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
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
Director for assigned courses (if assigned)
session learning facilitator (if assigned)
instruction and curriculum design (if assigned)
the Student Handbook annually
in the interview and selection of faculty members (if assigned)
security for all course and examination materials
the DDE in the coordination and scheduling of all didactic courses and classes
DCE with SCPE coordination, site visits, and site maintenance
the DCE with end of rotation exams and Ďend of rotationí days
all scheduled staff and faculty meetings
duties as assigned by the program director
in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a
positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional
the PA Program through service on University-level committees.
professional development activities such as clinical practice, scholarly works,
or an advanced degree.
of the NGU faculty, staff, and student clinic to include patient assessments.
duties associated with the DCE position include:
the Clinical Scheduling Coordinator who supports all tasks listed here and
under the specific job description listed in Article 12.5.6.
the guidance and approval of the program director, seek out and maintain
supervised clinical practice experience (SCPE) sites and preceptors
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
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).
guidance, training, and ongoing communication as needed for clinical preceptors
and schedule all clinical rotations, end-of-rotation assessments, and rotation
and review all (1) clinical assessments of students by preceptors and (2)
student assessments of rotation sites and preceptors
data and review each clinical site for patient demographics, settings,
disciplines, and competency acquisition
maintain, coordinate, and issue the DPAM Clinical Handbook annually
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
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
of the Admissions and Student Progression committees
all scheduled staff and faculty meetings
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
maintains, and updates data files on RX Preceptor Coordinates process with
program director, medical director, director of didactic education, faculty, preceptors,
familiar with ARC-PA accreditation standards and assists in providing
- Masterís degree preferred or
- 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
- Understand and comply with FERPA
- Supports NGUís mission statement
and core values, commitment to a Christian lifestyle and character in
keeping with biblical model
- 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.
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.
Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond
quickly to changes in conditions Ė 75‐100% of the time.
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
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.