Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

Location: Parker, CO
Date Posted: 04-17-2018
Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO has an immediate opening for an
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs.  
RVU offers a full benefit package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick and holidays.

RVU is committed to the education of osteopathic physicians who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of medicine, demonstrate integrity and professionalism in their lives, while providing ethical, compassionate, holistic and culturally competent osteopathic medical care to their patients.

To be considered for this position applicants should submit a Letter of Interest, a CV/resume and salary requirements.
 
Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.
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PRIMARY PURPOSE:       Plan, direct, implement programs, policy and procedures that ensure the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences and osteopathic principles and practices throughout the pre-doctoral clinical education components of the osteopathic medical school curriculum following the direction of the Dean and the faculty.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
  1. Provide oversight and direction for the clinical department clerkship directors, faculty, staff and students in planning, developing and implementing the College’s clinical curriculum.
  2. Supervise and evaluate the performance of the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Director of Research and Development annually or as indicated by policy, report evaluations to the Dean, make recommendations for discipline, promotion and recognition and develop a culture of excellence, continuous improvement and advancement for each of the chairs.
  3. Supervise and evaluate the performance of the Regional Director/ Regional Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs annually or as indicated by policy, report evaluations to the Dean, make recommendations for discipline, promotion and recognition and develop a culture of excellence, continuous improvement and advancement for each of the chairs. 
  4. Provide guidance and direction to clerkship directors, faculty and staff for the development and management of budgets to allow them to implement educational programs for the COM, ensure effective and efficient operational functions and procedures consistent with established college policies.
  5. Provide supervision and direction for all clinical education; predoctoral, clinical medical education delivered by the faculty of the COM and at the direction of the Dean.
  6. Perform or direct the collection of data and information and ensure appropriate analysis of the data is performed and reported to the dean and faculty to ensure that the COM, its students, faculty and clinical education sites are meeting their educational goals established for all groups, supporting the COM’s mission and are operating consistent with established policy and procedures in the areas of clinical education.
  7. Provide oversight and direction for a Continuous Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement process for the clinical educational components of the curriculum, the clerkship directors and their faculty, and the students.
  8. Mentor and support the faculty in the development of innovative educational programs, additional clinical opportunities and advancing faculty development.
  9. Stimulate the development of programs and projects, encourage the faculty and implement and deliver to the Dean plans to provide the resources needed to advance clinical research and scholarly activity.
  10. Assist administrators, faculty and staff to ensure the effective implementation of programs to meet the educational objectives of the COM, its faculty and students.
  11. Supervise the development, coordination, scheduling and evaluation of all COM clinical training programs, on and off campus, including: Required third year core rotations; Fourth year audition/sub-I rotations and elective rotations.          
  12. Supervise the development and implementation of evaluation procedures and methodologies for assessing student academic, professional, ethical performance and competency during clinical training following the direction of the Dean and faculty.
  13. Establish, implement and evaluate procedures for clinical site and clinical faculty evaluation regarding the educational effectiveness of all clinical training sites and faculty utilized by the COM.
  14. Direct and supervise the faculty to ensure that educational opportunities and clinical training provided by the COM satisfies the accreditation standards of the American Osteopathic Association COCA and those competencies required and outcome objectives for clinical education are met.
  15. Ensure that all clinical faculty of the COM are properly and timely credentialed according to COM policy and they are in good standing with state and national regulatory bodies and meet the qualifications established by the COM for faculty appointment by the Dean.
  16. Serve on or chair COM committees as assigned by the Dean.
  17. Other duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.
  18. Act as liaison between the College, the professional community, other educational institutions and organizations and state and federal agencies.
  19. Provide additional training and experience to students that will enhance opportunities to pursue careers as physician-scientists and/or careers in academic medicine.
  20. Assist students in finding research mentors and projects during academic years one and two, and elective research rotations during clinical years three and four.
  21. Willing to travel bi-monthly or as assigned.
  
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.   Assist administration, faculty and staff in special projects as required.
2.   Participate in community and professional outreach activities on behalf of the
      college and the university.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
 
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of academic medical education
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of undergraduate and pre-medical clinical education
  4. Travel bi-monthly will be required.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 1.  Osteopathic or medical doctor degree 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  1. Three (3) years academic experience at a College of Osteopathic Medicine or in Residency education.
 
Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. 
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