Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Employer
South University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.

Benefits:

*Medical

*Dental

*Vision

FSA/HSA

Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate with experience) who is responsible for the development and maintenance of clinical externship sites. The ACCE designs and evaluates clinical education coursework and manages the externship experience, including student placement and supervision at affiliated clinical education centers. The ACCE assists the Program Director with program administrative and governance duties, facilitates meaningful learning of course competencies, and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment.


KEY JOB ELEMENTS:

  • Establishes and coordinates all student externships through clinical sites, as well as serves as liaison between the PTA program and the clinical education centers; responsible for the implementation of clinical center selection and fostering development of clinical programs and faculty.
  • Teaches 8 classes per academic year or the equivalent.
  • Assists Program Director in the administration of the PTA program, including student and administrative file maintenance, student registration and advisement, and student, campus, and community relations.
  • Participates in the governance and short and long term planning of the program and the university.
  • Promotes student success by showing flexibility in teaching style and work schedule, as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and engaging students in the learning process.
  • Contributes to a positive campus culture by participating on curriculum and system task forces, supporting local campus events such as orientation and graduation, and participating in various professional development workshops and program-based meetings.
  • Relates professional, life, and industry experience to learning by the continuation of professional and technical skills development, the introduction of industry perspective into courses, and the active awareness of professional and industry trends and opportunities.
  • Complies with federal, state, and accrediting body standards and regulations, as well as adhering to all university policies and procedures.
  • Fulfills all administrative, instructional, and clinical responsibilities to prepare and graduate competent, entry-level physical therapist assistants who work under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Fulfills other responsibilities as determined by the Program Director.

Faculty Service/Administration:

  • Establishes and coordinates all student externships through clinical sites, as well as serves as liaison between the PTA program and the clinical education centers; responsible for the implementation of clinical center selection and fosters development of clinical programs and faculty.
  • Assists Program Director in the administration of the PTA program, including student and administrative file maintenance, student registration and advisement, and student, campus, and community relations.
  • Participates in the governance and short and long term planning of the program and the university.
  • Fulfills all administrative, instructional, and clinical responsibilities to prepare and graduate competent, entry-level physical therapist assistants who work under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

Faculty Development Activities:

  • Participates in annual faculty development as required by the university and to maintain state licensure as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.
  • Contributes to a positive campus culture by participating on curriculum and system task forces, supporting local campus events, such as orientation and graduation, and participating in various professional development workshops and program-based meetings.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree from a regionally-accredited university preferred; Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited university minimally required.
  • Current licensure as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant through the appropriate licensing agency in the state in which the PTA program resides
  • Minimum of three years of full-time (or equivalent) post-licensure clinical practice in physical therapy.
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a center coordinator of clinical education (CCCE) and/or clinical instructor (CI), or experience in teaching, curriculum development, and administration in a physical therapist assistant or physical therapist program
  • Experience in a variety of areas of teaching (e.g. academic, clinical, continuing education, in-service), preferably in a post-secondary or college institution
  • Experience in clinical or educational administration experience
  • Experience in human resource management
  • Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to build successful relationships with student populations
  • Outstanding conflict resolution skills
  • Time management and detail-oriented administrative skills
  • Computer-based skills, including proficiency with email, the Internet, and Microsoft Office

ENVIRONMENT:

The individual must be able to regularly travel in the local area and occasionally travel out of the local area to visit potential and affiliated clinical externship sites.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable 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 position. While 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. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

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.

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