SCHEDULE: 35 hours per week scheduled Monday through Saturday. This includes approximately 25 hours of clinical contact.
BENEFITS: Comprehensive benefits package including employer paid and employer sponsored health, dental and vision insurance plan options. 403(b) retirement plan with up to 10% match after one year. Tuition waiver eligibility for UWS academic programs. Free and reduced cost care in the campus health center for employees and their immediate family members. Paid vacation and sick time. This position may be eligible for relocation reimbursement.
University of Western States (UWS) offers a world-class, integrated health care education and provides an evidence-informed approach to health and wellness. Our graduates deliver high-quality health care based on science, the professional’s skill and knowledge, and the preferences and experiences of the patient or client. The university is at the forefront of an emerging, whole-person philosophy of health care by offering a variety of health and wellness educational programs. As a leader in health sciences education since 1904, UWS provides integrated, evidence-informed curricula grounded in our dedication to current research and practices. The commitment spans all our graduate and professional programs: chiropractic care; human nutrition and functional medicine; sport and performance psychology; clinical mental health counseling; and sports medicine.
This is a full-time, tenure track position. The clinical educator is an attending physician responsible for maintaining a chiropractic practice in which interns are engaged for the purpose of mastering clinical skills and obtaining clinical practice experience. The clinical educator provides and supervises patient care and trains and assesses interns during chiropractic practice in the university health clinic. The clinical educator is responsible for the ongoing academic and clinical development of interns as well as the quality and safety of patient care provided under his/her licensure. Schedule dictated by program needs as determined by the Assistant Dean and Dean of the DC Program.
Provide and supervise quality, evidence-informed patient care.
Evaluate intern performance, conduct formative and summative intern qualitative assessments, and provide verbal and written feedback to interns on an ongoing basis.
Engage in creation and administration of clinical internship assessment activities and exercises.
Develop and maintain appropriate doctor-patient relationships.
Develop and maintain collaborative, professional relationships to support inter-disciplinary patient management and referrals.
Engage interns in practice management and practice development activities.
Engage in community presentations, Campus Health Center support activities, and clinical internship support activities.
Participate in the ongoing development of “virtual cases” for the purpose of intern education.
Maintain appropriate records in accordance with applicable university policies, regulations, and legal requirements.
Participate in workshops and training sessions as required.
Teach appropriate clinical classes in the program as requested by the program dean and agreed to by the faculty.
Participate in department meetings, committee meetings (as assigned), Faculty Senate, and other forums convened to discuss university interests.
Participate in the program projects such as the CSPE protocols and CSA and CEA exams as assigned by clinical internship administration.
Remain current in one's field of specialization and attend professional meetings.
Engage in research and/or scholarly activities associated with areas of interest and expertise.
Adhere to pertinent university policies.
Assist or consult with government, accreditation and/or professional credentialing organizations as appropriate.
Adhere to all federal HIPAA and FERPA requirements, plus those standards established by UWS, for protecting the security and privacy of patient health data and student records.
Adhere to all state & federal OSHA regulations.
Other duties as assigned by the associate dean or program dean.
QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform job.)
Alignment with UWS mission, vision, and values.
Strong clinical knowledge and skills.
Professional demeanor and people skills including effective verbal and written communication.
High attention to detail and commitment to quality.
Professional integrity, sound judgment and accountability for decisions.
Adaptability to changing environments and situations.
Ability and willingness to work both independently and collaboratively.
Desire and ability to mentor chiropractic interns in a clinical environment.
Capacity to provide/supervise chiropractic care for up to 25 hours per week.
Computer skills competency, including use of Microsoft Office Suite and electronic health records systems.
REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Training & Experience)
Doctor of chiropractic degree with Oregon chiropractic license in good standing or eligible to obtain Oregon license quickly.
Current CPR/AED/First aid Certificate
Minimum of three years of experience in clinical practice (five or more years preferred.)
Screening of applicants will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, a resume and names and contact information of three references. Official transcripts from prior institutions of higher learning are required by the university prior to offer being extended to the finalist.
You may attach your materials as Word or PDF documents.
University of Western States conducts background checks for the finalist or finalists of staff and faculty positions. The type of background check will vary by position type.
University of Western States complies with laws and regulations related to public health and the provision of health care services, including the Oregon Health Authority’s temporary administration rule OAR 333-019-1010.
University of Western States is an equal opportunity employer.
University of Western States (UWS) offers a world-class, integrated health care education and provides an evidence-informed approach to health and wellness. Our graduates deliver high-quality health care based on science, the professional’s skill and knowledge, and the preferences and experiences of the patient or client. The university is at the forefront of an emerging, whole-person philosophy of health care by offering a variety of health and wellness educational programs. Learn more about us by visiting our website at https://www.uws.edu/.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States. ACA attracts the most principled and accomplished chiropractors, who understand that it takes more to be called an ACA chiropractor.