Position Reports to: Dean of the College of Optometry (DCO)
Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs (ADCA) is the Chief Clinical Officer of the College of Optometry.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
a. Provides ongoing communication with constituents, including:
b. Applicable policy and procedures of the clinical program and patient care.
c. Dissemination of appropriate student-related and patient care-related information.
Assists the DCO in the collection and analysis of feedback from all constituents (e.g. university administration/personnel and other departments, program core, associated and clinical education faculty, students, patients, graduates, employers, advisory committee members, and the general public).
2. Clinic Development
a. Supervises the clinical patient care program so that it fulfills the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the University and the College of Optometry.
b. Develops the clinics to provide competent and compassionate medical and vision care for all patients served by the clinics.
c. Assigned the primary role in recruitment, supervision, evaluation, and retention of clinical faculty and staff.
d. Oversees the development of the clinical patient care program and the integrated teaching clinic, procedures for evaluating clinic faculty, staff, and administrators, and procedures for evaluating effectiveness of clinical operations.
e. Develops a coordinated system of clinical governance, administration, management, and evaluation for all clinics managed by the program.
f. Develops methods for performing clinical assessments in determining the success of the clinical training program.
g. Maintains clinical supervision of clinical faculty and staff.
h. Develops the clinic manual including clinic policies, procedures, and protocols as well as the methods for strategy, implementation, and monitoring.
i. Responsible for the continuous quality assessment and improvement in clinical care.
j. Supervises the compliance program that provides for remediation when deficiencies are identified within the clinical program.
k. Develops written procedures for receiving and resolving patient complaints, grievances and appeals to provide for improvement in the clinical care of patients.
a. Oversees patient care clinics and clinical training programs affiliated with the College of Optometry.
b. Develops and administers clinical training within the optometry program.
c. Models and promotes the professional behavior expected by the program.
d. Employs strategies to promote and support professional development.
e. Implements proven effective interpersonal and conflict-management skills.
f. Facilitates needed change.
g. Demonstrates negotiation and advocacy skills (relative to planning, budgeting, funding, program faculty status, program status, employment and termination, space, and appropriate academic and professional benefits).
h. Effectively participates in strategic planning.
i. Active in service on behalf of optometry professional education, higher education, the larger community, and organizations related to their academic interest.
j. Manages human and fiscal resources.
k. Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning.
l. Participates actively in institutional governance.
m. Promotes and facilitates accomplishment of all program goals and expected outcomes.
n. Ensures that all program policies and procedures are followed, reviewed, documented and revised as appropriate.
o. Ensures accreditation standards are met or exceeded.
p. Participates in student instruction as a faculty member as appropriate.
q. Oversees facilitating and assessing the performance, development and other activities of clinical staff.
· Must have an earned Doctorate in Optometry.
· Must be eligible for optometric licensure in the State of Utah
· Must have substantial administrative and teaching experience in optometric education and a track record of success.
· Must have substantial leadership experience in optometric education.
· Must have a notable record of service to the community.
· Must have excellent communication and leadership skills.
· Must have experience in healthcare administration and the clinical practice in Optometry.
· Must have a proven track record of scholarly activity within Optometry.
· Must have experience with the accreditation process of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE), preferably with the building of a new program.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.
Especially where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Average Visual Abilities:
Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products or operate machinery.
Sedentary work. Sitting most of the time. Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally. (Almost all office jobs.)
No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions. (Such as in a typical office.)
MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
Ability to deal with a variety of variables under only limited standardization.
Able to interpret various instructions.
Ability to perform basic math skills, use decimals to compute ratios and percentages, and to draw and interpret graphs.
Ability to read a variety of books, magazines, instruction manuals, atlases, and encyclopedias.
Ability to prepare memos, reports, and essays using proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
Ability to communicate distinctly with appropriate pauses and emphasis; correct pronunciation (or sign equivalent); and variation in word order using present, perfect, and future tenses.
Internal Number: A426
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