Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor

Michigan, United States
01 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

Interested candidates must attach a cover letter and resume, along with copies of transcripts to UM-Flint, Physical Therapy Department, 2157 William S. White Bldg. 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI, 48502. Attention: Ryan Bean, PT, DPT Committee Chair.

Job Summary

The College of Health Science's newly developed Physician Assistant Department is searching for a Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor. The start date for the developing UM-Flint Master of Science Physician Assistant program is June 2020.

As a PA Department faculty, the Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the clinical phase of the UM-Flint MSPA program. The role includes the development, maintenance and documentation of clinical rotation site information, troubleshooting concerns relating to clinical sites and students, and active engagement in monitoring student progress, remediation, and evaluation. The position is a 12-month faculty position as a clinical track assistant professor.

Physician Assistant Department Mission

The Physician Assistant Department at the University of Michigan-Flint will prepare students to become exemplary physician assistant practitioners, leaders, and advocates through best practices in teaching, learning, and service to our diverse local community and beyond.


Clinical Coordinator Duties (1.0 FTE)

  • Participates in all aspects of the development and coordination of the clinical phase
  • Ensures sufficient number and quality of clinical rotation experiences in traditional, non-traditional and emerging settings
  • Documents and verifies clinical preceptor credentials and license prior to the start of rotation
  • Provides orientation/training to clinical preceptors including, but not limited to, program curriculum, and supervision and teaching strategies to ensure coordination between didactic and clinical training
  • Works with clinical sites and students to ensure established objectives and expectations are acknowledged prior to the start of and complied with during the clinical rotation
  • Develops and maintains documentation including: criteria and process for selecting rotation sites, memoranda of understanding, rotation goals, objectives, and site requirements, communications
  • Serves as Course Instructor for Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences and/ or assigned courses and teaches in areas of expertise
  • Monitors student success during the clinical phase
  • Coordinates and manages formative and summative evaluation of student progress during the clinical phase
  • Participates in program self-assessment and ARC-PA accreditation preparation of documentation and site visits
  • Coordinates and conducts clinical rotation site visits with active reporting to the Program Director

Faculty Duties:

  • Provide course instruction according to expertise and needs of the PA program
  • Develop syllabi, lectures, and evaluation instruments
  • Provide instruction in assigned didactic courses while working closely and collaboratively with other faculty
  • Develop individualized learning objectives and engage students to share in their responsibilities for learning
  • Serve as a small group facilitator
  • Participate in recruitment, admission, and retention, and academic progress of students
  • Participate in ARC-PA provisional accreditation application, process and accreditation site visits
  • Assist with program self-evaluation including periodic and ongoing policy and curriculum review
  • Serves on the PA Department Management Team
  • Participate in activities of state and national organizations concerned with the profession serve on program, department, college, and university committees as requested
  • Participate in professional development activities and maintains personal scholarship
  • Participates in service activities to support the Department, University, community and profession
  • Perform other functions in support of the program as requested by the program director

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in physician assistant or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of at least three years of professional clinical practice as a PA, involving direct patient care
  • Current NCCPA certification required
  • Current/ or eligible for PA licensure in the state of Michigan is required.
  • Minimum of at least three years of having served as a clinical site preceptor of PA students is required
  • Prior experience in PA education preferred

Desired Qualifications*

  • Doctoral degree preferred

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.