Medical Director, Anesthesiologist Assistant

Employer
South University
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.

Benefits:

*Medical

*Dental

*Vision

FSA/HSA

Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Medical Director is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

Responsibilities include:ensuring that continuous and competent medical guidance for the clinically related program components is provided, classroom instruction, assisting students toward successful program completion, supervision of clinical instruction, communication with entities that participate in the education of students and participate in process development and improvement within the AA program.

The Medical Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the campus and abides by the mandates set by the South University Board of Trustees, University Chancellor, University Vice President – Academic Affairs, Campus President, and the local Executive Committee.

KEY JOB ELEMENTS:

  • The Medical Director must organize, administer, continuously review, plan, and develop processes that ensure general effectiveness of clinical education in the program;

  • The Medical Director must have regular contact with all entities that participate in the education of the students

  • The Medical Director will ensure that continuous and competent medical guidance for the clinically related program components is provided, so that:

  • Supervised clinical instruction meets current standards of acceptable practice

  • Anesthesiologist assistant students learn, develop, and practice the knowledge and skills essential to successful professional interactions with physicians in the medical workplace;

  • The Medical Director will ensure that continuous and competent educational guidance is provided, so that the didactic demands placed by the clinical educational environment are adequately addressed by classroom curriculum design.

  • The Medical Director must serve as an advocate for the program within the medical and academic community.

  • The Medical Director should be an active member of the Program Advisory Committee.

  • The Medical Director must participate in the admissions process including review of applications, on-campus interviews and decisions on candidate acceptance.

Administrative Tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with recruitment of qualified instructional faculty and clinical preceptors to participate in the program.

  • Assist in negotiating with clinical facilities and sites to ensure AA access to adequate types of patient problems and clinical experiences to satisfy program clinical education goals and objectives.

  • Attend and participate in Progress and Promotions Committee meetings quarterly.

  • Participate in annual Advisory Committee Meetings.

  • Participate in all continuing accreditation functions.

  • Otherwise assist the AA Program Director as needed.

Educational Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide lectures to students in areas of expertise.

  • Assist with ongoing evaluation and self-study of the program outcomes of in consultation with the involved faculty and preceptors. Areas to be addressed should include at a minimum: (1) Adequacy of student access to a diverse clinical experience and patient population (2) Quality of clinical supervision provided (3) Progress on educational outcomes (4) Appropriateness of the clinical practice activities in relation to the program's educationaloutcomes (5) Quality of instruction and appropriateness of subject matter in the didactic phase of the curriculum (6) Appropriateness ofevaluation methods used to determine student competency.

  • Assist with evaluating student didactic and clinical performance in accordance with established objectives and educational outcomes.

  • Provide counseling to students, and assist the AA program director in counseling and supervising faculty and staff.

Other Miscellaneous responsibilities of the Medical Director include but are not limited to:

  • Represent department and program at school and other organizational academic and social functions.

  • Engage in community educational activities to promote AA practice and profession, to encourage increased utilization of AAs, and to recruit potential AA students.

  • Remain clinically active and current in the practice of medicine.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a licensed physician, practicing in the state of Florida.

  • Be an anesthesiologist certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology or its successor.

  • Hold a graduate degree in medicine.

  • Have the requisite knowledge and skills to administer the clinical/academic aspects of the Anesthesiologist Assistant program.

  • Be experienced in the delivery of educational and health care services.

  • Possess a strong commitment to the purpose and goals of South University and the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program.

ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. hile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

Other details Required Education Master's Degree

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