Osteopathic Principles and Practice Clinical Faculty (Greensburg, PA)
JOB SUMMARY: Osteopathic Principles and Practice Clinical Faculty are well versed and experienced in all phases of Osteopathic Medicine and have achieved a specific level of expertise. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include teaching in the Osteopathic Principles and Practices course as a table trainer and offering lecture presentations to first and second year osteopathic medical students.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following are a list of Academic Exercises that may be required as a member of the Clinical Faculty from time to time:
- Serve as an instructor and table trainer in the OPP course;
- Prepare course syllabus in detail, to include, all assignments, readings both for laboratory exercises and discussions (examinations) that will guide the student through the rigorous curriculum;
- Assist in Simulation Lab supervision on an as needed basis;
- Interview prospective candidates for the College of Medicine (COM);
- Serve on Committees, as assigned and as Advisor to assigned students and at least one club;
- Provide, at minimum, two scholarly activity or research project yearly;
- Preparation of educational tools (A/V, demonstration models, lectures, lesson plans…etc.); Preparation of demonstrations, lectures, small group discussions, and the selection of suggested and required reading from various sources, and coordinating these educational tools with other faculty members;
- Prepare evaluation tools that will aid in the evaluation of students’ work product and help to identify students that are discovered to be weak in various areas;
- Attend “Team” meetings approved by COM that require advancement of your profession;
- Must be able to take direction and receive assignments from the Assistant Dean of Pre-Clinical Education;
- Faculty member will contribute and be responsible for overall student success, including, but not limited to, advising and student outcomes;
- Faculty member will contribute directly to the Mission of LECOM embodying the essence of Osteopathic Principles and Practices by assisting with Institutional fundraising and participating in the LECOM Scholarship Auction;
- Faculty member will participate in scholarly activity so to enrich and broaden the student learning experience;
- Faculty member will commit to being a representative of LECOM by being actively involved in the community, including, but not limited to, serving on Boards, participating in community fundraisers and overall outreach;
- Must be available for work during the hours assigned, for student instruction and clinic development; and
- Accept other duties assigned/needed for the Institution’s needs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Must adhere to the AOA or AMA code of ethics, according to your profession;
- Knowledge of general medical coding and related information in the field;
- Compliance with State and Federal Regulations and Safety Protocols, at the clinic level;
- Knowledge of student and patient’s privacy (i.e. FERPA, HIPAA…etc.);
- Follow proper OSHA and safety guidelines; Protect equipment (office, facility…etc.);
- Strong communications skills are essential as well as computer literacy (MS Office Suit [i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel]) and accurate data entry skills;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Must be accurate and attentive to detail;
- Must be trained and certified on the Institutional Data System;
- Maintaining an established work schedule;
- Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy;
- Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
- Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
- Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials;
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
- Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned for the clinic needs;
- The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
- The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
- The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.
Education and experience equivalent to: D.O. degree required; teaching experience in academia with two to five (2-5) years’ or more of experience practicing preferred. Special certification in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is not essential and individual faculty review sessions will be available upon request. Must have a PA medical license or ability to get a PA license.