Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director

 
Created
1/13/2020
Location
San Marcos, California
Direct the educational activities of the Physical Therapist Assistant program develop and manage the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Supervise the activities of the department staff.  Prepare teaching assignments.
  • Determine, establish and implement department goals.
  • Review student success rates by class and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals.  Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program.  Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
  • Monitor the department budget and expenditures.  Make appropriate corrections and changes to maintain a profitable program.
  • Coordinate and arrange for educational workshops and in-services for didactic and clinical faculty.  Prepare didactic instruction to include course objectives.
  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies.  Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.
  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding course objectives and makes necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
  • Visit clinical sites to review and evaluate students’ clinical performance and progress.  Coordinate with site instructors to ensure clinical education is effective.
  • Coordinate the clinical and didactic education for the PTA program.  Coordinate and revise the clinical education plan. 
  • Ensures Pima notifies CAPTE of all program changes, expected and unexpected to ensure compliance.  Ensures appropriate submission of required fees and documentation.
  • Assist in submission of required fees and supporting documentation, graduation reports, licensing and certification results, and placement statistics for the PTA program with the Director of Regulatory Affairs.
  • Assist in achieving full compliance with accreditation criteria within two years.  Ensure continuing accreditation through the appropriate authorities.  Communicate results of annual report to CAPTE.
  • Develop and maintain a functional curriculum according to approved design.  Evaluate course content and review new texts.  Collaborate with administration in the design and implementation of the PTA program.
  • Perform functions of a Physical Therapist Assistant instructor.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  
  • Graduation from a CAPTE accredited Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 
  • Five (5) years of full-time or equivalent post licensure experience as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant that includes a minimum of three (3) full-time years or equivalent of clinical experience.
  • Nine (9) academic semester credits (or equivalent) of coursework in educational foundation.
  • Experience in; clinical practice, didactic and/or clinical teaching, administration, educational theory and methodology (curricular design, development, implementation and evaluation), instructional design and methodology and student evaluation and outcomes assessment. 
  • Physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who is licensed, registered, or has certification according to regulations in the state in which the program is located.
  • A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant may hold a license, registration, or certification from any U.S. jurisdiction unless otherwise indicated in the state practice act where the program is located.
  • Verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.
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