The Associate Program Director/Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor for the MSPAS Program is a full-time principal instructional faculty position with administrative duties.Â The principal faculty member must hold current certification from the NCCPA, hold a Masterâs degree or higher, and be eligible for unencumbered physician assistant licensure in the state of Kentucky.Â Previous teaching experience is required. Full-time faculty are expected to maintain practice skills and are given clinical release time to engage in clinical practice.
ï»¿Associate Program Director Responsibilities
- Actively participating in and management of curriculum planning, development, delivery and review/assessment.
- Oversee Student Advising Processes
- Assign student advising annually
- Delegate program advisor duties to faculty advisors
- Review advising process for change and improvement when needed
- Report any student/faculty concerns to Student Progression Committee and/or Program Director.
- Assist with PD duties as needed on current PD clinical release days or time off campus-vacation, extended illness.Â
Clinical Director Responsibilities
- Oversight and management of clinical phase SCPEs, to include:
- Function as liaison with clinical preceptors along-side Medical Director and Clinical Coordinator
- Oversees procurement and management of contractual agreements
- Supervision of arrangement and assignment of clinical rotation sites
- Supervision Clinical Coordinator in the management and reporting of preceptor licensure and board certification
- Oversight and management of the clinical phase of instruction in the program, to include:
- Oversite and management of clinical course syllabi.
- Regular review of course assessment data with critical analysis and presentation of any data-driven change need to the curriculum committee members for review and consideration.
- Presentation of pertinent findings to additional program Committees and PD for use in program assessment.
- Participate in other program management, teaching, evaluation, or committee activities as assigned by Program Director.
- Instruct courses in both didactic and clinical phases of the program as per the workload guidelines put forth by the institution.
- Perform own course assessment for all assigned courses.
- Recruit, advise, and retain students.
- Participate in professional development activities.
- Maintain membership in PA-related organizations.
- Participate in and support the accreditation process.
- Participate in the development of program policies and procedures.
- Promote the program within the community and in the presence of stakeholders and program partners.
- Participate in committees.
- Participate in other teaching, evaluation, or accreditation activities as assigned by Program Director.
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