Louisiana College 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.
Candidates for the position must meet the following qualifications:
Minimum of a master’s degree
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 Louisiana
Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant
Minimum of 3 years of clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination experience
Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills.
Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience
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
Must be a Christian leader and give witness as a person who lives a life that honors the Lord Jesus Christ and in accordance with the Christian Worldview Statement and the Baptist Faith and Message.
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association
Earned status as an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Doctorate level degree
The ACCE’s primary responsibilities are to assist the PTA Program Director in planning, coordinating, facilitating, administering, and monitoring activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty.
Responsibilities and Duties of the ACCE:
Academic Advising of students at all levels within the program
Teach various course 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
In order for your application to be considered, email all of the documentation listed below to firstname.lastname@example.org (do not apply on this job post / website):
The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
About Louisiana College
Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA. Louisiana College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, governed by a Board of Trustees, affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of background screening checks.