Medical Assisting Practicum Coordinator

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 11, 2021

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Full-time faculty members at Goodwin University are responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in their particular disciplines. The practicum coordinator, as a full-time faculty member will teach 3 courses per semester; serve on university committees; develop and maintain curriculum; stay current with pedagogy and teaching methodology; participate in on and off-campus staff development activities; meet the job functions of practicum coordinator; and participate in university and community service.

  • At minimum, the essential functions of the instructor are:
  • Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct courses in the day, evening, online or on weekends as assigned
  • Ensure that each course contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency
  • Use the approved course syllabus format when creating course syllabi
  • Teach all classes according to an approved course syllabus
  • Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled and maintain excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Contact the Program Director and Administrative Assistant immediately if an absence is necessary in order to notify students and provide instructional materials, protocols, and directions to ensure consistent and sequential classroom instruction
  • Post and maintain a minimum of 6 office hours/week on campus for student consultations. Submit office hours to the Program Director at the beginning of each semester and post hours on the syllabus
  • Keep students informed and updated concerning course content, class requirements, and evaluation procedures
  • Keep students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work
  • Convey university-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by university officials
  • Maintain accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records for the first two weeks of the semester
  • Conduct class evaluations and complete other university evaluations in accordance with university policy
  • Hold the final exam at the time schedule on the university’s Final Exam Schedule
  • Submit grades, incompletes, one to one documentation, and change of grade forms to the Registrar’s Office when appropriate
  • Recommend textbooks and other instructional materials including classroom and laboratory equipment to Program Director
  • Attend departmental meetings and participate in the development, implementations, and evaluation, of program goals and curriculum review based on student learning outcomes
  • Assess student academic achievement and demonstrate modification of teaching techniques in accordance with assessment feedback
  • Initiate discussions and make recommendations to the Program Director concerning the improvement of teaching, curriculum and processes related to improving student outcomes
  • Assist in the university’s library collection development by working with the library director to select, evaluate, and weed library resources in each appropriate discipline
  • Make use of available university online resources (blackboard, website, office hour posting, syllabi posting, grade book, Instructional Policy Manual, etc.)
  • Incorporate instructional technologies in instructional delivery
  • Study and utilize students’ learning styles in each class in order to facilitate the best teaching and learning situations
  • Attend professional development activities to remain informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction
  • Attend and participate in all Community Day events at the university
  • Submit required reports to the appropriate university personnel
  • Attend all faculty meetings, university assemblies, professional development, orientation, graduation, alumni activities, admission events, and other meetings as called by an administrator of the university
  • Serve on and provide information to university committees as needed and requested
  • Become thoroughly familiar with all university policies and procedures and comply with all university policies and procedures
  • Support a multicultural environment and embrace the University’s rich diversity
  • Become actively involved in the co-curricular activities of the university
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times
  • Demonstrate professional attitude, philosophy, compassion, and commitment that promotes student growth and learning
  • Promote and maintain a healthy and safe educational and work environment, free from harassment and discrimination
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Dean

The Practicum Coordinator is also required to:
  • Assist in recruitment and retention of students
  • Actively participate on the advisory board committee
  • Advise students in and during the registration process
  • Maintain licenses, certifications, and other professional credentials for the profession
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with the local community and other relevant stakeholders
  • Determine placement for Medical Assisting Internship
  • Evaluate Internship sites at least once while student is placed in that facility
  • Maintain relationship with community and sites
  • Maintain all student files for Internships including required paperwork and communications
  • Select and approve appropriate practicum sites
  • Provide orientation for the on-site supervisors
  • Provide oversight of the practicum experience
  • Ensure appropriate and sufficient evaluation of student achievement in the practicum experience

This candidate must have:
  • Minimum of an Associate Degree (BS degree preferred) in related field plus two (2) years of experience in the appropriate field. Additional certification, such as CMA, RMA RN, RRT, CPC, etc. in the appropriate academic discipline preferred but not required.
  • Prior teaching experience at the college level preferred
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in specific field of study
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Dedication to excellence in teaching and committed to high academic and professional standards
  • Effective communication skills with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgement
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert