The Physician Assistant Program faculty/Community Care Connection(CCC) position will include teaching, assessment, and advisement of students in classroom, clinical, and other settings. Faculty members will participate in the admissions process and program administration and evaluation, as part of the ongoing program analysis.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Promote the mission and goals of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and the (CCC) as well as the mission and goals of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program • Promote effective working relationships among faculty, staff, students, and community partners • Contribute to efforts of maintaining compliance with the ARC-PA accreditation standards • Participate in PA program admission and interview process • Serve as faculty advisor to students • Review professional development portfolios for assigned advisees • Serve as masters project advisor to students • Attend department meetings and annual faculty retreat • Participate in creation, implementation, and evaluation of PA program curriculum • Participate in an ongoing program assessment as part of the accreditation process • Participate in interprofessional activities and education within the department, college, and university • Participate in professional activities, community service; college, university, and professional service • Assist on various search committees as assigned • Didactic: o Develop course syllabi, schedules, and course content for assigned didactic year courses to be posted on the D2L platform o Lecture delivery in a classroom environment o Facilitation of interactive small group discussions and hands-on skill labs o Grading of class assignments and activities, i.e. Professional Issues and Ethics, Clinical Decision Making, Physical Exam o Provide remediation activities, when indicated • Clinical: o Participate in clinical rotation site visits, as assigned o Grading of clinical rotation assignments o Participate in Return-to-Campus activities; i.e. grading student presentations, lecturing o Participate in clinical service; i.e. Healthy Families Clinic and/or Interprofessional Care Clinic • Provides wellness screenings in mobile unit and administers screenings in accordance with professional standards and practices, as well as Health Clinic policies and procedures. • Oversight of students participating in screenings and educates students on best practices. • Maintains Community Care Connection room with the necessary supplies and materials. Ensures cleanliness and sterility of room. Prepares list of medical and surgical supplies needed. Prepares equipment, procedures, screenings and testing of patients. • Observes, records and reports patient’s condition. Educates patient/family about procedures, medications, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness. • Screens patients for appropriate medical history/information. • Maintains/reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results. • Will also work in the RFUHC to provide staffing as needed. • Provides referrals to patients when it is appropriate and has community health experience working with the uninsured, underinsured, and underserved. • Works with community boards, resource center and other community leaders to provide access to healthcare. • Follow -up in regards to patient screenings and outcomes. • Other duties as assigned • Note: Duties and responsibilities will be pro-rated based on FTE appointment within the program. For example, full time faculty will be assigned up to 10 student advisees per class whereas a 0.2 FTE will be assigned 2 student advisees per class. • The positions requires at least two weekend shifts per month.(which normally consist of two 4 hours shifts)
Required Education & Experience
• Graduation from an accredited PA program; current NCCPA certification, and eligibility for licensure in Illinois; or graduation from an accredited medical school with eligibility for licensure in Illinois • A master’s degree in physician assistant studies or related field; alternately doctoral degree in medical science, education or related field appropriate to the position • Five years of clinical experience as a practicing PA or physician • Experience in PA or higher education with knowledge of effective classroom teaching strategies and assessment methodologies • Must achieve a background check clearance
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Enthusiasm for the interprofessional education model adopted by the University • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills A strong sense of integrity and the ability to embrace and promote diversity
Doctoral degree in medical science, education or related field appropriate to the position
Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions
-Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
-Work is performed in a typical office environment and will be conducted in a climate-controlled office with extensive use of computers, telephones and other office equipment.
About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in Interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local h...ospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources. Rosalind Franklin University is comprised of five Schools: the Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rosalind Franklin University enrolls approximately 2,000 students per academic year, and is supported by 1650 full and part-time faculty and 415 staff members. Founded in 1912, Rosalind Franklin University has educated more than 17,000 medical and advanced health sciences degree graduates in the United States and worldwide. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. To serve the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the wellness of its people. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities