This is a part-time clinical faculty position for the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Doctor of Chiropractic program. The position is primarily responsible for teaching and assessment in the clinical setting. The faculty member is responsible for applying their expertise to develop and deliver educational experiences that improve the learning outcomes of our students and ensure that high quality care is delivered. In addition, the faculty member will actively participate in remediation of students, departmental and general faculty meetings, administrative duties associated with the oversight of clinical students during patient care, and perform additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean, Dean, or Chief Clinical Officer. The anticipated time commitment associated with this role is approximately 24 hours per week.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach assigned clinical curriculum in accordance with current course outlines and objectives
- Use appropriate teaching strategies and methods as outlined in the clinic procedures manual
- Modify teaching methods based on assessment results and best practices in teaching and learning
- Document modifications in course content or instructional methods based on student and course assessment results/feedback
- Perform regular and timely evaluations of student performances
- Assign and follow through with prescribed clinical student remediation
- Grade student assignments and submit student grades in ExamSoft and Canvas
- Approve student hours/credit submissions in EXXAT
- Attend and participate in department and campus meetings
- Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect the current levels of knowledge in the discipline
- Promote the University mission, vision, goals, strategic plan and objectives to internal and external constituencies
- Comply with SCU’s Faculty Handbook
- Maintain licenses and certificates necessary for employment eligibility
- Follow all health center procedures to include the appropriate record keeping practices
- Follow all state and federal laws as related to health care
- Other duties as assigned
OTHER ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
In addition to the job responsibilities described above, all employees of Southern California University of Health Sciences are responsible for the following essential job functions:
- Promoting the University mission, vision, goals, strategic plan and objectives to internal and external constituencies
- Working productively in a team setting
- Excellent customer service
- Being a champion of SCU
- Innovation and continuous improvement
- Creating an environment for transparency and trust
- Ownership and accountability
- Ability to perform in stressful situations
SUPERVISION AND REPORTING STRUCTURE:
Directly reports to the LACC Assistant Dean of Clinical Education for the role of Clinical Faculty and to the Chief Clinical Officer for the role of Quality Assurance Coordinator.
- Doctor of Chiropractic degree from a CCE accredited program that is licensure eligible in California.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Education, or higher, is preferred.
- McKenzie (MDT) certification preferred.
- Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) certification preferred.
- Must hold a California DC license or obtain one within six months of job start date.
- Must maintain licenses and certificates necessary for employment eligibility
Commensurate with ranking
Ability to work in electronic health records applications. Ability to work in a Microsoft Windows environment (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required, including advanced Excel skills such as advanced formulas, tables and formatting, conditional formatting, and advanced charting.
Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks; where applicable.
- Excellent teaching skills
- Demonstrate ability to teach technique and soft tissue methods at the University level; both in the clinic system and in the classroom
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and follow through on multiple assignments in a timely manner
- Work effectively as a team member
- Work with diverse constituencies
- Coordinate and prioritize a variety of diverse tasks
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding, faculty, staff, and student issues
- Work effectively with conflicting priorities and tight deadlines.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex information and documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries, concerns or needs. Ability to write and communicate effectively.
Background and ability to work with basic statistical concepts required to analyze student assessment data.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of directions and information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SCU Core Values:
1) Integrative Health: We teach, learn, collaborate, and lead by creating an open environment for multiple disciplines and professionals to bring their shared and unique skills together for the benefit of patients and students.
2) Evidence-based Practice: We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, research, scholarship, and judicious use of current best evidence to inform our decisions and work.
3) Health Equity: We value people equally. We strive to educate graduates that are prepared to improve individual and community health.
4) Inclusivity: We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other similar or protected status. We believe inclusivity leads to more diversity in our reasoning, better representativeness in our conclusions, more ingenuity in our problem solving, and greater equity in our care.