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Faculty - Physician Assistant Studies - W/M

Faculty - Physician Assistant Studies - W/M

ID 
2017-2837
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-MA-Worcester
Category 
Faculty 12 Mo

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Overview

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

 

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities

The faculty member has the primary function of providing physician assistant education to our students that meets the needs of the students, the learning outcomes, vision of the program and mission of the University.  In addition, scholarly pursuit, service to the program, University and community is expected to foster professional growth.

 

  • Faculty engage in teaching, scholarship, and service activities, as defined in the University faculty manuals
  • Participate in teaching selected lecture and laboratory classes and experiential activities
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum for physician assistant education that conforms to University, School, and Program policies and procedures
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum for physician assistant education to achieve and maintain compliance with ARC-PA standards
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate records to assist with accreditation reports, accreditation site visits, and ongoing program evaluation
  • Provide supervision, instruction, advice and counsel to students to facilitate the students’ successful completion of all learning objectives
  • Serve as an ambassador for the PAS program through participation in service activities
  • Serve on wide and school-specific faculty committees, and participate in professional development activities

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Rank is commensurate with education and experience.    

Qualifications

Required:

 

Physician Assistants with the following:

 

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies, preferred master's in PA Studies
  • Current NCCPA certification and eligibility for licensure in MA or NH, depending on campus location. Candidate is required to maintain certification throughout employment.
  • A minimum of three years of clinical experience
  • Candidates without a master's degree would be required to obtain a master's degree in an appropriate field from an accredited institution within three years of hire. Degree must be one that is appropriate to the needs of the program as determined by the Program Director.
  • Teaching experience in higher education is preferred
  • Experience as a clinical preceptor is preferred

Physicians with the following:

 

  • Current eligibility or unrestricted license as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in MA or NH, depending on campus location
  • Certification by an ABMS or AOA-approved specialty board
  • A minimum of three years of clinical experience
  • Experience as a clinical preceptor is preferred

Health profession clinician with the following:

 

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the related discipline
  • If bachelor’s degree is not the terminal degree for the profession, the faculty member must obtain the terminal degree within three years of hire
  • Current eligibility or unrestricted license in field of practice in MA or NH, depending on campus location
  • A minimum of three years of clinical experience
  • Teaching experience in higher education preferred
  • Experience as a clinical preceptor is preferred

Non-clinician Scientist:

 

  • Doctorate degree in health or social science related field
  • Minimum of three years in teaching, research, or clinical experience

Candidates must have strong organizational and computer skills.

 

 

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.

 

Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.