Assistant Dean for Clinical Education/Director of Community Outreach - Michigan College of Optometry

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Assistant Dean for Clinical Education/Director of Community Outreach - Michigan College of Optometry  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

36000 - Optometry Deans Office

Advertised Salary: $130,000-$150,000. Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Oversight of clinical education in the Michigan College of Optometry degree and certificate programs, including tasks like coordination between clinical courses and clinical operations; ex officio membership on Clinic Advisory Committee; working with other important MCO committees; coordination of clinical course instructors, clinic chiefs, externship director, and residency supervisors. Direction of community outreach efforts, including advertising, marketing, public relations, and development of extension clinics. Working with Clinical Operations Manager to provide oversight of day-to-day clinical operations at MCO, including faculty and staff supervision; budget maintenance; scheduling; credentialing and privileging; managing electronic health record; development and dissemination of clinical policies; and assistance in after-hour functions. Works with faculty and Clinical Operations Manager to make day-to-day optometric care decisions, as needed, and provides patient care directly or as an attending doctor, as needed.
Anticipated start date of this position is August 2023. This is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: At the time of appointment, the applicant must hold the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree. Completion of an ACOE-accredited residency or equivalent clinical experience.

Required Work Experience: Demonstrated experience in clinical optometric education, and/or managerial experience in a multi-practitioner eye care clinic.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: At the time of appointment, the applicant must have or be eligible to obtain a Michigan optometry license with TPA/DPA certification, and be eligible for appointment to the clinical staff of the college. This status must be maintained for the duration of employment.  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: It is strongly preferred the candidate have managerial experience working as part of a team in managing a health care practice, including budgeting. Formal education in business management and experience in health promotion, marketing, and electronic health records systems is preferred.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Oversee clinical education in the Michigan College of Optometry degree and certificate programs.

Coordinate between clinical courses and clinical operations to ensure educational excellence.

Administer clinical remediation program.

Serve on the MCO Clinical Advisory Committee as an ex officio member.

Work with other MCO and University Committees as assigned.

Direct community outreach through advertising, marking, and public relations.

Develop and maintain relationships with campus and community health care partners.

Develop and maintain community clinical experiences to expand educational opportunities for MCO students.

Work with the Clinical Operations Manager, Administration, Staff, Faculty, and/or Faculty Committees to:
1. Oversee day-to-day operations at MCO clinical sites;
2. Supervise clinical faculty and staff;
3. Provide training for clinical faculty and staff;
4. Plan, develop, and oversee clinical budget;
5. Oversee credentialing and privileging;
6. Maintain electronic health record;
7. Develop, enforce, and disseminate clinic policies;
8. Oversee contracts and memoranda of understanding;
9. Establish and administer on-call after-hours clinics;
10. Make day-to-day patient care decisions as needed;
11. Ensure insurance billing is complete, timely, and compliant with Federal, State and Insurance requirements; and
12. Ensure quality and regulatory standards are met.

Assist in clinic-related events.

Participate in accreditation and survey activities.

Provide leadership for the clinical program and its personnel.

Cultivate a harmonious and supportive working relationship with faculty, staff, and a diverse
student and community population.

Ensure that patient care in MCO’s clinics is delivered consistently with legal and ethical standards.

Maintain confidentiality of designated information, adhering to HIPAA and other applicable regulations.

Provide direct clinical education as an assigned precepting doctor in MCO clinics as needed to ensure routine and emergent/on-call coverage.

Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Report to the Dean of MCO.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Attend workshops, seminars and conferences related to areas of responsibility.

Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • License
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of OD degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

License (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of current OD license. Please do not use this field for driver’s licenses. Those can be addressed using posting specific questions in lieu of requiring the applicant to submit their driver’s license.
Initial Application Review Date:
July 28th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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