Medical Director, MPA

The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) Program is seeking a Medical Director who understands the PA’s role in Medicine and is interested in the importance of PA education. The Medical Director shall be an exemplary, highly ethical, forward thinking, collaborative, and dynamic leader in medicine. The Medical Director will help lead the program in developing superior clinical sites and will be involved in program and curriculum development.

USAHS is seeking someone who can assist the program on a weekly basis for up to 10 hours a week, though hours may vary on a week by week basis. The Medical Director supports the Program Director in all aspects of the program curriculum in both didactic instruction and supervised clinical experiences to assure the program meets current practice standards as they relate to the role of the physician assistant in healthcare. The Medical Director serves as a liaison and ambassador for the PA program working closely with all faculty and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist development and retention of clinical sites.
  • Participate in evaluating student performance.
  • Assist in the development of the program’s mission and goals.
  • Assist in student admissions process
  • Provide instruction in area of expertise (board specialty)
  • Participate in the preparation of ARC-PA accreditation provisional and maintenance of ongoing accreditation materials.
  • Maintain active board certification and state licensure in California.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Other tasks/responsibilities as directed by the Program Director and/or Dean, Post-professional studies.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, including an ability to promote the program and advocate for it to the external community.
  • Ability to mentor clinical preceptors in their educational role for the PA program.


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • As required locally for fulfillment of essential duties and responsibilities


POSITION IN ORGANIZATION:

REPORTS TO: Program Director

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None

PROBLEM SOLVING:

  • Moderate based on student interactions and programmatic work scenarios


TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as clinically active Physician
  • Microsoft software general knowledge and use
  • Computer or laptop usage


LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION:

  • M.D or DO, with active Board certification and state licensure in the United States

BUSINESS COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.


The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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