Director of Clinical Education

Logan University Physician Assistant Program


Chesterfield, MO


3 days ago


September 2, 2023
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The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for operationalizing the MVV through the lens of student experience and success. The four key goals that align with the university's strategic priorities and operationalize the MVV within academic affairs include:





The division sees COMPLIANCE not as a goal but as a way of doing business and ensures compliance is embedded in all we do.

Through the Division of Academic Affairs program philosophy and brand awareness, the curriculum is designed and developed to be in line with or at the forefront of current educational best practices. As such, the pedagogical practices within each program must consider the constructivist learning theory that is based on students constructing knowledge and meaning from experience. Constructivist classrooms are studentcentered and interactive and provide ample opportunity to apply new knowledge through building upon existing knowledge with handson and practical application. Activities to introduce and reinforce the defined learning outcomes, ensure relevant and meaningful learning goals, and are kept up to date based on the current State and anticipated needs of future professionals and our students. Experiential programs understand that early and immersive clinical education embedded into these programs in a meaningful way is critical to developing the most confident and capable clinicians.

In a demanding environment, such as health professions and health science education, the Division of Academic Affairs ensures students are supported for success not only through its curriculum design and delivery philosophy and by knowledgeable, available, and engaged faculty; but also through support and cocurricular experiences that provide students with the resources and wellrounded experience, they need to meet their educational goals.

The Division of Academic Affairs assesses the effectiveness of its programs, key processes, and strategic priorities. It uses the knowledge gained from the assessment process to continually learn, grow, and improve for the good of our current and future students.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the clinical phase of the program, including the management of supervised clinical experiences, scheduling of rotations, the Summative Assessment, endofrotation days, and student learning outcomes assessment during the clinical phase of the program. The Director of Clinical Education will work under the supervision of the Program Director. Responsibilities include chairing the Clinical Council, cochairing the Student Progress Committee, and playing a major role in the ongoing Assessment of the program, curriculum, and courses to satisfy accreditation requirements. In addition, the Director of Clinical Education will ensure that the program's clinical phase complies with all ARCPA accreditation standards pertaining to supervised clinical practice experiences and works to ensure that students consistently meet the program's student learning outcomes.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, depending on qualifications:


  • Provide oversight in the implementation of a clinical curriculum emphasizing the achievement of clinical competencies.
  • Develop mechanisms that ensure the PA program clinical curriculum meets ARCPA standards in collaboration with the PA Program Director
  • Implement clinical learning strategies consistent with the Mission and Goals of the program.
  • Develop and implement a continuous process of selfassessment that is consistent with the PA programs' selfstudy plan and that ensures the quality of the clinical curriculum in collaboration with the PA Program Director.
  • Develop clinical sites and preceptors for the PA program, working with other Program Staff.
  • Implement clinical rotation scheduling process for the PA program and collaborate with clinical sites to ensure seamless placement of learners
  • Collaborate with the PA Faculty Director of Academics to ensure the integration of curricula
  • Collaborate with University Senior Administration, the PA Advisory Council, the medical director, faculty, and staff in activities related to the clinical curriculum
  • Liaise with appropriate offices and departments involved in medical/health education and with external agencies useful to the program's clinical curriculum
  • Manage the clinical tracking system
  • Provide input to the Program Director regarding PA clinical team performance on annual evaluations
  • Ensure clinical faculty members are appropriately oriented to the program mission and goals, specific teaching responsibilities, program instructional resources, and the learning objectives for which they are responsible
  • Ensure PA program faculty members are appropriately oriented to specific teaching responsibilities, including:

  1. Clerkship preceptor role,
  2. Monitoring student clinical progress through the clinical tracking system


  • Deliver curricular content within the PA program, including, but not limited to:

a. Serving as course director

b. Serving as a lecturer and/or small group facilitator

  • Serve as student advisor to PA students


  • Serve on PA program committees including, but not limited to:

a. Admissions

b. Student Assessment and Promotions

c. Program Evaluation

  • Serve as cochair of the PA Program's Curriculum Committee
  • Serve on institutional committees as appointed by the PA Program Director
  • Participate in activities of the state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities


  • As an accredited program, there will be opportunities to participate in scholarly work in collaboration with PA team members and other opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • A Doctorate degree in an appropriate field of health/medical education preferred (the right candidate may be eligible for enrollment opportunities in Logan University's Doctor of Health Professions Education program).
  • A master's degree in PA Studies is required.


  • Knowledge of and experience with PA or medical clinical education
  • Ability to develop effective community and institutional relationships and partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change


  • Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Current license (or eligibility) to practice in State
  • Ability to travel to clinical sites
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Previous experience as a clinical preceptor or clinical coordinator preferred
  • Ability to mentor and teach in both didactic and clinical environments


1. Mission driven; and

2. values and promotes diversity; and

3. demonstrates empathy; and

4. puts students first; and

5. demonstrates a positive attitude; and

6. values evidenceinformed practices; and

7. demonstrates character; and

8. promotes teamwork.

COMPETENCIES: Key competencies include social and emotional intelligence, courage, conflict management skills, decisionmaking skills, influence skills, and content expertise consistent with the position description, responsibilities, and attributes. To perform the job successfully, an individual must have a strong academic and Health Professions Education background, with demonstrated administrative and organizational ability. The individual must have successful teaching experience, strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills, be a good listener, and be able to work with individuals and groups effectively. The individual must be able to set goals and objectives, prioritize and plan work activities, and meet deadlines. The individual must be an effective mentor and supervisor. The ability to handle the pressures of balancing the time required dealing with individual problems of faculty, students, and staff while completing the necessary planning, executing programs, reports, meetings, and teaching responsibilities is expected.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: Logan University strives to be an educational leader that is authentic, intentional, and strategic about diversity, fairness, and the development of an inclusive campus community. We acknowledge and respect the differences in human experience that shape and enrich education, healthcare, society, and our institution.

It is our expectation that all employees support the mission and vision of the university and carry out their professional duty aligned with Logan University Values: Diversity, Empathy, Student First, Positive Attitude, EvidenceInformed, Character, and Teamwork.

Logan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All Logan employees are expected to complete annual compliance training by assigned deadlines.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, and smartphones.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.