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Clinical Director and Instructor of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Albany State University
Job Description
Posting Details
Posting Number: 0600974  
Position Category: Instructor  
Job Title: Clinical Director and Instructor of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program  
Position Code: 00203X  
Position Type: Staff  
Department: Darton College of Health Professions  
Nature of Work: Albany State University is seeking to fill the position of Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for our Physical Therapist Assistant Program. The ACCE holds a faculty appointment and has administrative, academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program and college. This individual demonstrates competence in clinical education, teaching, and curriculum development.  

-Minimum of an Associate's degree in PTA, bachelors preferred 
-Graduate of a CAPTE accredited physical therapy education (physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program) 
-Current license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in the state of Georgia 
-Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant 
-Minimum of 2 years of clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination experience 
-Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills. 
-Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience and continuing education 
-Ability to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education programs 
-Current knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy 
-Ability to work with students with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 
-Ability to travel  
Testing Requirements:  
Illustrative Examples of Work: -Academic Advising of students at all levels within the program. 
-Teach various courses within the program curriculum. 
-Work with the Program Director in development of appropriate clinical standards, coursework, and milieu for PTA educational program that meets CAPTE accreditation standards. 
-Develop, implement, coordinate, monitor, and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum, including site placements, site visits, and evaluations. 
-Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during clinical education. 
-Evaluate students' performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum. 
-Select clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physical therapy practice. 
-Ensure clinical education program compliance. 
-Manage the clinical education component of the program, including development of documents for assessment, teaching, and improvement in all areas related to clinical education. 
-Assist the PTA Program Director with recruitment and the program's annual admissions process. 
-Perform other job-related duties as assigned.  
Posting Date: 04-05-2019  
Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)
Open Until Filled
FTE: 1.0  
Special Instructions to Applicants:  
Funding Source: General Operating (State)  
Number of Openings: 1  
If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant: N/A  
Fringe Benefits: Yes  
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience  
Physical Demands  
Facts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment. EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, B.C. Black Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705, Director of Human Resources at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442.  
Disability Statement:  
Optional Applicant Documents: Cover Letter  
Required Applicant Documents: Resume  
Application Types Accepted: Staff Employment Application  
Quicklink for Posting: www.albanystatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51646  
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