Recruitment Period: 03/19/2020 - Until Filled
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.
The University currently offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine enrolling a total of 560 medical students with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.
PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.liveyakimavalley.com.
The assistant/associate professor will be assigned teaching, scholarly activity, service, and clinical practice responsibilities as a faculty member in the department. He/she will report to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. The faculty member is in a non-tenured position with a focus on teaching in the College of Osteopathic Medicine program, as well as in postdoctoral (GME) training programs as appropriate. This position participates and assists the Department Chair and colleagues in the development and implementation of curricula which integrates the medical specialties in team-based, large and small group learning environments. Primary teaching assignments include clinical skills and decision making, and topics relevant to the practice of family and internal medicine. Typical responsibilities for this position includes the following:
• Teaching course material throughout the four-year DO curriculum, which may include assignments in the classroom setting, teaching laboratories, and at clinical sites. Teaching assignments in medical simulations includes standardized patients (SPs), robotic simulations, and telemedicine education
• Supervising or teaching in third or fourth-year student clinical rotations
• Research or other scholarly activity
• COM or University service
• Clinical practice
• Continuously prepares and teaches assigned courses
• Continuously participates in admissions activities
• Student advisement/office hours
• Participates in Commencement and White Coat ceremonies
• Develops course syllabi
• Administration of examinations
• Participation in committee(s) as assigned
• Engagement in research/scholarly activity
• Continued professional development
• Clinical practice as appropriate
• Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
• Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
• Other duties as assigned
• Professional degree (D.O., M.D., Ph.D.) from an accredited institution of higher education
• Completion of an internal medicine residency; currently board eligible or board certified by AOBIM/ABIM. (Candidates who have completed subspecialty training in a recognized subspecialty and currently BE/BC by appropriate specialty board(s) will also be seriously considered.)
• Licensure in the state of Washington
• Current DEA certification
• Eligibility for local hospital appointment
• Prior teaching experience in an academic setting preferred
• A team player who values collaboration, mutual support and team cohesion
• Knowledge of instructional technologies
• Experience with curricular and instructional design, and training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation
• Experience using innovative teaching methods which might include team-based learning, “flipped classroom”, problem-based learning, distance learning, interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, curriculum delivery systems (e.g., Moodle), and proficiency in exam item writing (USMLE or COMLEX-style)
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
• Respect and trust from staff and external constituencies
• Possess exceptional credentials in scholarly, professional and/or individual achievement
• Extensive professional experience with an exemplary record for achievement
Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases.
To ensure full consideration apply by the closing date.
The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.
For information about life in Yakima visit our PNWU page here.
PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.