Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Program

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of La Verne

Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Program

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne in Southern California is seeking an energetic, dynamic full-time Director of Clinical Education for the Physician Assistant Program.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
The Director of Clinical Education will serve in dual capacity of principal faculty and clinical educator and collaborate with all members of program faculty and staff. Responsibilities will include student education and assessment, recruitment and retention of preceptors, course and curriculum sequencing to align with ARC-PA standards, as well as providing general leadership and oversight of the clinical year. This includes clinical rotation scheduling and coordination, as well as data collection to contribute to the self-study element of accreditation maintenance for the program. The clinical educator must keep track of the discipline, the setting, and specific clinical encounters needed to schedule a student in the clinical year. The clinical educator should be a physician assistant, as they is responsible for teaching, mentoring, and advising students, staying abreast of issues affecting the profession, credential and CME maintenance, scholarly activity, and service at various levels of the institution and program. This individual will also develop, coordinate and teach courses in both academic and clinical year and participate in all aspects of the program. The clinical educator is a principal faculty member reporting to the Director of the PA program.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum 2 years of full time clinical experience
  • Current NCCPA certification
  • Current unrestricted licensure (or eligibility) to practice in the state of California
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Experience in Physician Assistant education
  • Excellent oral, written and computer skills.
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to network and interact professionally with students, faculty and staff and clinical partners and preceptors.
  • Knowledge of ARC-PA standards
  • Knowledge of Curriculum and Course development
  • Commitment to community service and diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
PA with Doctoral preparation or currently pursuing a degree

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation