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MCPHS University Assistant Director, Clinical Education in Worcester, Massachusetts

Overview

The Assistant Director of Clinical Education (DCE) workswith the Director of Clinical Education and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) to assure the effectiveness of clinical education on campus and at MCPHS affiliated clinical education sites for the School of Physical Therapy.

Responsibilities

  • Participates with implementation and monitoring of the clinical education component of the DPT curriculum

  • Assists with placement, supervision and evaluation of students during all clinical education experiences

  • Contributes to clinical faculty development activities

  • Conducts clinical site visits to supervise students and mentors clinical instructors, as needed

  • Supervises students at a site for Integrated Clinical Education courses in the fall and spring semesters

  • Participates in the Cumulative Practical Exam (CPE) process by grading and coordinating as needed

  • Assists with evaluation of each clinical education site through student feedback, on-site visits, and ongoing communications and routinely shares this information with academic and clinical faculties

  • Provides feedback to clinical educators concerning their effectiveness in delivering clinical learning experiences based on student feedback and through direct observations

  • Assists with administrative responsibilities consistent with CAPTE, federal/state regulations, institutional policy and practice setting requirements

  • Identifies, establishes, and maintains relationships with quality clinical education sites and the community for the purpose of further development and support of physical therapy clinical education

  • Oversees and coordinates the development and execution of agreements and/or contracts with clinical sites to be involved in the clinical education experiences for DPT students

  • Communicates with stakeholders (e.g., the academic institution, clinical education sites, academic faculty, clinical faculty, students and clinical education advisory board members) to maintain current knowledge of the educational program, the clinical education site, and health care changes affecting clinical practice and education

  • Facilitates quality learning experiences for students during clinical education through supervision, instruction, advice and counsel to students and clinical faculty

  • Evaluates students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum

  • Contributes to ongoing assessment for the clinical education component of the curriculum to include a record keeping system, report writing, and assessment of clinical education sites and clinical faculty

  • Participates in the CAPTE accreditation via document preparation, meetings and on-site evaluation

  • Maximizes available resources for the clinical education component of the DPT curriculum

  • Performs academic responsibilities consistent with CAPTE and with institutional policies.

  • Participates at the Clinical Education Advisory Board meeting which consists of area educators, employers, academic and clinical faculty

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the DCE and the Program Director of School of Physical Therapy

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • DPT degree required, academic doctorate preferred

  • Current physical therapist licensure or eligible for MA state licensure

  • A minimum of three years clinical experience as licensed physical therapist

  • A minimum of three years of clinical teaching and/or clinical education coordination

  • Member of the APTA

  • Strong communication, organization, technology, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills

  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical education, students and the profession of physical therapy

  • Able to work with students with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Able to travel, as needed

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of database management

  • Knowledge of Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

  • Higher education experienced preferred

  • Previous administrative experience desirable

Please attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

About Us

MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public. In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.

MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates a diverse community. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.

Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, pleasevisit.

MCPHS University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job LocationsUS-MA-Worcester

ID2020-3762

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CategoryAdjunct Faculty

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