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Work Based Learning Coordinator- Physical Therapy Assistant

City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

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Work Based Learning Coordinator- Physical Therapy Assistant

Malcolm X College

Malcolm X College (MXC) is a dynamic and forward-thinking educational institution dedicated to fostering the personal and academic growth of its students. We are committed to providing a supportive and innovative environment that empowers students to excel in their academic pursuits while nurturing their personal development. MXC is leading the charge with a focus on Health Sciences, while maintaining a positive commitment to exceptional instruction. Located near the Illinois Medical District, MXC is home to a state-of-the-art School of Health Sciences, featuring a virtual hospital. We are seeking a full-time Work Based Learning Coordinator to join our team.


The Work Based Learning Coordinator (WBLC) for the PTA program will work collaboratively with the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) to maintain and grow the clinical education aspect of PTA program. The role will ensure that the program and students remain in compliance with clinical education requirements (e.g. student medical requirements, ensuring contracts remain current). The WBLC will work closely with clinical education partners (sites). It is expected that the WBLC will deploy strategies to maintain current clinical partners and additionally obtain and develop new clinical partnerships. The WBLC will utilize marketing skills to promote the PTA Program in the community and develop and lead initiatives that give back to our clinical partners (e.g. continuing education programming) and drive innovation in PTA Clinical Education.

  • Functions as a liaison between clinical affiliates, PTA faculty, and administrators to ensure a high level of quality in students’ learning experience during the clinical education component of the curriculum.
  • Works collaboratively with PTA faculty, the Director-Work Based Learning & Education, and clinical site administrators to provide clinical rotations that meet students’ learning objectives.
  • Maintains student health records; reviews required health and safety documents, including vaccination and drug screening records, to ensure they are current and in compliance with the nursing program and clinical agency requirements.
  • Facilitates clinical placements which allow students to experience the depth and breadth of practice needed to meet the requirements of entry-level practice as a PTA.
  • Coordinates the gathering of agency-specific documentation (i.e. background checks, Healthcare BLS certification) necessary for student placement at clinical agency sites.
  • Provide faculty with required site-specific orientation materials and schedules for faculty and/or student orientation.
  • Ensures students complete clinical orientation requirements and attend clinical agency-specific orientation prior to all clinical rotations.
  • Serves as a liaison between the clinical agency and PTA program to ensure orientation requirements are met.
  • Maintains records of clinical placement and students’ completion of clinical requirements and compliance with the program’s curriculum requirements.
  • Conducts clinical site visits to assess the appropriateness of clinical activities and students’ clinical practice experiences.
  • Collects data and prepares reports on clinical sites for inclusion in accreditation, grants, and related reports.
  • Evaluates current and potential clinical education sites through qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Strictly adheres to HIPPA and FERPA regulations.
  • Performs administrative duties as assigned in support of the PTA Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of IL.
  • Three (3) years of industry experience.
  • Clinical practice that includes experience as a site coordinator of clinical education (SCCE) or clinical instructor (CI) in physical therapy will be given preference.
  • Knowledge of program accreditation standards and regulatory compliance
  • Experience working with external partners
  • Forward-thinking and innovative
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in handling sensitive situations.
  • Ability to use critical thinking to guide decision-making.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Malcolm X College is a Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.  

WE OFFER: Excellent health benefits at a low cost; Investment plans 403(b) & 457(b); SURS Retirement Plan; Generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; Tuition Reimbursement and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. For a more detailed overview of benefits please visit our benefits page.

This position is represented by LOCAL 1600

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago.


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