Director of Clinical Skills

The Director of Clinical Skills will be responsible for the planning, directing, and the implementation of programs, policies and procedures for the Department of Clinical Medicine that ensures the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles and practices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students, provide service to the college and professional communities and engage in innovative scholarship and research to advance medical knowledge.  The Director of Clinical Skills will oversee the Foundations of Osteopathic Patient Care (FOPC) Course either by acting as or appointing the FOPC Course Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate and support with Department of Primary Care’s faculty and staff in planning, developing and implementing ARCOM’s curriculum to ensure clinical and biomedical science integration and that all students have the potential to acquire competency in the AOA’s established core competencies.
  • The Director of Clinical Skills will oversee the Foundations of Osteopathic Patient Care (FOPC) Course either by acting as or appointing the FOPC Course Director.
  • Provide oversight and direction for the education and instruction of medical students and other health care profession students while providing mentorship and motivation for learning, research and scholarly activity in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, laboratory experience and research opportunities.
  • Participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of the clinical, standardized and simulated education offerings of ARCOM.
  • Participate as a strategic partner in the development of the clinical skills curriculum (to include the continuum across 4 years of medical school and transition into GME).
  • Provide oversight and direction for students regarding preparation for COMLEX PE.
  • Provide mentorship to students identified as “at risk” as it relates to clinical skills.
  • Provide faculty development and standardization.
  • Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for faculty advising, student advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.
  • Actively participate in the development of the Department’s budget to allow the department to implement educational programs for ARCOM, ensure effective and efficient operational functions and procedures consistent with established college policies.
  • Provide administrative leadership, faculty mentorship and development for junior members of the faculty, staff and students.
  • Develop and evaluate faculty for the clinical education efforts of the college.
  • Provide professional and clinical services in the Student Health Clinic or other clinical setting consistent with training and degree as assigned by administration.
  • Coordinate and integrate Department of Primary Care’s faculty teaching and clinical services schedule.
  • Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and provide feedback to other members of the faculty as a component of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure that the students of ARCOM meet the standards established by the faculty and college and obtain the knowledge, skills and competency required.
  • Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work as a group leader and group member; team player.
  • Participate in and promote scholarly activity among the faculty and students of ARCOM through leadership, mentorship and participation.
  • Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance.
  • Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  • Provide service to the college community and students through serving on ARCOM and department committees, providing leadership, mentorship and expertise to students, participating in community outreach events, international medical events and with professional organizations or groups as assigned by the Dean.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the college in fulfilling its mission and vision through teaching, academic administrative duties (course/system coordinator), providing patient care, and community service and/or perform special duties as assigned.
  • Maintain CME.
  • Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to college and communities, scholarly activity and research to assure personal growth and continued competency with specialty field.
  • Advance the prestige of ARCOM through advancement of and avocation for its mission and vision.
  • Advance the prestige of ARCOM through scholarly publication and research.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) with current Board Certification in appropriate area of specialization if applicable.
  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrative experience in a clinical, professional, research or educational settings.
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.
  • Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in addition to DO or MD.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years academic experience as a full-time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine, Academic Health Care Teaching Center or Graduate Medical Education program.
  • Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education in the classroom, laboratory, simulation and standardized laboratory settings and in clinical settings for students and residents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum template and educational formats.
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers.
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one or more of the medical, psychological, or social disciplines required for the education of medical students, the practice of medicine, the advancement of medical knowledge and research.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, organizational skills, delegation skills, and time management skills.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, Director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or barbara.jetton@acheedu.org.