The California Central Valley College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCVCOM), a newly developing osteopathic medical school, is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. The proposed CCVCOM is founded on osteopathic principles and practice. The college embraces critical thinking, creativity, and preparation of physicians who are focused on excellence in medical education and service to the community, thus positively impacting the healthcare of those served by our students and graduates.
In accordance with CCVCOM’s mission, the medical school will educate and train compassionate primary care physicians highly skilled in the science and art of osteopathic medicine, dedicated to the ethical and social principles of the osteopathic profession, committed to lifelong learning, and focused on serving the underserved. This mission will be accomplished through providing an academic environment characterized by excellence in teaching, research, service, and scholarly activity.
Our graduates will meet the medical needs of the people of the Central Valley of California, the state, and the nation. The CCVCOM has as core values respect, equity, compassion, and excellence in interacting with people and providing patient care.
This is a senior leadership position and the individual will be the Chief Medical Officer of CCVCOM. The successful candidate will develop, direct, articulate and execute the stated vision, mission, purpose of CCVCOM to hospital partners at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of medical education. He/She will be responsible for supervising the development of clerkship protocols, including syllabi and student evaluation procedures for undergraduate medical students. The person will be responsible for the successful development and implementation of new clinical partnerships and affiliations.
The position reports directly to the Dean of CCVCOM.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the individual will be able to demonstrate past success in leadership and supervision of clinical faculty including recruitment, appointment, retention, evaluation for promotion and for tenure, sabbatical and professional development leave and faculty awards and recognition. The person should have experience in developing budgets and a working knowledge of academic protocols and academic procedures.
The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to provide excellent clinical evaluations and demonstrated research experience through publications and presentations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties and responsibilities of the Associate Dean, Clinical Sciences shall include, but not limited to, the following:
- Supports and promotes the mission of the California Central Valley College of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Supervises and evaluates the chairs or course directors of clinical science courses
- Serves on medical school committees as requested.
- Assists in the selection of students
- Completes faculty evaluations on a timely basis
- Works collaboratively with the Assistant/Associate Dean, Basic Science to integrate bio-medical and clinical education into the four-year curriculum and helps integrate the integration of osteopathic principles and practice
- Prepares and recommends an annual clinical sciences budget to the Dean.
- Recommends employment, promotion, or dismissal of clinical sciences faculty.
- Develops, supervises, and evaluates clinical curriculum courses in conjunction with the bio-medical faculty.
- Assists with the preparation of reports and documentation required for accreditation purposes on a timely basis.
- Provides timely reports to the Dean as requested.
- Encourages and provides leadership for clinical research.
- Assists in the monitoring of academic progress of all students to assure progress toward graduation.
- Approves and recommends to the Dean the selection of required educational materials and equipment.
- Recommends faculty development programs and activities.
- Serves as a clinical sciences representative to local, state, and national academic organizations.
- Supervise recruitment of new sites, clinical site selection process for undergraduate clerkships and residency placement opportunities.
- Supervise the evaluation process of clinical clerkship procedures to ensure alignment with CCVCOM mission and objectives
- Oversight of Clinical Affairs staff
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean