JOB SUMMARY: The PBL Director is to provide leadership to both students and faculty facilitators in our very successful and innovative PBL only curriculum. The Director of PBL plays a critical role in implementing, improving, and designing our PBL curriculum to meet the mission and goals of LECOM. Our PBL curriculum spans both preclinical years of our medical students.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership, vision, and faculty development for institutional academic services to support the goals and mission of the College;
Manage, train, develop, and recruit approximately 15 facilitators of PBL;
Manage, assemble, arrange, direct, and assess 30 groups of PBL students each semester;
Orchestrate PBL case revision and new case generation;
Collaborate with administration in PBL course delivery and schedule development;
Keep informed of current literature on PBL through networking with national organizations and individuals;
Lead on-site and institutional collaborations as related to the PBL curriculum;
Develop and implement faculty development training to enhance and improve the curriculum;
Faculty member will contribute and be responsible for overall student success, including, but not limited to, advising and student outcomes;
Faculty member will contribute directly to the Mission of LECOM embodying the essence of Osteopathic Principles and Practices by assisting with Institutional fundraising and participating in the LECOM Scholarship Auction;
Faculty member will participate in scholarly activity so to enrich and broaden the student learning experience;
Faculty member will commit to being a representative of LECOM by being actively involved in the community, including, but not limited to, serving on Boards, participating in community fundraisers and overall outreach; and
Other duties as required / needed to maintain an efficient and effective Department.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Compliance with State and Federal Regulations and Safety Protocols, at the practice level;
Knowledge of patient’s privacy (HIPAA);
Follow proper OSHA and safety guidelines;
Excellent organizational skills;
Must be accurate and attentive to detail;
Must be trained and certified on the Institutional Data System;
Maintaining an established work schedule;
Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned;
The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and experience equivalent to: Ph.D. preferred, D.O. or M.D. acceptable. Minimum of 4 years teaching courses at a medical college or other graduate school with at least 3 years of service in a leadership role. Previous course direction experience with deep knowledge of theories of learning and curricular design and implementation preferred. Prior experience in the PBL curriculum with a deep understanding and belief in the PBL curriculum is preferred. Past experience in faculty leadership and administration as well as a proven track record of student mentorship is preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 6927
About Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
LECOM Health, the only academic health center in the osteopathic profession, is a highly innovative health care and education system that strives to add to the quality of life of our neighbors by bringing total health care to the community. At the core is Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), the nation's largest medical college, with campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Bradenton and DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Elmira, New York (opening in 2020). LECOM offers innovative and affordable education through student-centered pathways as it prepares the next generation of physicians, dentists, and pharmacists.
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine marked a significant milestone in 2017 with the celebration of the college’s 25th anniversary. During the year-long celebration, LECOM commemorated the last 25 years with special events geared toward highlighting the numerous accomplishments made by the institution as well as the students, faculty, staff and alumni who have played a role in establishing LECOM as an indispensable facilitator of healthcare and wellbeing for everyone.