Medical Director, Physician Assistant, Campus Position
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 coverage
Director is a member of the faculty (rank
The Medical Director supports the Program Director in ensuring that both didactic instruction and supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) meet current practice standards as they relate to the physician assistant (PA) role in providing patient care. The Medical Director is responsible for being actively involved in developing the mission statement for the program; providing teaching and instruction; evaluating student performance; designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating curriculum; and evaluating the program to ensure adherence to ARC-PA accreditation standards. The Medical Director is instrumental in assisting the program to ensure that students consistently meet the program's Student Learning Outcomes to achieve competencies required for PA practice.
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
KEY JOB ELEMENTS:
The Medical Director must provide continuous competent medical guidance for the clinically‐related program components, so that both didactic and supervised practicum instruction meets current acceptable standards.
The Medical Director must assist the program faculty with ongoing review of all phases of the Physician Assistant Program curriculum and continuous self‐study.
The Medical Director must serve as an advocate for the program within the medical and academic community.
Assists in clinical site development and clinical site monitoring as a part of the Clinical Team.
Ensures achievement of the program's clinical practicum learning outcomes and competencies by actively engaging with clinical facilities and sites.
Serves as a member of the Admissions Committee, which includes guiding the faculty screening of potential candidates, participating in interview sessions and screening candidates, assessing the admissions process, participating in student selection meetings, and providing improvements and direction for the PA department.
Participates in accreditation activities, as well as ongoing program evaluation and mission statement review.
Provides teaching and instruction in the PA program including:
Overseeing instructional faculty coordination (preceptors) in SCPE/rotation courses.
Lecturing in areas of clinical and/or professional expertise.
Providing academic advising as a Small Group Facilitator and Student Advisor as needed.
Assists with ongoing curriculum development (design and implementation), curriculum evaluation, and improvement.
Evaluates student performance of submitted assignments, including written clinical documentation, evidence-based medicine research, and health literacy projects.
Performs student evaluations of objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), lab practicals, as well as clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and technical skills sessions during the didactic and clinical phases of the program.
Assists in the recruitment (i.e. Search Committee member) and evaluation of teaching faculty and clinical preceptors with the Program Director.
Participates in weekly faculty meetings and monthly Curriculum Committee meetings.
Attends Progression Committee Meetings, Faculty Retreats, Student Orientations, White Coat ceremonies, PA Day Activities, Program Advisory Council (PAC) meetings, and further faculty/student community events.
Engages in community educational activities to promote and advocate the PA concept and profession, encourage increased utilization of PAs, and participate in student recruitment.
Maintains the highest moral and ethical standards as an evaluator, medical professional,and responsible member of society.
Represents department and Physician Assistant program at University and other organizational academic and social functions.
Attends meetings of professional organizations and societies as necessary.
Remain clinically active and current in the practice of medicine.
Engages in service, community and campus relations, and scholarly activities appropriate to the role of a Medical Director.
Participates in faculty development opportunities each year as required in the areas of teaching and academic administration.
Provides remedial instruction as needed.
Assists with other responsibilities as determined by the Program Director and/or the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs.
Performs duties as assigned and outlined in the Faculty job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.
Be a licensed physician, practicing in the campus area.
Board Certified by an ABMS‐or AOA‐approved specialty board with current, active state licensure.
Be experienced in the delivery of educational and health care services.
Knowledgeable in current practice standards and the PA role.
Possess a strong commitment to the purpose and goals of South University and the Physician Assistant Program.
environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
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
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.