Recruitment Period: 12/23/19 - Until Filled
Status: Full Time
The developing Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) is seeking a full-time Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC). Selected applicant will be working with an experienced Program Director and team of faculty that are committed to developing a program of excellence, while fulfilling the mission of PNWU, to educate and train health care professionals emphasizing service among rural and underserved areas in the Northwest.
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 information about life in Yakima visit www.liveyakimavalley.com.
The Clinical Education Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to develop and manage the clinical education component, an essential part of our developing entry-level DPT education program. Additional responsibilities of the Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) include scholarly activity, program and university service, and an opportunity to teach within the didactic curriculum.
Essential Job Functions:
• Create relationships with external stakeholders to secure clinical rotations
• Develop and oversee policies and procedures related to the clinical education component of the DPT program
• Serve as a liaison between the DPT program and clinical sites; responsible for the clinical site selection and fostering development of clinical instructors at those sites
• Oversee the preparation and implementation of the clinical education component for the DPT program following the standards of practice from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
• Develop, implement, and evaluate DPT curriculum in collaboration with other DPT core faculty on-campus and across campuses
• Work closely with PNWU’s Simulation Center Coordinator and Interprofessional Education faculty to develop integrated clinical experiences according to the education standards of practice for physical therapy
• Demonstrate teaching expertise in any combination of established physical therapy education standards of practice
• Engaged or interested in research that contributes to PNWU’s emerging Research Strategic Plan that will contribute to the transformation of healthcare practice especially in those communities that are underserved
• Inspire to strive for a clinical program of excellence with strong communication, organization, interpersonal, counseling and problem-solving skills
• Promote student success by showing flexibility in teaching style and work schedule, as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and engaging students in the learning process
• 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
• Required: Earned doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE)
• Required: Licensed or eligible for PT licensure in Washington State and a minimum of 3 years of practice
• Preferred: A terminal doctoral degree (post-professional doctorate, or DPT) with evidence of other professional qualifications (eg ABPTS or other specialty certification, or additional degree)
• Preferred: Academic doctorate degree (PhD, EdD, DSc) ABD candidates may be considered
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in clinical education (SCCE, CI, CEC or ACEC) OR a minimum of 1 year of clinical education experience with an additional 2 years of teaching
• Prior experience as a Clinical Education Coordinator preferred
• Prior teaching experience in an academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice preferred
• Completion or commitment to completion of the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
• Record of service to the profession and/or community
• Demonstrated ability to use new technologies
• Record of scholarship or prior research experience preferred
• Prior experience in working with rural and underserved populations preferred
• Prior experience in interprofessional education and simulation preferred
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.
PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.
To ensure full consideration apply by the closing date.
• A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Contact information for three professional references
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.
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.