Physical Therapist Assistant Director of Clinical Education - FT in Los Angeles, CA at Concorde Career Colleges

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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SUMMARY

The Physical Therapist Assistant Director of Clinical Education holds a faculty (academic or clinical) appointment and has administrative academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program.  This individual demonstrates competence in clinical education teaching and curriculum development.  In addition, the Director of Clinical Education’s primary responsibility is to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with the academic and clinical faculty.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Director of Clinical Education ensures the availability of clinical sites for the educational experience of the Physical Therapist Assistant students.  It is the responsibility of the Director of Clinical Education to prepare the students for their clinical experience with lab practice, classroom lectures and scheduling of physicals, background checks and/or drug testing required for clinical placement.  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

  • Able to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education programs
  • Secure new clinical affiliation agreements (contracts) as required by the program
  • Maintain affiliation agreements and ensure timely renewals of expiring contracts
  • Develop, monitor, and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum
  • Coordinate clinical education with didactic education as assigned by the program director and schedule students in appropriate clinical rotations
  • Evaluate and ensure the appropriateness/effectiveness of all clinical education affiliates
  • Ensure that all requirements for clinical education in the program are met by every student
  • Review and maintain students’ records related to immunizations, background checks and drug testing to assure compliance with Concorde and individual affiliate requirements prior to placing students at clinical sites
  • Orient and train clinical instructors and/or preceptors at clinical sites
  • Visit clinical affiliates at regular intervals to ensure that students meet clinical objectives
  • Function as Instructor of Record for all clinical courses
  • Maintain supervisory responsibility of all students attending a clinical site
  • Serve as Instructor of Record or assist with instruction in didactic/laboratory courses as assigned and within accreditor guidelines
  • Ensure proper and complete documentation of all visits to clinical sites
  • Strong focus on community involvement.  Participation in local/national societies if requested
  • Attend all program graduation ceremonies
  • Be available in person, by phone or other methods of communication to solve problems as they arise at any time a student is in clinic
  • Ensure that clinical documentation is complete, accurate and maintained securely as directed by the Program Director
  • Must work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

The Physical Therapist Assistant Director of Clinical Education is responsible for the supervision of the students in his/her classroom and the students at the clinical sites/laboratory.  The Physical Therapist Director of Clinical Education is responsible for scheduling and supervising the clinical instructors so that the clinical students are all seen as required by the program. In the absence of the Program Director, the Director of Clinical Education assumes the Program Director’s duties and responsibilities.

  • Communicates between the academic institution and affiliated clinical education sites
  • Clinical Education program planning, implementation, and assessment
  • Clinical site development
  • Clinical faculty development
Qualifications
  • The faculty member must possess a related degree at least at the same level of the course the faculty member is teaching (ACCSC)
  • The faculty member must have a minimum of four years of related practical work experience in/as a Physical Therapy Assistant (ACCSC)
  • Must have two years of clinical practice experience that includes experience as a CCCE or CI in physical therapy, or a minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a PT or PTA program (CAPTE)
  • Must be a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who is licensed or regulated in any United States jurisdiction as a PT or PTA (CAPTE)
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical education students, and the profession of physical therapy
  • Must have strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills
  • Current knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology (word processing, email, database) or proven ability to learn these skills
  • Ability to travel as needed