Job Details

University of the Incarnate Word
  • Position Number: 1919188
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Position Type: Deans - Education

Clerkship Director

UIW Mission

Position Summary
The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine educates aspiring physicians to be justice-minded, global citizens using a community- based, distributed model of education, which fosters inclusion, discovery and innovation. The UIWSOM invites applications for the Director of Clinical Rotations - Emergency Medicine.

The Clerkship Director - Emergency Medicine reports to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and delivering the didactic component of their Clerkship throughout the SOM's clinical rotation sites.

The Clerkship Director - Emergency Medicine also maintains a collaborative and supportive relationship with the Director of the Clinical Rotations, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Assistant Dean for Medical and Interprofessional Education and other administrators, students, faculty and staff in keeping with the UIW social justice mission. They also work to ensure compliance with all applicable accreditation standards and state and federal regulations.

This position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX federal regulations and Mandatory Reporter under Texas state law and The UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about violating Title IX. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Essential Functions
1. Collaborate with the Phase Directors and Phase Committee to ensure that necessary and desired educational content is addressed, and optimal learning methods are utilized.
2. Deliver the didactic component of the clerkships curriculum in a student-centered fashion that emphasizes active participation and learning.
3. Collaborate with the Osteopathic Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Director to ensure that osteopathic principles and practice topics are appropriately delivered within the clerkship.
4. Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Medical and Interprofessional Education to provide any necessary data or information that is required to ensure compliance with the directives and requirements of the COCA and other regulatory bodies.
5. Track national trends in medical education in the clerkship specialty, and implement changes as needed in collaboration with the Phase II Committee.
6. Work with unit directors and other faculty, including the Curriculum committee, as appropriate, to ensure consistency, coordination, and integration, with the four-year curriculum.
7. Regularly review, and if necessary revise, clerkship learning objectives to ensure that they are reflective of clerkship content and adequately meet the overall goals and required competencies of the clerkship.
8. In conjunction with the Phase and Curriculum Committees, implement and document appropriate changes in the clerkship based upon ongoing self-assessment as well as student evaluations, adjunct clinical faculty reports, input from the Deans or Phase Directors and changes in school or national directives.

Job Duties

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
1. Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with multiple constituencies. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team-based multi-cultural environment with deans staff, peers, and full-time and community-based faculty.
2. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills to support the creation of educational content and effective stakeholder communications.
3. Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
4. Strong managerial and organizational skills.
5. Commitment to social justice and values-driven curricula.
6. Strong collaboration, relationship building and conflict resolution skills.
7. Demonstrated ability to plan for and execute complex, integrated programs.
8. Strategically prioritize resources necessary for program support.
9. Strong conflict resolution skills.
10. Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
11. Ability to tolerate exposure to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
12. Passion for, and commitment to medical student education for purposes of optimizing patient outcomes.
13. Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
14. Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.

Required Education

Required Work Experience
1. 3-5 years of experience in undergraduate or graduate medical education.
2. Demonstrated commitment to UIW social justice mission.
3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in English, and to work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings.
4. Demonstrated ability to lead student-centered learning sessions, both live and via web-based technologies.
5. Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with social media, academic LMS, and web conferencing software.
6. Experience managing competing deadlines and priorities to effectively meet project timelines and other deadlines.
7. Experience working within a flexible team environment in support of new and developing policies, processes, and efficiencies.
8. Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork.
10. Demonstrated technical skills to develop and maintain online resources.
11. Demonstrated capacity to contribute expertise, provide constructive professional feedback, and foster administrative and curricular innovations.

Preferred Qualifications
1. DO Degree.
2. Prior experience as a clerkship director or clinical faculty.
3. Knowledge of clinical assessment tools (COMAT, COMLEX, Mini-CEX, OSCEs, etc.).
4. Experience with online web conferencing tools.

Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations
May be required to transport oneself and others to other UIW offices, UIWSOM affiliated clinical sites, and to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. As such must possess a valid drivers license and be insurable by the Universitys insurance carrier.

Work Hours
Normal work hours are expected to be from 8am to 5pm Central Time, however there may be occasional evening or weekend work required.

Physical Demands

Posting Number: UN421PO
Job Type: Part Time
Job Category: Faculty
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Reports To: Brent Sanderlin, DO
Open Date: 05/19/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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