The Associate Dean for Clinical Education should have a demonstrated record of academic administration with the development of clinical opportunities either in undergraduate or post graduate medical training programs, budget management and excellent interpersonal skills. This individual should also exhibit the enthusiasm and motivation to contribute to the development of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) in substantive areas such as administrative oversight, program assessment and development, establishment of clinical rotations, and teaching. This individual will be an academic administrator who can enhance the COM’s vision and mission, while making a meaningful contribution to his/her professional discipline, the COM, the University, and the community.
· Direct management of student clinical rotations.
· Negotiates affiliation agreements with hospital sites and practitioners.
· Monitors all affiliation agreements to ensure they are up to date and complete according to the specifications of the University.
· Works with clinical education departments in other colleges/branches to share resources where possible and to coordinate University-wide agreements and teaching.
· Assists in developing the curriculum for the clinical rotations in concert with the curriculum committee.
· Chairs the Clinical Curriculum Review Subcommittee
· Oversees the implementation of the curriculum for clinical rotations.
· Assists in developing and implementing student assessments for clinical rotations.
· Recruits and recommends adjunct faculty for credentialing.
· Monitors all the credentialing for adjunct faculty appointed in the Clinical Education Department for clerkship education in accordance with university policies.
· Develops and maintains a Clinical Rotations Manual for students and adjunct faculty.
· Function as a mediator for any disputes between a student and adjunct faculty while on clinical rotation.
· Works with Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, Faculty, Chairs, and Curriculum Committee for faculty development programs for adjunct faculty.
· Works with the Library Staff to ensure adequate availability of online resources, including research support for students, faculty, and the OPTI.
· Establishes and maintains an accurate database for student and clinical faculty for rotation assignments and tracking.
· Responsible for annual update of the available rotation slots at each affiliate site to ensure adequate rotation availability.
· Establishes and maintains database for student clinical rotation: including records of ACLS, OSHA, ALHS, EDLS, background checks, and other necessary issues related to rotations.
· Tracks graduation requirements; certifies students to the Dean (via the Registrar) for graduation.
· Responsible for oversight and evaluation of the Clinical Education Staff, The Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, and the Directors of Distance Learning.
· Assist in annual planning, submission and oversight of the fiscal year operational budget for the department of clinical education.
· Oversee the orientation of transfer students as needed and confirm their schedules for third and fourth years.
· Oversee adequate service delivery to clinical rotation sites, including appropriate onsite training, as well as off-site training for didactic, and office/hospital-based teaching.
· Provide oversight/quality assurance of all clinical clerkships.
· Identify new selective and elective options that can meet student and COM clinical curricular objectives and facilitate their development as appropriate.
· Work with affiliated sites on development/implementation of clinical clerkships/rotations
· Supports the COM’s overall strategic planning process in relation to clinical clerkship training and education.
· Advises, and participates in, the student recruitment and admissions process.
· Assist with the hiring and integration of the Director of Clinical Clerkship Coordinators, Clerkship Coordinators, Clerkship Directors/Regional Dean/Core Site Directors, and Assistant Dean of Clinical Education.
· Represent the Dean and/or Senior Associate Dean at their request.
· Ensure prompt payment of clinical faculty/preceptors per organizational policies.
· Serves as the Vice-Chair of the Student Promotions Committee
· Responsible for overseeing and completing the yearly third year core rotation site visits and reports
· Responsible for the oversight of Clinical Education department policy writing, reviewing, and submission to the TUCOM Leadership Council for approval
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (if applicable): should reflect who the employee is supervising and what the expectations are.
· As Indicated Above and other as directed by Senior Associate Dean or Dean
As Indicated Above Must possess a D.O., M.D., or equivalent degree.
CORE COMPETENCIES: identify the behavior an employee is expected to demonstrate.
Must be able to demonstrate a minimum of five years of teaching and/or administrative experience within a medical school or teaching hospital. Must have experience developing student or resident rotations at clinical sites. The individual should exhibit a prior history of administrative leadership and staff supervision.