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Director of Clinical Education Relationship Management-Centralized Clinical Education

Employer
Midwestern University
Location
Downers Grove, Illinois
Salary
Negotiable
Start date
Nov 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director of Clinical Education Relationship Management reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for general oversight and growth of clinical education opportunities for Midwestern University students. The incumbent will support MWU’s interest in strengthening and growing its relationship with current clinical education partners and goals of expanding into new partnerships and increasing clinical education opportunities across the country with an emphasis in the Phoenix and Chicago markets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with representatives at current clinical education partners to assess the status of the relationship and identify possibilities for growing student rotations and improving the student rotation experience. This includes exploring opportunities for mutual growth and improvement, considering perspectives from both the University and the clinical education partner.
  • Act as a liaison, fostering strong connections between the MWU and current clinical education partners. Facilitate and participate in recurring meetings, where key stakeholders such as Deans/Associate Deans from MWU engage with clinical education partners to strengthen collaboration, exchange insights, and drive strategic initiatives forward.
  • Cultivate relationships with new clinical education partners nationwide with a primary focus on both the local Phoenix and Chicago areas.
  • Oversee the Monthly Rotations Meeting to discuss general clinical education matters with representatives from each of the University’s colleges.
  • Work closely with the Chief Academic Officers and the Chief Financial Officer to create and oversee a general strategy around creating an exceptional clinical education experience for MWU students.
  • Supervise the Clinical Education Rotation Administrator, whose role is to oversee the administration of clinical education at clinical sites such as Abrazo Health and other health systems.
  • Supervise the Analyst of Clinical Education Administration, whose role is to act as a central point of contact for all matters related to clinical education, and to assist in other administrative and data gathering elements related to clinical education.
  • This position will require travel.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

This job has supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

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. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                                                   

Bachelor's degree in education, medical education or public health is required. Master’s degree is preferred. At least 7-10 years of experience as a physician, physician’s assistant, advanced practice nurse, healthcare administration or related experience required. Must have prior experience in graduate medical education.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience cultivating and managing partnerships in the healthcare or higher education sectors. Prior experience working in an academic or healthcare setting with exposure to clinical education programs and student rotations. Strong understanding of the healthcare industry, including clinical education trends and best practices. Must be able and willing to travel to the Downers Grove, IL campus.

Computer Skills                                               

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams).

Language Skills                                                

High skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability

High skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors.

Mathematical Ability

Basic skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance.  We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account.  We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days.  We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program.  Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility. 

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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