JOB TITLE: Physical Therapist Assistant Program Clinical Education Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Physical Therapist Assistant Department
DESCRIPTION: This is a fulltime twelve-month position. The PTA Clinical Education Coordinator will serve as a core faculty member responsible for the development, planning, coordination, facilitation, conduction, monitoring, and assessment of the clinical education component of the curriculum. This faculty member also prepares course material, conducts lecture and laboratory sessions, and assesses student performance in the classroom and laboratory courses. This position reports to the PTA Program Director under the direction of the Dean of Health Sciences.
- Is a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.
- Is currently licensed or regulated to practice as a PT or PTA in any United States jurisdiction.
- Has a minimum of three years of full time (or equivalent) post-licensure clinical practice; Two years of clinical practice must include experience as a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) or Clinical Instructor (CI) in physical therapy, or a minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a PT or PTA program.
- Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
- Develop, plan, coordinate, facilitate, conduct, monitor and assess effectiveness of the clinical education program, including assignment of students to clinical education experiences.
- Prepare course, lab, and clinical content and experiences that prepare the students for work as an entry-level PTA.
- Serve as a core faculty member who will demonstrate contemporary expertise in assigned teaching areas and demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and student evaluation
- Possess organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and counseling skills and have the ability to work with clinical education faculty (CCCEs and CIs) to address the diverse needs of the students.
- Communicate information about clinical education with core faculty, clinical education sites, clinical education faculty (CCCEs and CIs), and students.
- Uphold the college and the programs’ academic regulations, policies, procedures, and practices as well as CAPTE Standards.
- Ensure that the supervision and feedback provided to students is appropriate for each student in each clinical education experience.
- Aid in the development, review, and revision of the curriculum as necessary with input from other appropriate communities of interest.
- Assess and monitor that students are safe and competent to progress to clinical education.
- Assess and monitor the achievement of the program’s expected student outcomes.
- Aid in advising students about the program and required courses.
- Evaluate students and submit reports of learning as required by the program and the colleges plan to assess student learning.
- Teach students effectively in assigned courses and maintain office hours in accordance with procedures outlined in the South Arkansas Community College Administrative Procedures Manual (APM)
- Use knowledge of diverse communities and learning styles and incorporate diversity of delivery of such learning styles in instruction;
- Structure a learning environment in which all students are treated equitability and respectfully
- Develop and revise master and course syllabi based upon college guidelines and templates.
- Maintain correct and up-to-date student records of attendance and academic achievement as required by law, the institutional Governing Board, and the South Arkansas Community College Administrative Procedures Manual (APM)
- Comply with South Arkansas Community College Governing Board Policy and state and federal policy and law, including FERPA. Perform professional activities and assume professional responsibilities as agreed upon with the discipline/program division dean
- Consult with discipline/program division dean and faculty/staff colleagues to achieve shared goals and visions
- Actively participate in annual evaluation processes related to job performance as directed by the South Arkansas Community College Plan for Faculty evaluation and incorporate associated strategies to address continuous improvement for development and learning
- Use educational technology to facilitate learning, access data, maintain records, generate reports as required, and communicate with others appropriately and effectively
- Demonstrate commitment to the college mission and shared goals and values through active participation in planning activities
- Serve on, attend, and actively participate in the activities of college committees as assigned
- Attend and participate in campus commencement, professional development, recruitment, advisory committee meetings, and other institutional, divisional, and departmental meetings and activities as directed
- Demonstrate accountability for a 40 hour work week. Faculty are required to be available on the campus for a minimum of 30 hours per week during the regular operational hours reflected in the Monday through Friday schedule.
Assist the program director, dean, and/or other designated staff with other duties as assigned to accomplish program objectives
Sucessful Candidate shall complete a Criminal Background check with satisfactory results and a copy of all Offical Transcripts on file before the Candidate may begin working.