The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Physician Assistant Program educates aspiring physician assistants to be forward-thinking, community-minded citizens who will lead the way in solving our nation’s and the world’s most challenging health care challenges. The learner-centered educational model fosters inclusion, discovery, and innovation to help lead in the creation and advancement of health equity. The MSM Physician Assistant Program invites applications for the Assistant Clinical Director
The Assistant Clinical Director reports directly to the Program Director and Clinical Director and is responsible for the ongoing development, management, coordination, and evaluation of the Physician Assistant program clinical sites. Initial duties will include preparation of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) Accreditation application. Other duties include teaching, scholarly activity, academic advising, service and professional activities. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the MSM Mission. This is a non-tenure track position, eligible for multi-year appointment. The Assistant Clinical Director will operate within the MSM framework of lifelong learning through innovative teaching, learner-centered curricula, collaborative scholarship, and clinical excellence.
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Assists with Clinical Team responsibilities:
Assignment of students to clinical rotations
Development and maintenance of clinical training sites
Design, coordination, and evaluation of the clinical education curriculum
Co-course director of clinical courses
Develops appropriate teaching and evaluation material
Evaluates student performance within the curriculum
Serves as lecturer, lab instructor, small group facilitator and evaluator in assigned courses
Advises and provides academic counseling for students in academic and clinical phases
Serves on program and institutional committees as elected or appointed
Maintains a record of ongoing scholarly activity and faculty development
Assists with program self-assessment and improvement
Performs other duties as assigned by Program Director and or Clinical Director
• Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program.
• Master’s degree or higher. (doctorate preferred)
• Current NCCPA certification and eligible for licensure in Georgia.
• Demonstrated commitment to MSM’s Mission to lead the creation and advancement of health equity.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings.
• Demonstrated ability to engage, support and lead diverse groups.
• Minimum 2 years of experience of providing full-time physician assistant education.
• Minimum 3 years of experience as a physician assistant.
• Expertise in pedagogy, learning and assessment, and demonstrated
o knowledge of and commitment to current trends in physician assistant
• Demonstrated success in working with faculty, administrators, students and staff within a higher education learning community.
• Passion for and commitment to physician assistant education for purposes of optimizing patient outcomes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILIITES
• Demonstrate leadership and management abilities
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Commitment to social justice and values-driven curricula.
• Strong verbal/written communication skills.
• Ability to collect and manage data to track performance outcomes to ensure comparable educational experiences.
• Strong collaboration, team building, and conflict resolution skills.
• Strategically prioritize resources necessary for program support.