparation, teaching and skill tutoring will comprise 50% of the work week, and administration of the clinical program of study and service to the College, including meetings and committee work, will comprise the remaining 50% of the work week. This position will require travel for College, accreditation, and clinical activities.
Maintains current license as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in New Jersey.
Instructs and evaluates in all technical courses of the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree program. May include teaching in related college courses.
Develops and updates course syllabi and related materials to reflect contemporary physical therapy practice with a focus on evidenced-based practice.
Collaborates with other faculty in the development of effective teaching/learning and retention strategies.
Contributes to and/or generates reports and supportive materials for accrediting agencies.
Implements the philosophy, mission, learning outcomes, curriculum, and policies of the Division of Nursing and Health Professions, the Program, and the College.
Maintains necessary academic records and submits records according to published deadlines.
Demonstrates fairness and flexibility in interactions with a diverse student population.
Assists in the acquisition of related instructional materials and supplies.
Participates in College governance and operations through Division and College committees.
Contributes to the community as a representative of the College.
Participates in recruitment and retention activities for the College and the Program.
Fulfills campus-wide responsibilities.
Maintains professional competence by participating in on-going clinical practice, continuing education, professional conferences, research, and writing relevant to faculty responsibilities.
Performs other duties, as assigned.
In conjunction with the program director, will develop, implement and assess the clinical educational portion of the curriculum consistent with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Establish, develop and maintain an adequate number of clinical educational sites relative to quality, quantity and diversity of learning experiences.
Develop criteria and procedures for clinical site utilization and assessment.
Train clinical site administrators and instructors, commonly called Center Coordinators of Clinical Education (CCCE) and Clinical Instructors (CI) on the curriculum and assesses their performance.
Develop, administer and monitor the program's evaluation process for the clinical education component, including instruments used for evaluation of student performance, clinical education sites and clinical faculty.
Monitor and document the academic performance of students to ensure that they successfully achieve the criteria for completing clinical learning experiences.
Utilize intervention strategies with clinical sites to ensure students with academic difficulties in clinical experiences receive extra help and remediation in order to achieve student success.
Maintain frequent communication with all clinical sites to ensure that CCCEs and CIs maintain their current knowledge of program of study, clinical education and health care changes affecting clinical practice and education.
Assist in the development and maintenance of the Clinical Education Handbook.
Assist the Program Director to ensure compliance with CAPTE and APTA rules, regulations and mandates for the entire program.
Ability to work evenings and/or weekends with advanced notice.
Perform all other duties, as assigned.
Current valid license as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in New Jersey required upon employment in the position
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution required
Minimum of 3 years post-licensure current clinical practice
Minimum of 2 years of experience as a CCCE or CI in physical therapy, or a minimum of 2 years' experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a PT or PTA program
Experience in clinical or educational administration
Clinical experience in a variety of settings
Demonstrated leadership and teaching experience
Demonstrated organizational skills
Commitment to the community college mission including addressing the needs of a diverse student population
Ability to design and implement successful pedagogical strategies for students exhibiting a broad range of abilities
Utilization of innovative teaching methods incorporating technology, including on-line resources
Commitment and ability to utilize instructional strategies to promote student recruitment, retention, and success
Ability to help students adjust to the college academic community
Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with students, colleagues, administration, and the community
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
Dedication to improving college course offerings by active participation in curriculum processes, including outcomes assessment
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with others
Commitment to campus life by participation in college-sponsored activities and functions
Involvement with College Committees and Task Forces
Proven commitment to scholarly achievement and professional growth
Participation in community service
Work effectively with others.
Master's degree in a related area
Experience in teaching PT /PTA students and/or healthcare professionals
Current knowledge of associate degree therapy and teaching methodologies
Experience in outcomes assessment and program evaluation methodologies
Familiarity with community college education
About Rowan College of South Jersey
Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) is a publicly supported two-year institution, fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Formed July 1, 2019, Rowan College of South Jersey is a new regional college, academically designed to transform higher education in New Jersey.
For more than five decades, Rowan College at Gloucester County and Cumberland County College have provided students with affordable and accessible options to prepare them for careers within their chosen field. On July 1, 2019, these two colleges merged to mark an important milestone in the history of community colleges — the creation of a regional college in southern New Jersey. Together these two campuses offer more than 120 unique degrees and certificates, combining 100 years of experience to provide a variety of degree selections, cost-saving initiatives, and scholarship and internship opportunities, at one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.