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Clinical Coordinator of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Position Deleted on 4/07/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Quincy, MA
Faculty - Health - Physical & Occupational Therapy
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Under the general direction of the Dean of Natural & Health Science and the Program Chair, the Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Program Clinical Coordinator is the manager of all functions associated with the clinical portion of the Physical Therapy Assistant program. This individual demonstrates competence in clinical education, teaching, and curriculum development. In addition, this individual's primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty. To effectively perform these functions, the PTA Clinical Coordinator exercises a considerable degree of independent judgment, subject to periodic direction, review, and evaluation by the Dean of Natural & Health Sciences. Local travel including the Quincy and Plymouth Campuses required. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

· Help gain and maintain CAPTE accreditation status through acquisition of content -appropriate clinical affiliates, preparation of self-study documents in collaboration with the Physical Therapy Assistant Program Chair, instructors and clinical preceptors;
· Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation and reports related to the clinical aspect of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program;
· Supervise PTA clinical instructors/preceptors and provide oversight of management duties for all clinical facets;
· Maintain class and clinical records for all students in the PTA Program at clinical affiliate sites;
· Facilitate and monitor assigned student clinical learning experiences;
· Assume teaching responsibilities for content in appropriate courses within the Physical Therapy Assistant and Science Programs;
· Provide direction for instructors in the development, implementation and evaluation of program curriculum;
· Orient new clinical instructors to their roles and job responsibilities within the program and assist current instructors to identify and meet their professional development needs;
· Maintain collaborative relationships with College personnel both within and outside the Natural & Health Sciences department;
· In conjunction with the Dean and other program faculty establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with personnel in hospitals, satellite clinical agencies and home-health agencies;
· In conjunction with the Dean and other program faculty initiate and maintain contractual agreements with appropriate health care agencies for student clinical learning experiences;
· In collaboration with program instructors, recommend to the Dean of Natural & Health Sciences, appropriate items for inclusion in the Department annual budget;
· Recommend clinical course schedules and instructor/preceptor assignments to the PTA Program Chair and/or Dean of Natural & Health Sciences;
· Participate in recruitment activities on behalf of Quincy College and the Physical Therapy Assistant Program;
· Attend and help plan regularly scheduled PTA Advisory Board meetings;
· Serve on science and College organizational committees;
· In collaboration with PTA Program Chair, program instructors/preceptors, and Dean, address and resolve student issues;
· Participate in professional development activities as well as mandatory training/coursework.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
Educational Criteria: Degree in physical therapy (or physical therapy assistant) required; Bachelor's degree in related field required.

· Must hold National Certification as a Physical Therapist;
· Significant experience in the region as a Physical Therapist;
· Excellent reputation in the region as a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant;
· Ability to use techniques and equipment consistent with Physical Therapy education;
· Current CPR certification;
· Ability to meet clinical site CORI requirements pursuant to licensing and CAPTE regulations;
· Health requirements:
o Two MMR's or positive titers indicating immunity;
o Three Hepatitis B;
o Varicella antibody titers;
o TD within 10 years;
o Annual negative PPD or Chest X-ray within 7 years for positive responders;
o Annual flu shot.
· Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for oversight and organization of all program clinical instructors/preceptors and clinical activity as needed.

Status: Regular, Part-Time (.50 FTE), QEA Unit D Faculty
Supervisor: Dean, Natural & Health Sciences
Work Year: 200 day position
Quincy College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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