Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director
Direct the educational activities of the Physical Therapist Assistant program develop and manage the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.
- 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.
- Master’s degree required.
- Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
- Must be a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nine (9) academic semester credits (or equivalent) of coursework in educationalfoundation, which must include educational theory & methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment.
- Two (2) years of documented experience as an instructor in a CAPTE accredited Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapy program preferred.
- Must hold current physical therapist and teaching licenses, certifications or other designations as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.
About this company
Pima Medical Institute is serious about finding jobs for our graduates. Our Career Services team, along with members of our staff and faculty, work to help students obtain positions in their chosen fields upon graduation. We offer lifetime job placement assistance to all our graduates, which means any time you need support with your job search – from updating your resume to interview tips and current job openings – we’re ready to assist. To help students transition from program to profession, they must successfully complete an externship under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner in their field at one of our partner medical facilities. These externships are important opportunities for students as they can turn into full-time employment once they graduate. At Pima Medical Institute, we measure our success by the success our students find in their new career field. To learn more about connecting with Pima Medical Institute and other alumni after graduation, visit alumni.pmi.edu.