ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (MASTERS LEVEL PA PROGRAM)

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Posting Number 00184
Title ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (MASTERS LEVEL PA PROGRAM)
Position Title Associate Program Director
Position Number 00109
Job Description

Reporting to the Program Director the Associate Program Director (APD) participates in all aspects of the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum. The APD works with Course Directors in arranging teaching schedules, development of course syllabi, and refinement of educational objectives. The APD serves as faculty for selected courses such as Physical Diagnosis, Patient Interviewing, Medicine I-III, and facilitates clinical year curriculum. He/she will also prepare patient scenarios for implementation in the Observed Structured Clinical Encounters (OSCEs). The APD will chair the Academic Committee on Evaluation and Support (ACES) and serve on the Curriculum and Admissions Committees. He/she will advise and mentor students and participate in all aspects of student recruitment, retention, and academic progression. The APD will oversee the student Capstone Project for the Program. He/she will participate in most aspects of student and program evaluation (on-going and periodic), and supervise data collection and analysis for the on-going accreditation process. The APD will actively collect and analyze data for student and program evaluation and prepare reports for various committees. He/she will also perform additional responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.

Required Qualifications

EDUCATION:
• The APD must be a PA or a physician.
• If the program director is a PA, s/he must hold current NCCPA certification.
• If the program director is a physician, s/he must hold current licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in the state in which the program exists and must be certified by an ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board.
• Master’s level NCCPA-certified PA.
• California Physician Assistant licensure or eligibility for California licensure.

EXPERIENCE:
• Four or more years in education.
• At least five years of experience in clinical practice.
• At least 3 years of teaching experience.
• PC proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
• Excellent verbal and written skills; able to summarize and prioritize work product and processes; proactive communication with supervisors, peers and team members to maintain efficiency and productivity and meet deadlines.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITY/SKILLS:
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of PA program planning, development, and fiscal management.
• Knowledge of the accreditation process for PA programs.
• Demonstrated excellence in clinical practice.
• Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
• Demonstrated organizational, analysis, planning and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent English-language written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated instructional and presentation skills.
• Knowledge of program and student evaluation systems.
• Knowledge of physician assistant practice laws and an understanding of primary care medicine.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.
• Ability to interface with students, faculty, staff and community members with tact and clarity.
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook .
• Flexibility to work overtime and/or weekends as required.

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION:
• The APD must be a PA or a physician.
• If the program director is a PA, s/he must hold current NCCPA certification.
• If the program director is a physician, s/he must hold current licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in the state in which the program exists and must be certified by an ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board.
• Master’s level NCCPA-certified PA.
• California Physician Assistant licensure or eligibility for California licensure.
EXPERIENCE:
• Four years in education.
• Five years of experience in clinical practice.
• Three years of teaching experience
• Excellent verbal and written skills; able to summarize and prioritize work product and processes; proactive communication with supervisors, peers and team members to maintain efficiency and productivity and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

ARC-PA accreditation experience preferred.
• Administration experience in an educational setting, preferably in medical or PA education.

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.
? Occasional stooping. Frequent standing. Constant walking, sitting, climbing, reaching high/low levels, finger movement, feeling, speaking clearly, hearing conversationally, and seeing far and near.

Essential Duties

• The APD must provide effective leadership and management.
• Assume duties of Acting Director in absence of Program Director.
• Develop, review and revise as needed the mission statement for the program.
• Responsible for overall program development, planning, organization and administration.
• Design, coordinate, implement and evaluate program curriculum.
• Develop student learning objectives and learning outcomes.
• Prepare accrediting materials for the Master’s Level Physician Assistant Program.
• Develop and maintain policies and procedures in compliance with ARC-PA, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and Charles R. Drew University standards.
• Develop and oversee updates and revisions for Program Policy Handbooks (e.g., student manual, clinical rotation and preceptor handbook, faculty handbook).
• Develop and oversee standards for student admissions and requirements for the PA Program.
• Oversee and participate in student recruitment.
• Oversee and participate in selection of applicants for admission to the PA Program.
• Develop and oversee policies and procedures for evaluation of student performance, academic counseling, and provision of remedial instruction as appropriate. Develop appropriate written and practical assessment tools (e.g., OSCEs, end-of-rotation examinations).
• Develop and oversee policies and procedures to ensure that appropriate data is obtained and retained to effectively evaluate didactic and clinical components of the program.
• Participate in evaluation of student performance.
• Provide student academic counseling, and provide or arrange for remedial instruction as appropriate.
• Provide classroom lectures.
• Develop, monitor and manage the program budget.
• Participate in the recruitment and hiring process, and oversee academic and staff personnel for the program.
• Create written reports and make oral presentations as needed.
• Represent the Program and the University in matters related to physician assistant education.
• Participate in administrative functions of the College of Science and Health and the University.
• Actively engage as a member of the faculty in teaching, student advisement, and scholarly activities, commensurate with departmental, College-wide, and University policies, including service on College and University committees.
• Participates in professional meetings and conferences and/or contributes to journals or publications to maintain professional contacts and visibility for the program.
• Cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with the community.
• Demonstrates scholarly activities such as publications, grant proposals, and research.
• Assigning and scheduling work activities.
• Monitoring and reviewing workloads/levels.
• Implement employee disciplinary process.
• Implement employee recruitment process.
• Performance counseling/coaching.
• Recommending for promotion/demotion and/or salary actions.
• Planning and evaluating performance.
• Performance counseling/coaching.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Complexity

The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

Mental Demands

The mental 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.
? Frequent work on a variety of unrelated tasks. Constant calculating interrupted work, work on a variety of interrelated tasks, and use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity.

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.
? Occasionally required to work in confined space.

Special Requirements

Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Job Code 1132
FLSA Exempt
Category Full Time
Grade MP-4
Number of Vacancies 1

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EEO Statement

Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open Date 05/16/2016
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Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Professional Certifications or Permits
  4. Reference List and Contact
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Other Document
  4. Letter of Recommendation or Nomination