Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant
South University, the right direction for a brighter future.
Tuition Assistant Program
Long/Short Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Generous Paid Time Off
12 Paid Holidays
* includes domestic partner coveragePOSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the clinical phase of the Physician Assistant Program. It is expected that the Director of Clinical Education will provide effective leadership toward meeting program and Student Learning Outcomes related to the clinical phase of the program. The Director of Clinical Education will work with the Program Director and other members of the PA faculty to ensure that students consistently meet the program's Student Learning Outcomes. The Director of Clinical Education will work to ensure that the program‘s clinical phase is in compliance with all ARC‐PA accreditation standards pertaining to supervised clinical practice experiences. The Director of Clinical Education should work in synergy with his/her counterpart at PA programs on other South University campuses. Full‐time Faculty also participate in activities that promote the stature of the academic programs, Departments, and Colleges and abide by the mandates set by the South University Board of Trustees and Administration. Incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion. KEY JOB ELEMENTS:
Oversees clinical curriculum
development, which includes the design and implementation of the
clinical phase of the program.
Supervises all members of
the program's clinical education team (CET).
Oversees ongoing assessment
and improvement of the clinical phase of the program to include
evaluation of student performance, preceptor performance, clinical
site quality, and clinical curriculum.
Collaborates with the
Program Director and site development coordinator to design and
implement an ongoing clinical site monitoring plan to ensure the
program has adequate SCPE sites.
Manages faculty coordination
by assigning clinical coursework to instructional faculty and
Provides teaching and
instruction in the PA program including:
Terminal degree as a
Physician Assistant; current NCCPA certification; eligible for
licensure as a PA in the state in which the campus is
1-2 years academic
experience (preferred); 3 years clinical experience
Experience in PA/medical
classroom teaching and PA education administration highly
For graduate programs, a
terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in the
discipline to be taught, with a concentration in the teaching
discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching
Active, valid, and
unencumbered state licensure or certification as applicable to the
Membership in a professional
association tied to area of instruction
Excellent verbal and written
communication skills including the ability to build successful
relationships with students and faculty.
Strong interpersonal skills
with student and staff populations.
Excellent critical thinking,
conflict resolution, and decision‐making skills.
prioritization, and self-motivation skills.
Strong computer skills,
including MS Office Suite, ExamSoft, and