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20001569 Requisition #

Faculty, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions, Laredo Distant Campus

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, School of Health Professions, Laredo Distant Campus, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for a contingency full-time tenure-track faculty position that includes the oversight and clinical coordination of the distant campus location in Laredo Texas, part of the UT Health Laredo Regional Campus. 

This position, in addition to faculty teaching duties, would be responsible for the supervised clinical practice year for remote site students.  The associate clinical coordinator will plan, coordinate, and supervise student clinical activities for up to 15 students at the distant campus location.  In addition to day to day academic faculty and teaching activities of the department, this individual will have daily overall responsibility for the distant campus Supervised Clinical Practice Experience (SCPE) phase of the distant campus program.

The individual filling this position should be capable of engaging in teaching, service and scholarly activities.  This individual will assist the Department with the establishment and maintenance of SCPE rotation sites for the distant campus in Laredo, to tie the program in with the strategic objectives of the UT Health Science Center.

The successful candidate will provide clinical coordination and administrative leadership to implement the development of our distant campus and to enhance the Departments impact on teaching, service and scholarship.  The candidate will facilitate interdepartmental/inter-school and external collaborations to ensure the establishment of an excellent distant campus SCPE program through the promotion of a collegial and collaborative environment which will ensure that our remote campus program thrives.  This position will be responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the clinical SCPE phase of the physician assistant curriculum at the distant campus site.  This includes planning the SCPE schedule, coordinating with faculty locally and on the home campus in San Antonio and facilitating on-going evaluation and improvement.  Full time permanent status of this position is contingent on accreditation of the distant campus location by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

 

Requirements:

  • Graduation from a CAHEA, CAAHEP, or ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant program. 
  • A master’s degree relevant to physician assistant practice or education, doctorate preferred.
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants certified.
  • Texas Physician Assistant license or eligible.
  • Five years of clinical experience.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Evidence of administrative skills.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Demonstration of administrative and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of analytic skills, and outcomes assessment skills.
  • Prior teaching experience preferred.
     
    This position is under the direct supervision of the Program Director/Chair for the performance of these duties and other duties as assigned. 

 

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio: UT Health:  The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the country’s leading academic health centers.  UT Health ranks among the top health science universities worldwide in receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and has provided outstanding health science education and training since its founding in 1968.

The mission of UT Health San Antonio is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.  Strategies for achieving this mission include:

  • Educating a diverse student body to become excellent health care providers and scientists;
  • Engaging in research to understand health and disease;
  • Providing compassionate and culturally proficient health care;
  • Engaging our community to improve health;
  • Influencing thoughtful advances in health policy.


The Physician Assistant Program – Mission and Vision:  The Mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio is to prepare outstanding physician assistants to recognize and treat acute and chronic illness and promote health. The Department of Physician Assistant Studies makes lives better by improving the health care, health outcomes and the wellbeing of patients and their families through education, practice, service, and research.  By 2020, the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, will be recognized as a world-class Physician Assistant program and be amongst the best programs in the United States. We will lead the nation in Physician Assistant education, scholarship, and service.

Application Process:  Applicants should include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Submit applications through the UT Health Careers website at https://uthealthsa.sharepoint.com/HR/Pages/Careers.aspx or send materials directly to the University’s search consultant:

Mr. Christopher S. Healy, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

chris@scotthealy.com

Applications received by February 1, 2021, will receive priority consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

 UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive

 

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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