Department/College Description The College of Health Sciences and Technology is the center for both clinically-related and biomedical research-based innovative, flexible programs to meet both present and future needs of the health care system. As a community of dedicated faculty and staff, it is committed to diversity and student centeredness with the intention to deliver high quality education consistent with the mission of the Institute of Health Sciences and RIT. Building on a foundation of liberal arts and basic sciences, students will gain advanced knowledge in theoretical science and practical applications in experiential learning environments. These experiences will prepare students to serve humanity as practitioners, scientists, and leaders through their contribution to, and the provision of, high quality patient care, healthcare service, and/or applied translational biomedical research.
Detailed Job Description This is a twelve-month lecturer position in the Physician Assistant program. This faculty member will work closely with the Program Director, principal and clinical adjunct faculty in coordinating and evaluating the clinical education of students during offsite rotations in the Physician Assistant Program. This position requires approximately a 50/50 split of effort between teaching and administrative activities. The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the following specific job responsibilities which include:
Coordinate and evaluate all aspects of the clinical education during rotations, in conjunction with the Program Director
Maintain and evaluate all clinical rotation sites, and provide oversight and evaluation of teaching on clinical rotations, in conjunction with the Program Director.
Provide instruction, guidance, and direction to program staff and adjunct faculty who coordinate, supervise, instruct, and evaluate students on clinical rotations.
Oversee course revision, content, and student grading and evaluation of all clinical rotation courses, as they apply to the clinical rotation experiences, in conjunction with the Program Director
Conduct on-site educational and public relations visits to preceptors and students during clinical rotations. These visits will include instructional feedback to students on the skills of case presentations, observation of students' interactions with patients at the bedside, feedback on student -patient interaction, review of clinical medicine knowledge as it relates to the student case presentation, discussion of the student's progress with the preceptor and evaluation of the student assessment of the clinical teaching site. The clinical coordinator will develop and maintain a testing and grading system for students during clinical rotations.
Development, maintenance, implementation, and evaluation of all clinical curricula, as it pertains to clinical rotations, in conjunction with the Academic Coordinator and Program Director.
Actively participate in classroom and clinical instruction of the students, as designated by Program Director.
Develop, recruit, retain, and maintain clinical training sites offering students a wide variety of clinical experiences to encompass the (9) required, five week rotations and (1) elective rotations. The required rotations are: Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Behavioral Health, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, and Orthopedics.
Work with the Program Director, and other principal faculty, in creating and updating learning objectives, instructional units, student performance and assessment, evaluation, and test item bank of assigned courses.
Develop, recruit, retain, and maintain clinical training sites offering students a wide variety of clinical experiences to encompass the (9) required, five week rotations and (1) elective rotations. The required rotations are: Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Behavioral health, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, and Orthopedics.
Work with the Program Director/Associate Director in establishing and maintaining the necessary affiliation agreements with hospitals, agencies, and office practices used for clinical rotations.
Plan and arrange the annual clinical rotation assignments and individual rotation schedule for each PA student.
Perform weekly E*Value audits for student logging with ongoing monitoring and oversight of student issues as related to logging and time spent on rotations.
Work with program staff to create individual student portfolios with logging data
Participate in the admissions process and sit as a member of the PA Admissions Board and PA Advisory Board.
Work with Program Director in the preparation of ongoing accreditation and application materials, reports, and other documents pertaining to clinical rotation data and information.
Provide continuous analysis and ongoing evaluation of clinical rotation data, in conjunction with Program Director
Other duties as per programmatic needs, and as designated by Program Director
Maintain professional certification, licensure and registration
Participate in local, regional, and/or national professional organizations when possible.
Maintain clinical expertise by practicing in a local hospital, clinic, or private practice (when applicable)
Participate in the admissions process and sit as a member of the PA Admissions Team and PA Advisory Board.
Participate in program meetings; recruitment, orientations, admission, and graduation events.
Participate in committee assignments, within the PA Program, College of Health Sciences and Technology, and Institute level (when possible and applicable)
Required Minimum Qualifications
Experience in clinical and/or didactic medical education
Certified graduate of an accredited program in Physician Assistant or possess a MD or DO degree.
Current professional certification and New York State licensure (or eligibility).
Three years of professional (clinical) experience.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty: Keyword Search 5207BR. Please submit your online application; cover letter; curriculum vitae or resume (1-5 pages), and upload the following attachments:
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.
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