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 position will work closely with the Clinical Coordinator, core, and clinical adjunct faculty in coordination, evaluation, and assessment of overall quality of the clinical education of students during off-site rotations. The PA Program's final (5th) year culminates with clinical rotations (12 months) that includes 10 required rotations.
The Assistant Clinical Coordinator works with the Clinical Coordinator to ensure all students have high quality clinical rotations in each of the ten disciplines. In addition, responsibilities include conducting frequent on-site visits with students and clinical preceptors. This position involves both clinical bed-side teaching and additional classroom teaching responsibilities. This occurs when seniors are back on campus (~2 days each month) for lectures, case presentations, and additional skill set training. The Assistant Clinical Coordinator will work with the Clinical Coordinator to deliver curricular components of the clinical rotations and the Professional Practice I, II and III courses through each academic year.
This non-tenure track position, lecturer, will also support continued compliance with the standards as overseen by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). The PA Program must oversee all aspects of the Clinical Rotations, collect student and clinical rotation data at mid- and end points as well as maintain program accreditation.
Specific job responsibilities include:
Assist with the coordination and evaluation all aspects of the clinical education during rotations, in conjunction with the Clinical Coordinator and Program Director
Assist with the maintenance, assessment, and evaluation of all clinical rotation sites
Contribute to course revision, content, and student grading and evaluation of all clinical rotation courses, as they apply to the clinical rotation experiences
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.
Assist Clinical Coordinator with maintaining ongoing and continuous assessment for students during clinical rotations.
Assist with development, maintenance, implementation, and evaluation of all clinical curricula, as it pertains to clinical rotations
Actively participate in classroom and clinical instruction of the students, 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.
Assist with the development, recruitment, retention, and maintenance of clinical training sites offering students a wide variety of clinical experiences
Collect and verify necessary affiliation agreements with hospitals, agencies, and office practices used for clinical rotations
Assist the Clinical Coordinator to 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, PA Advisory Board, and Clinical Committee
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 the Clinical Coordinator or Program Director
Maintain professional certification 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 program meetings; recruitment, 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)
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Experience in clinical and/or didactic medical education
Certified graduate of an accredited program in Physician Assistant or possess an 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 Masters-Other
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 5319BR. 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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