The Director will be responsible for overall leadership, direction, organization, and fiscal oversight of the Physician Assistant Program at OHSU. This includes, but is not limited to:
Provide leadership for the program faculty and staff and develop goals and objectives for the program to ensure excellence in education provided to students;
Maintain and direct a process of ongoing continuous self-assessment to ensure ongoing compliance with the Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education as they currently exist and as they may be amended in the future;
Supervise faculty and staff in their roles to support program goals and objectives and serve as a role model and mentor for faculty;
Assist faculty in carrying out the responsibilities of their positions by encouraging, supporting and guiding faculty in identifying opportunities for faculty development;
Participate in the development, maintenance, and evaluation of clinical training sites throughout the state to ensure quality clinical rotation sites in sufficient numbers to meet the current and future needs of the program and its students;
Represent the Program, faculty, and staff within OHSU and within the School of Medicine by serving as a member of committees within the School of Medicine and the University.
As Director of the OHSU PA Program, and for administrative and budgetary oversight, the Director reports to the Provost. As Head of the Division of Physician Assistant Education, a free-standing division within the School of Medicine, the Division Head reports to the Dean. Given the educational mission of the division, he/she also interacts on a regular basis with the Senior Associate Dean for Education in the School of Medicine. The Director is eligible for clinical credentials and privileges at OHSU.
The Director must be a PA or physician. A) If the Director is a PA, s/he must hold current NCCPA certification. B) If the Director is a physician, s/he must hold current licensure (or be license eligible) as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in Oregon and must be certified by an ABMS or AOA specialty board.
Experience in academic leadership with a strategic vision for addressing the future of the PA Program and its students as well as possess the skills to translate that vision into action.
Clear and articulate understanding of PA education, the Standards required to maintain accreditation through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), and more broadly the role of PAs in the delivery of quality team-based health care.
High level of financial and managerial acumen, and the proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other senior leaders, faculty, staff, students, and alumni of OHSU.
Experience working with academic partner institutions and other external constituents.
Clear understanding of the importance of diversity for an academic health center and the ability and skill to help lead the institution towards achieving its strategic goals for diversity.
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