In addition to submitting an online application, please upload the following in PDF format: cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, transcripts for all college coursework, copies of all current and unexpired certifications/licensures, and three current letters of recommendation dated within one year.
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Working collaboratively with the Program Director, the Director of Clinical Education is responsible for:
designing and maintaining the clinical education curriculum of the PTA Program
developing and coordinating all clinical practicum experiences
identifying clinical education sites and developing partnerships, securing and reviewing memoranda of agreement, and assigning students to clinical education experiences
collecting, summarizing and distributing student clinical outcomes, results of clinical faculty surveys regarding professional development opportunities, student performance, graduate performance, program strengths and limitations, and needs of clinical faculty
maintaining a record of clinical site communication and site visits and student records; ensuring that clinical education meets accreditation and legal standards
maintaining all clinical education files
providing orientation to students and clinical sites regarding skills and techniques to be practiced prior to each clinical rotation engaging in teaching related to clinical education readiness.
In addition to clinical education responsibilities, teaching responsibilities will include didactic and laboratory components in content areas of expertise. Membership and participation in physical therapy-related professional associations is an expectation, as are student engagement activities and service to the college and the community. The Director of Clinical Education actively participates on all PTA Program committees, including, but not limited to the admissions committee, assessment committee and advisory board.
Limited travel is an expectation and requirement of the position. Site visits to clinical locations is often required to assess the suitability of the site and to monitor student's performance. Visits to sites may be initiated by the site or the Director of Clinical Education. Other responsibilities would be as assigned by the Program Director.
Minimum: Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant with active, unrestricted license/certification in Kentucky and a minimum of 3 years of full-time, post- licensure/certification clinical practice. Two years of clinical practice experience must include experience as Center Coordinator of Clinical Education and/or Clinical Instructor in physical therapy or a minimum of 2 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a PT or PTA program. The ideal candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and presentation development and delivery abilities.
Preferred: Experience in a variety of clinical settings and/or experience in treating patients with varied diagnoses affecting multiple systems, particularly orthopaedic and cardiopulmonary conditions; history of serving in administrative roles; membership in the American Physical Therapy Association and/or other physical therapy-related professional associations; degree higher than an associate degree is preferred, but not required.
Internal Number: 69157
About Somerset Community College
Somerset Community College is one of 16 colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Our mission is to offer a high-quality, targeted education to meet the professional and personal goals of all Kentuckians. SCC offers daytime, evening and weekend classes at six convenient campus locations.