Physician Assistant Program - Medical Director, Clinical Education

Job ID 2021-1374
Job Locations
Education Physician Assistant Studies
Regular Part-Time 20-29 hours
Budgeted Salary Range
$77,750-$101,050 per year

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO has an opening for a

Physician Assistant Program - Medical Director, Clinical Education (Part-Time)


To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.


The salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.


RVU offers benefits that includes paid vacation, sick, holidays and 401(K)


RVU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Purpose

The Medical Director for the Physician Assistant Program supports the development and assessment of the program competencies to meet current practice standards as they relate to the role of the Physician Assistant in the clinical setting.  The Medical Director is an active participant in the Physician Assistant Program.


 This is a part-time position with salary and vacation accrual commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Essential Job Functions



  1. Develop and maintain positive relationships with community physicians and healthcare executives with the goal of advancing quality clinical rotations for the PA program and in collaboration with the RVU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (COM) Department of Clinical Education
  2. Provide overarching guidance and lead the PA program clinical team in securing clinical sites/preceptors from a variety of specialty areas as requested. This includes, but is not limited to clinical preceptor outreach and retention efforts.
  3. Monitor the PA program’s specialty specific need for clinical sites/preceptors and track recruitment efforts.
  4. Aid in ensuring that PA students obtain the required ARC determined clinical rotations needed to obtain competency and graduate in a timely manner.
  5. Assist and advise the PA Program Director and PA Director of Clinical Education (DOCE) with proposed changes in program clinical curriculum and policies.
  6. Provide timey clinical updates to PA Program director and DOCE.
  7. Participate in any needed clinical evaluation/improvement initiatives.
  8. Participate in evaluation of clinical sites.
  9. Participate in evaluation of student feedback regarding clinical sites and preceptors.
  10. Participate in clinical faculty development sessions; contribute to development and/or implementation of sessions depending on area of expertise and practice environment.
  11. Serve as a liaison to the RVU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (COM) Department of Clinical Education on behalf of the PA program
  12. Develop effective collaboration strategies within the PA program and the COM.
  13. Participate in ARC-PA credentialing process and clinical requirements.


  1. Participates in learner assessment during didactic and/or clinical phases of the program
  2. Deliver curricular content within the PA program, including, but not limited to:
    1. Serving as lecturer, and/or small group facilitator, if requested


  1. Participate in PA program Committee meetings and annual retreat.
  2. Participate in PA admissions review and selection processes.
  3. Participate in media and public relations activities to promote the RVU PA program and its community.


  1. Provide guidance and mentorship to assist clinical faculty development in scholarly activity.
  2. Promote dissemination of scholarly work to ensure recognition of program innovation.


Perform other duties as assigned, supporting the mission of the program and the university

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of the skills and tasks performed by a primary care Physician Assistant
  2. Knowledge of instructional and organizational methods common to higher medical education programs
  3. Ability to lead and develop collaborative teams
  4. Demonstrated excellence in management, leadership, and communication
  5. Ability to develop effective relationships and partnerships
  6. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change

Minimum Qualifications

  1. The applicant must be a currently licensed allopathic or osteopathic physician with three years of related experience as a physician
  2. The applicant must be certified by an ABMS or AOA-approved specialty board

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Field of expertise in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or General Pediatrics
  2. Community healthcare connections
  3. Professional involvement in medical organizations
  4. Previous experience as a Medical Director in a physician assistant (PA) program or other allied health profession
  5. Previous experience with accreditation in higher medical education setting
  6. Previous experience in project or organizational management

Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.


Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.


Rocky Vista University, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021


Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all position at the University.

  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and /or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.


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