SUMMARY: Faculty clinicians engage upper term Doctor of Chiropractic Students in patient care in an outpatient clinical setting, providing students with practical clinical experiences while mentoring their development of required competencies and assuring quality patient care and compliance with applicable standards, policies, regulations, and laws.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide, and engage chiropractic student interns in the delivery of, patient care in the clinical setting.
2. Provide student Interns with instruction and guidance in all aspects of chiropractic care and clinic operations.
3. Participate in the development and implementation of clinical educational exercises, activities and assessments.
4. Provide direct and indirect supervision of student interns’ participation in patient care and other clinical duties.
5. Oversee all aspects of patient care delivered in the assigned health center location (s) to ensure the delivery of quality care and compliance with applicable standards, policies, regulations and laws.
6. Monitor and manage students’ patient assignments and encounters to provide equitable opportunities to attain qualitative and quantitative requirements.
7. Be accessible, empathetic and responsive to the needs of patients and students.
8. Maintain awareness and compliance with applicable legal, regulatory and accreditation standards.
9. Provide assessment, feedback and reporting related to students’ developing clinical competencies, in accordance with established assessment plans and procedures.
10. Oversee and assure appropriate clinical and educational documentation.
11. Establish and maintain effective, appropriate communication with student interns, faculty members and clinic administrative staff.
12. Monitor the status of clinic facilities, equipment and supplies; report issues to supervisors.
13. Meet periodically with students to discuss and authorize patient management decisions and engage in supplemental clinical educational exercises.
14. Participate in documentation audits and other quality care initiatives.
15. Abide privacy, confidentiality and security measures including those associated with HIPAA and FERPA.
16. Attend all assigned clinic shifts and hold office hours as necessary.
17. Serve on committees, task forces and other functional teams as assigned or volunteered.
18. Participate in classroom and practical instruction as scheduled, per qualifications and availability.
19. Perform other duties as assigned.
20. Attend and participate in clinician and faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and white coat and graduation ceremonies.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Educational/Experience: Candidates must have a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from an accredited program and a minimum of three years of clinical practice experience, five years is preferred. Acupuncture certification or eligibility is preferred but not required.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet software, word processing software and electronic health records.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must have a current, unrestricted license in good standing to practice chiropractic in the states of Missouri. Must not be on Medicare exclusion list. MTAA (acupuncture) certification is preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to demonstrate all skills related to the successful practice of chiropractic.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should have exemplary clinical competencies and communication skills. Additionally, they must be able to effectively solve conflict, work as a member of a team, keep emotions under control and remain open to others’ ideas. Individuals must have leadership and decision-making abilities and know how to delegate work assignments; be ethical, dependable and able to follow organizational policies and procedures; be able to prioritize, manage competing demands; and maintain a professional demeanor and manner while dealing with a wide variety of people and circumstances. Applicants are also expected to work independently and autonomously to complete job duties.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk to and hear patients, students and staff. The employee may be frequently required to sit when doing paperwork or using a computer. Must frequently stand, walk and use their hands and fingers in order to perform and demonstrate chiropractic techniques. The employee must occasionally lift or assist in moving patients weighing over 200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, in order to use a computer to produce communications and reports and to review/interpret x-ray and other diagnostic imaging. Overall, the physical requirements are those consistent with performing the duties of a practicing chiropractor.
DIVERSITY AND COMPLIANCE: Logan University strives to be an educational leader that is authentic, intentional and strategic about diversity, fairness and the development of an inclusive campus community. We acknowledge and respect the differences in human experience that shapes and enriches education, healthcare, society and our institution.
It is our expectation that all employees support the mission and vision of the university and carry out their professional duty aligned with Logan University Values: Diversity, Empathy, Student First. Positive Attitude, Evidence Informed, Character and Teamwork.
Logan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment in this position is characteristic of a normal clinical office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.
An employee is expected to assist and provide coverage for coworkers during peak periods, vacation days or sick days at all locations, and to work with administration in the attainment of the University’s mission and goals. Clinic hours and schedules are subject to change.
About Logan University
Logan University is a traditional, private, non-profit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC - NCA), offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in various health-related disciplines. Located in Chesterfield Missouri, Logan University serves over 1750 students on campus and online. Logan University has both full time and adjunct faculty members.