This is a full-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 the 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. Los Angeles College of Chiropractic is comprised of 655 students to date. A new campus is being constructed in Tustin and will open in 2025.
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.
- Assist, as needed, in courses affiliated with the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
- 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.
- Participate in the Faculty Performance Appraisal (FPA) process.
- Promote the University’s 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.
- Perform service and scholarly activities as required of faculty.
- Follow all state and federal laws as related to health care.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:
This is the right position for a chiropractor that possesses the following qualities: skilled in differential diagnosis and in the management of the majority of patients with spine pain, have a wide-ranging understanding of spinal pain with the ability to detect and manage psychological factors, appreciate minimalism in spine care, understand methods, techniques, and indications of intensive rehab/interventional treatments/surgical procedures, are confident in coordinating efforts with a variety of practitioners as a long term care coordinator.
- Doctor of Chiropractic degree from a CCE accredited program that is licensure eligible in California. A 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 the 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; demonstrated ability to teach technique and soft tissue methods at the university level; both in the clinic system and in theoom; 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.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
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.
Why Consider the Opportunity?
- You focus on being a practitioner and teacher; SCU handles marketing and administration.
- Exceptional vacation and paid time off includes national holidays, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, 3 floating holidays, 2 paid community service days, 96 hours of sick leave, and 3 weeks of paid vacation time.
- Paid professional development and community service time. Budget for conference attendance.
- Health care plans are paid 100% for employees. Options to enroll family members are available at a reasonable cost.
- Southern California University of Health Sciences has an incredible culture - it drives everything they do. The faculty and staff are comprised of diverse, smart, passionate people who are committed to challenging convention and embracing collaboration.
- SCU is thriving. University enrollments are up 99% from 2016. Chiropractic enrollment is up 56% and at record levels.
About the Institution
Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is a regionally accredited, nonprofit institution specializing in health care education. SCU is dedicated to its core values of integrative health, evidence-based practice, health equity, and inclusivity.
The Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) was founded in 1911 as the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. SCU has added multiple programs over the years and is today a comprehensive health sciences university offering certificate, baccalaureate, and graduate-level education to students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. SCU has a history of providing the highest levels of patient care and has gained a reputation for excellence in an evidence-informed curriculum. The University holds institutional accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as well as several programmatic accreditations. For more information: https://www.scuhs.edu/
Note: SCU will be moving to a newly designed state-of-the-art campus in Tustin, CA in the summer of 2025. There will be multiple clinical sites very near the campus. SCU will maintain a clinical site in Whittier, CA. Students, faculty, and staff are excited about this development as it will mean better facilities and higher quality of life.
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.