Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director - FT in Kansas City, MO at Concorde Career Colleges

Date Posted: 9/30/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

SUMMARY

The Program Director manages the instructors and the educational activities of the department and all classes both day and evening.  The Program Director will be responsible for maintaining compliance with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and other applicable agency regulations and the school Policy and Procedure department’s curricula as stated in the catalog.  All Concorde associates are required to display professionalism and uphold Concorde’s Mission and the core values of respect for the individual, integrity, teamwork, customer service, and achievement.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for recruiting, orienting and supervising faculty members for the department
  • During an instructor’s first year of employment, conduct an observation/evaluation two (2) times during the first month, once during months two and three and at six months of employment
  • Conduct an observation/evaluation at three or six-month intervals (at least twice a year) for each faculty member and confer as necessary
  • Ensure that student evaluations of faculty are completed at the end of each term and summaries submitted to each faculty member
  • Ensure correct scheduling and registration of returning students each period
  • Assist with student orientations
  • Review the student record for satisfactory progress at the end of each grading term of each prospective graduate to determine eligibility for graduation
  • Advise students regarding academic progress in the department from enrollment to graduation
  • Revise and update master syllabus for each course in the department on a continuing basis
  • Ensure that a syllabus, in proper format, is prepared and used for each course offered by the applicable department
  • Assist with ongoing review and development of curricula in the department
  • Assist with textbook evaluations for each course taught in the department and make suggestions
  • Assist the Academic Dean with catalog review
  • Ensure the department is in compliance with the school catalog
  • Conduct and document regular departmental meetings
  • Participate in school and/or Academic Affairs meetings as required
  • Participate in advisory committee meetings
  • Participate in self-studies for various accrediting agencies
  • Complete and submit assigned reports
  • Substitute teach as needed
  • Assist in maintaining department equipment is in proper working order
  • Participate in the budgeting process and responsible for ensuring budgetary allocations support the needs of the program
  • Participate as directed by the Academic Dean in the supervision of students in their clinical experiences along with the DCE
  • Other duties as assigned by the Academic Dean or Campus President

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO CAPTE ACCREDITATION

  • Maintenance of accurate information, easily accessible to the public on the program website regarding accreditation status (including CAPTE logo and required accreditation statement) and current achievement measures
  • Timely submission of required fees and documentation, including reports of graduation rates, performance on state licensing examinations, and employment rates
  • Following policies and procedures of CAPTE as outlined in the CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedure
  • Timely notification of expected or unexpected substantive change(s) within the program and of any change in institutional accreditation status or legal authority to provide post-secondary education; and
  • Coming into compliance with accreditation criteria within two years of being determined to be out of compliance

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

  • Education
    • Must have a minimum of a master’s degree
    • Hold a current license/certification to practice in the jurisdiction where the program is located
  • Experience
    • Must have a minimum of five years, full-time, post licensure experience that includes a minimum of three years of full-time clinical experience
    • Have didactic and/or clinical teaching experience
    • Have experience in administration/management
    • Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment; including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

OTHER COMMENTS/REQUIREMENTS

The Program Director must have management and communication skills, and the knowledge and ability to judge instructors’ competence.  The position requires strong attention to details and a positive, professional attitude