Status: Full-time 12 month 

Classification: Professional Staff (exempt)

Department: Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Sciences

Reports to: Chair/Program Director

Purpose: Facilitates clinical site/preceptor development and coordinates all aspects of the Physician Assistant program’s required clinical practice experiences.

Duties:

The specific responsibilities of the Clinical Coordinator in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies include the following:

• Provide support to the administration and faculty in clinical placement planning and assignment for the Physician Assistant program.
• Serve as the point of contact between the Physician Assistant program and clinical facilities, clinical offices, preceptors and/or staff for all clinical rotation requirements, credentialing and contractual obligations for the program.
• Procure required clinical affiliation agreements with desired potential clinical sites and secure contract renewals in a timely manner.
• Assure the completion of all Preceptor Qualification Forms including verification of licensure, for all program preceptors prior to inclusion in the program’s E*value database.
• Serve as a Mount St. Joseph University Physician Assistant program representative for the Castle Branch and E*value programs utilized in support of the clinical phase of the curriculum.
• Develop and maintain databases related to health requirements, immunizations, drug screens and criminal background checks for all Physician Assistant students to ensure compliance with program policy and procedures.
• Request clinical placements for Physician Assistant students as designated.
• Coordinate all aspects of clinical placement/credentialing with the preceptor office, clinical facility or health system designee.
• Participate in the development and maintenance of Microsoft Word, Excel and E*value databases needed for continuous program evaluation and ARC-PA accreditation purposes.
• Facilitate the collection of necessary data for the evaluation of student and preceptor performance on clinical rotations, to include grading forms, surveys, and student generated patient logs.
• Assist the faculty in the orientation of all students to the health and preclinical requirements for participation in program required clinical experiences.
• Assist faculty during high demand times as necessary and appropriate including return to campus events and faculty retreats.
• Contribute to the team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the program; helping others accomplish related job results when needed and as appropriate.
• Assist with other duties as assigned.

Primary Contacts: Clinical contacts in the community, students, program faculty and staff, and other members of the University community.

Supervision Exercised: None

Supervision Received: Works under general direction toward program defined objectives; refers specific problems to the Chair/Program Director when clarification or interpretation of program policies is involved.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Required Skills/Experience: Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.  A minimum of 2 years of previous clinical experience is desired.

Work Environment/ Physical Work Demands: Standing or sitting in one position for long periods. Multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with constant service interruptions; faculty and student contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work.

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To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via e-mail to: patrick.cafferty@msj.edu

Please include “Attn: Clinical Coordinator” in your subject line. A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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