Assistant/Associate Professor of Primary Care

Employer
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Location
Arkansas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Primary Care

About Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) is a private, non-profit, graduate-level health sciences institution located on over 500 acres in Fort Smith, Arkansas. ACHE’s service-driven mission is to educate and train a diverse group of competent and compassionate healthcare professionals; to create health and research support facilities; and to provide healthy living environments to improve the lives of others. Founded in 2014, ACHE has experienced rapid growth and is poised to be a leader in healthcare education for years to come. ACHE is the first and only private institution in Arkansas that is dedicated solely to healthcare and wellness, and maintains a strong commitment to the surrounding community.

About Fort Smith and the Arkansas River Valley
Fort Smith is a vibrant community of around 90,000, with a low cost of living and ample recreational opportunities. Located in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley at the foothills of the Ozark mountains, Fort Smith is nestled between the Ozark-St. Francis and Ouachita National Forests. The region provides hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, hang gliding, whitewater rafting, and camping all within a short drive. In addition, the city supports a variety of cultural attractions, including museums, theaters, an award-winning symphony, and two historic entertainment districts.

About the Position
The Assistant/Associate Professor of Primary Care will direct the education and instruction of medical students while providing mentorship and motivation for learning, research and scholarly activity in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, laboratory experience and research opportunities. Additionally, he/she will ensure the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles and practices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students and provide service to the College and professional communities. Full-Time.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for student advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation. Provide service to the College community and students through serving on College committees, providing leadership, mentorship and expertise to students, participating in community outreach events and with professional organizations or groups as assigned by the Dean or Department Chair. Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program. Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure that the students of the College meet the standards established by the faculty and college and obtain the knowledge, skills and competency established. Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and provide feedback to other members of the faculty as a portion of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program. Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to college and communities, scholarly activity and research to assure personal growth and continued competency with specialty field. Develop clinical preceptors (adjunct clinical faculty) and assist in their faculty development. Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance. Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff. Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the university and college in fulfilling its mission and vision though teaching, academic administrative duties (course/system coordinator), community service and/or perform special duties as assigned. Advance the prestige of the College through advancement of the college’s mission and vision. Prepare grant proposals and academic evaluative reports. Other duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications
  • Terminal degree, DO or MD with current Board certification in appropriate area of specialization if applicable.
  • Academic experience at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine, Academic Health Care Teaching Center “or” experience in a Graduate Medical Education Program.
  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrative experience in a clinical, professional, research or educational settings.
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.
  • Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years (3) academic experience as a full-time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine, Academic Health Care Teaching Center or five years (5) experience as a full-time faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education Program.
  • Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education in the classroom, laboratory, simulation and standardized laboratory settings “or” in clinical settings for students and residents. Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum template and educational formats. Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one or more of the medical, psychological, or social disciplines required for the education of medical students, the practice of medicine, the advancement of medical knowledge and research. Demonstrate leadership skills, organizational skills, delegation skills, and time management skills.

ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES ESSENTIAL TO THE FUNCTION OF THE JOB

Communication and Comprehension

ACHE is in full compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the college.

Ability to orally communicate effectively with others. Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels. Ability to understand oral and written information, using the English language, and organize thoughts and ideas into effective forms of communication. Ability to make decisions which range from moderate to a significant impact on the immediate work environment, as well as outside contributors. Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of ACHE to a variety of business and community customers and associates. Strong organizational skills.

Problem Solving

Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.
Expertise in negotiation. Experience with scholarly publication and research.

Physical and Sensory Abilities

May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc. May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. May require significant travel or work away from campus. Requires attendance at events representing ACHE both within as well as outside of the college setting. Frequently required to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations. Frequently required to see for purposes of reading matter. Frequently required to hear and understand speech at normal levels. Occasionally required to lift items in a normal office environment. Frequently required to operate office and presentation equipment.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, Vice President for Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or barbara.jetton@achehealth.edu.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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