Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Sep 25 2019 Job Description:
The Division of Physical Therapy within the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Binghamton University invites applications for the Director of Clinical Education faculty position in the developing Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This is a full-time, Open Rank, 12-month position with rank and salary commensurate with credentials and experience
The successful candidate will be a creative and collaborative individual interested in contributing to program development, to creating opportunities for students to participate in innovative interprofessional educational experiences and with primary responsibility for identifying and establishing partnerships with clinical sites that offer quality clinical learning experiences for our students. The ideal candidate will be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice physical therapy in New York and will possess an earned terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc) with a proven record of teaching in a graduate physical therapy program. An individual with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree plus ABPTS board certification in a clinical specialization area or the equivalent will also be considered. The successful candidate must have at least three years of post-licensure clinical experience with two years of experience as a Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education or Clinical Instructor, or minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration experience in a physical therapist education program. Previous experience with the CAPTE accreditation process particularly as it relates to the clinical education curriculum, an established line of scholarship or clinical research and active membership in the American Physical Therapy Association are also desired.
The development of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is part of a strategic plan to grow the already well established Decker School of Nursing into the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences with new programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Binghamton University already has established graduate programs in Public Health and Pharmacology which provide significant opportunities for collaboration and interprofessional education. The College is also home to a regionally accredited simulation laboratory that provides significant opportunities for experiential learning. The College is currently awaiting renovation and expansion of our new home in the old Endicott Johnson shoebox factory (https://www.binghamton.edu/dson/about/future-home.html). Our new home is adjacent to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences building and within walking distance of 2 local hospitals and several ambulatory clinics.
The developing DPT program is in the pre-accreditation phase of the CAPTE accreditation process and the program expects to submit the Application for Candidacy prior to December 1st, 2020.
Develop, administer, and direct the clinical education and interprofessional components of the DPT curriculum consistent with the mission of the Division of Physical Therapy and the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Ensure seamless integration of the clinical education component of the curriculum with the didactic component to ensure attainment of highest quality learning outcomes for our students and graduates.
Maintain quality clinical learning experiences for students in both integrated clinical experiences and full-time clinical education by developing strong clinical partnerships and continually recruiting new clinical education partners across a variety of patient populations and practice settings.
Assess students' performance and progression toward outcomes to ensure clinical readiness and for progression through the DPT curriculum.
Ensure that the clinical education component of the curriculum maintains compliance with CAPTE, federal/state regulations, institutional policy, and practice setting policy.
Develop and maintain assessment of the outcomes of the clinical education component of the DPT curriculum. This includes but is not limited to the effectiveness and appropriateness of clinical education sites, ensure that individual clinical instructors and site clinical coordinators of education maintain contemporary expertise and effective teaching practices.
Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
Regularly required to walk about
Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running
Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms
Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions
Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl
Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders
Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet
Routinely required to stand for long periods of time
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships
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