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Department: PA Medicine


Position Summary: The Director of Clinical Educations serves as a key member of NGUís PA Medicine department, and provides leadership, vision, and direction for the clinical phase of the PA training curriculum. This person organizes and implements the clinical year curriculum and maintains policies to achieve compliance with ARC-PA standards.

The Director of Clinical Education holds a principal faculty position (if a PA/MD/DO) with additional duties assigned.  If the position is held by faculty with full teaching expectations, they will receive additional compensation and have a reduction in teaching workload.  If this position is held by a non-clinical person, compensation will reflect the responsibilities of the Director of Clinical Education only. 




Essential Functions for All Principal Faculty

  • Supports and participates in the following program processes (A2.05) (if assigned)
    • Developing, reviewing, and revising as necessary the mission statement for the program
    • Selecting applicants for admission to the PA program
    • Providing student instruction
    • Evaluating student performances
    • Academic counseling of students
    • Assuring the availability of remedial instruction
    • Designing, implementing, coordinating, evaluating curriculum
    • Evaluating the program
  • Course Director for assigned courses (if assigned)
  • Breakout session learning facilitator (if assigned)
  • Simulation instruction and curriculum design (if assigned)
  • Reviews the Student Handbook annually
  • Assists in the interview and selection of faculty members (if assigned)
  • Provides security for all course and examination materials
  • Assist the DDE in the coordination and scheduling of all didactic courses and classes
  • Assist DCE with SCPE coordination, site visits, and site maintenance
  • Assist the DCE with end of rotation exams and Ďend of rotationí days
  • Attend all scheduled staff and faculty meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the program director
  • Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities.
  • Represent the PA Program through service on University-level committees.
  • Pursue professional development activities such as clinical practice, scholarly works, or an advanced degree.
  • Support of the NGU faculty, staff, and student clinic to include patient assessments. 


Additional duties associated with the DCE position include:

  • Supervise the Clinical Scheduling Coordinator who supports all tasks listed here and under the specific job description listed in Article 12.5.6.
  • Under the guidance and approval of the program director, seek out and maintain supervised clinical practice experience (SCPE) sites and preceptors
  • Perform initial and follow up SCPE site visits and evaluations to ensure the site/s (1) enable students to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for a clinical PA, (2) provide adequate patient exposures, (3) have adequate resources, and (4) provide for student safety
  • Visually confirm a preceptor license is current and in good standing and they are board certified (if appropriate) during initial evaluation and annually thereafter (sooner if needed).
  • Provides guidance, training, and ongoing communication as needed for clinical preceptors
  • Coordinate and schedule all clinical rotations, end-of-rotation assessments, and rotation assessment days
  • Dispense and review all (1) clinical assessments of students by preceptors and (2) student assessments of rotation sites and preceptors
  • Gather data and review each clinical site for patient demographics, settings, disciplines, and competency acquisition
  • Review, maintain, coordinate, and issue the DPAM Clinical Handbook annually
  • Develop, administer, and report mid-term, end-of-course, and all other clinical assessments (evaluation and grading of SCPE assessments can only be done by a PA; if the DCE is not a PA, this will be assigned to PA trained faculty
  • Security for all course and examination materials
  • Advises program director of any problems related to student behavior, clinical performance, or professionalism
  • Verifies compliance with any outstanding student immunizations
  • Member of the Admissions and Student Progression committees
  • Attends all scheduled staff and faculty meetings
  • Gather, coordinate, process, and report data on students, faculty, adjuncts, and preceptors using NGUís PA program RX Preceptor forms and systems to satisfy program, institution, and ARC-PA requirements
  • Initiates, maintains, and updates data files on RX Preceptor Coordinates process with program director, medical director, director of didactic education, faculty, preceptors, and students
  • Stays familiar with ARC-PA accreditation standards and assists in providing documented compliance. 




  • Masterís degree preferred or related experience
  • PA-C applicants and terminal degree applicants are preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years prior experience in medical education preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to handle a variety of issues and concerns
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and problem solve with frequent interruptions
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with Exxat preferred
  • Understand and comply with ARC-PA standards
  • Understand and comply with FERPA regulations
  • Supports NGUís mission statement and core values, commitment to a Christian lifestyle and character in keeping with biblical model

Physical Requirements


  • Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations and use a computer system.
  • Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, vendors and students.
  • Dexterity, grasping, feeling, writing, typing and using the telephone, copier and computer systems.
  • Mobility: Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus.
  • Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Lifting, Pulling and Pushing: Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions Ė 75‐100% of the time.  


Working Relationships


This position is a 12 month faculty full-time position in the department of PA Medicine. The Director of Clinical Education reports to the PA Program Director.


Work Schedule


The PA Medicine program operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. Ė 5:00 p.m. Office hours are subject to change as deemed necessary. Occasional work on Saturdays and evenings may be required.




Some travel is required for site visits and preceptor recruitment and retention.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. S/he will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.

North Greenville University is a member of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and requires all faculty and staff to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

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