Clinical Coordinator, Physical Therapist Assistant

Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC - Tampa, FL (30+ days ago)3.0

Job Description:
Position Summary
The Clinical/Fieldwork Coordinator is a member of the
full‐time Faculty who also holds an administrative
appointment related to managing the clinical/fieldwork
components of an academic program.
Responsibilities include: classroom instruction,
day‐to‐day clinical/fieldwork operations, assisting
students toward successful program completion, promoting
the academic well‐being of the program, helping to
maintain/grow student enrollment, and developing and
maintaining clinical/fieldwork placements with rotations
and preceptors who support the mission of South
University. The position requires the individual to
maintain high moral and ethical standards as an educator
and to remain engaged as a professional and responsible
member of the community. The Clinical/Fieldwork
Coordinator also participates in activities that promote
the stature of the Academic Programs, Departments, and
Colleges and abides by the mandates set by the South
University Board of Trustees and Administration.
Incumbent must assure that the South University
philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and
responsibilities of this position: quality services to
clients; development, growth, involvement, and
recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and
maintenance of an environment which is conducive to
innovation, positive thinking and expansion.
Key Job Elements Teaching (30% to 65%)*
1. Performs Faculty responsibilities as outlined in the
Faculty job description and the Faculty Supplement to
the South University Employee Handbook.
2. Teaches 10 classes per academic year.
3. Designs and delivers instruction in alignment with
the South University model.
4. Relates professional/life/industry experience to
learning by continuing professional/ technical skills
development, and introducing professional/industry
perspective into courses.
5. Promotes student success by showing flexibility and
exhibiting a passion for teaching and students.
6. Manages the educational process to ensure a positive
educational experience.
7. Practices effective outreach to at‐risk and/or absent
8. Communicates consistently and effectively with
Supervisors, University Administrators, Faculty, and
other South University Departments.
9. Manages the learning environment through keeping
accurate records and enforcing academic policies
consistent with the University, College/School, Campus,
or Online Division.
Faculty Service/Administration (25% to 50%)*
1. Adheres to university policies described in the
Employee Handbook, the Faculty Supplement to the
Employee Handbook, job description, or other separate
2. Establishes and executes the clinical/fieldwork
components/initiatives of the program with all students,
Preceptors, and related Campus/community relationships.
3. Trains and leads Faculty/staff according to the
clinical/fieldwork components of the program.
4. Investigates and resolves student, Preceptor and
Faculty problems requiring academic actions according to
South University policies and procedures including, yet
not limited to remediation.
5. Ensures that the clinical/fieldwork components of the
program remain in compliance with South University’s
academic policies and procedures, educational policies,
both SACSCOC and programmatic accreditation standards,
and state agency regulations.
6. Serves as an academic advisor.
7. Supervises and leads the acquisition, development,
and continuous evaluation of clinical/fieldwork sites,
Supervisors, and students.
8. Ensures the currency of Clinical/Fieldwork Affiliation
Agreements via annual appraisal of all fully executed
affiliation agreements for timely renewal.
9. Maintains and provides strong liaison capabilities
with the Office of Legal Affairs within the University in
order to expedite the full execution of
clinical/fieldwork affiliation agreements.
10.Manages student Background Check process and ensures
documentation is maintained.
11.Implements training for faculty and students as
required by clinical/fieldwork sites.
12.Supports the curriculum development and
revision/process regarding the program.
13.Participates in the Program Advisory Council (PAC),
which meets at least twice per year.
14.Supports the South University Faculty development
process and policies.
15.Performs other duties as assigned.
Scholarship (Up to 10%)*
1. Engages in scholarly activities that contribute to
the field of study and enhance the learning environment.
Faculty Development Activities (Up to 10%)*
1. Completes professional development and in‐service
activities each year as outlined in the faculty

Organization Relationships:
Reports To: Campus: Program Director and Dean, Academic
Affairs & Operations
Online: Program Director

Staff (as appropriate)

Interacts With:
Academic Affairs (e.g., College/School Deans and
Deans, Department Chairs, Program Directors, Assistant
Program Directors, and
Faculty) other School/Campus/Online functional areas
(e.g., committees) students, Campus/Online
Administration including external constituents (e.g.,
community and professional leaders) as appropriate.
Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Accreditation (federal, state, regional), programmatic
and or clinical work/history
1. For graduate programs, a terminal degree from a
regionally accredited institution in the discipline to
be taught, with a concentration in the teaching
discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the
teaching discipline) required.
2. For undergraduate programs, a master’s degree from a
regionally accredited institution in the discipline to
be taught, with a concentration in the teaching
discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the
teaching discipline) required.
3. Successful record of increasing responsibility or
project/initiative leadership within a university or
industry setting.
4. At least 1‐2 years teaching experience at South
University or another post‐secondary education
institution (preferred).
5. Active, valid, and unencumbered state licensure or
certification as applicable to the discipline.
6. Membership in a professional association tied to area
of instruction (preferred).
7. Practical experience in the discipline of the program
and knowledge of current best practices (in field).
1. Strong leadership skills.
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
including the ability to build successful relationships
with students, Faculty, and community partners.
3. Excellent time management and attention to detail.
4. Excellent critical thinking, conflict resolution, and
decision‐making skills.
5. Excellent teaching skills as evidenced in prior
teaching evaluations.
6. Computer based skills (i.e., software, analytical,
and report writing skills) and experience with
computerized learning management systems.
1. Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully
meet deadlines.
2. Ability to develop professional rapport and work
effectively, cooperatively, and flexibly in a diverse team
3. Ability to read, understand, interpret, and implement
academic policies and procedures.
4. Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from
students and community partners.
5. Ability to effectively present information to
employees, students, Faculty, Academic and Campus
Leaders, and Corporate Leaders.
6. Ability to develop and complete projects without
continued direct supervision.
7. Ability to physically work in the United States while
performing all responsibilities of the position for the
8. Ability to embrace change.
9. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret accreditation
criteria, state agency regulations, and academic
  • Percentages provided reflect an estimated amount of
time that may be spent completing assigned duties in
each job element. Actual percentages may vary based upon
Departmental/Program needs and/or operational needs.

Job Requirements:
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. The term qualified individual with
a disability means an individual with a disability who,
with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform
the essential functions of the position. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to communicate professionally in
person, over the telephone, through email and other
electronic means, move about the office or school,
handle various types of media and equipment, and
visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The
employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10
pounds unless otherwise specified in the job
The intent of this job description is to provide a
representative and level of the types of duties and
responsibilities that will be required of positions
given this title and shall not be construed as a
declaration of the total of the specific duties and
responsibilities of any particular position. Employees
may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than
those specifically presented in this description.