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Medical Director/Faculty, Physician Assistant

Employer
Mercy University
Location
Bronx, New York (US)
Salary
$115,000.00 - $125,000.00 Annually
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

Job Details

Job Posting Summary


The School of Health and Natural Sciences at Mercy University invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time, multiple year contract, 12-month faculty position to serve as the medical director in Physician Assistant Studies Program in the School of Health and Natural Sciences at Mercy University beginning Fall 2024. Rank (i.e., Assistant or Associate Professor) will be determined based on experience and scholarship.  The Physician Assistant Program Medical Director will collaborate with the Program Director to provide oversight and guidance to ensure that didactic and clinical instruction meet current practice standards for physician assistants in providing patient care. This is an opportunity to join the accredited Physician Assistant Program located in the Bronx NY, home to multiple hospitals which partner with the program to support clinical placements.  The surrounding community and student body are ethnically and culturally diverse, and the program focuses on preparing students for primary care in underserved communities.  The program, and School of Health and Natural Sciences, has a rich history of both local and global community service through our mobile health vehicle and global missions. The PA Program is part of the School of Health and Natural Sciences with 5 accredited graduate health professional programs (communication disorders, occupational therapy, nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies) and undergraduate programs in biology, clinical laboratory science, communication disorders, exercise science, nursing, occupational therapy assistant (AAS degree), and veterinary technology.  We have a strong focus on interprofessional education as well as local and global community service. Salary and rank are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must send a complete application consisting of a cover letter addressing the applicants’ qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers and email contact for at least three professional references. The initial review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Qualifications
Required Skills & Experience: 

  • Assist the Program Director in ongoing development, evaluation, and improvement of the curriculum for physician assistant program. 
  • Ensure that didactic and clinical instruction meet current practice standards as they relate to the role of the PA in providing patient care.
  • Teach assigned courses with responsibility for curriculum development, content delivery, and  assessment of learning. 
  • Actively participate in the program and support the development of the program competencies to meet current practice standards as they relate to the PA role.     
  • Participate in the Program’s community-based Mobile Health Vehicle Initiative.   
  • Support the ongoing evaluation of the program competencies to meet PA current practice standards and ARC-PA requirements.
  • Participate in the identification, recruitment, development, monitoring and maintenance of quality pre-clinical clerkship and clinical teaching sites.    
  • Participate in the recruitment of physician, physician assistant, and other healthcare providers to provide specialty lecturers, clinical skills training, and supervised clinical practice experiences as needed.
  • Participate in scholarship and service activities as required to maintain licensure and board certification.
  • Participate in accreditation-related activities, including evaluation of curriculum and administrative aspects of the program, as required.
  • Participate in student recruitment, admission, and retention.
  • Participate in interprofessional education. 
  • Participate in program, school, and University committees.

Education Requirements: 

  • Current license as an allopathic or osteopathic physician
  • Certified by an ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board. 

Other Qualifications: 

  • Current and valid New York-Licensed Physician (MD or DO) 
  • Medical or Surgical Specialty - Board Certification (within the US) 
  • Graduate of a U.S. accredited medical school
  • A minimum of three years of clinical experience
  • Prior teaching experience in a Physician Assistant Program or medical school preferred.
  • Strong communication, time management, and organizational skills; demonstrated reliability and effectiveness during prior work experience, as may be verified through contact with professional references.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team of highly motivated and experienced healthcare professionals, as may be verified through contact with professional references.
  • Honesty, integrity, and commitment to high professional standards, as may be verified through contact with professional references.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. 

Physical/Other Requirements: 

  • Must be able to push, pull, move or lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to meet all general health requirements for the position as per University policies

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