The Regional Associate Dean is responsible for overall leadership and oversight of the education, research and outreach activities associated with a clinical and education Hub of OHSU’s Campus for Rural Health (CRH). This includes close collaboration with leaders and clerkship staff from OHSU’s School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Dietetics and Physician’s Assistant Programs, and others as they emerge; on the recruitment and retention of clinical placement sites and recruitment of clinical preceptors and preceptor relations and development.
The Regional Associate Dean is responsible for oversight and coordination of community-based student project programs, serving as faculty lead for the CRH site course, and overall local community relations. The Regional Associate Dean serves as the initial point of contact for students while they are rotating through their site and is responsible for ensuring their safety and well-being and the quality of their academic and community project experience.
The Regional Associate Dean works collaboratively with other Regional Associate Deans to ensure the adoption of best practices and consistent policies and procedures across all Clinical Hubs. In addition, the Regional Associate Dean works with the OHSU Office of Housing (directed by the AHEC) and the Rural Campus Operations Director for the operations of the site. The Regional Associate Dean is aided by a Rural Campus Site Coordinator who is responsible for general administrative duties and day-to-day management of preceptors, health care providers, and the community at large. The CRH Site Coordinator will report to the Regional Associate Dean.
• A terminal degree relevant to supervision of clinical and other students and at least 5 years in a clinical environment with clinical or other professional learners
• Oregon clinical license in relevant field
• Excellent leadership abilities and an appreciation for clinical practice, community engagement, and instruction
• Ability to relate to community agencies, and communicate in healthcare, legislative, and academic settings
• Excellent organization skills
• Ability to work cooperatively with variety of individuals, and develop and maintain substantive relationships
• A genuine interest in the academic development of clinical and graduate students
• Experience with professional written and oral communication suitable for varied audiences (students, community and healthcare organizations, businesses, OHSU Leadership and faculty, and its multiple missions)
• Flexibility in working with diverse students, institutions, and partners across their different goals and needs for the success of the whole
Compliance in the following areas is required: •Code of conduct •Respect in the workplace •Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole. •FERPA •OHSU healthcare occupational compliance (e.g., vaccinations)
Internal Number: IRC73153
About Oregon Health & Science University
OHSU’s Campus for Rural Health is a rural interprofessional program providing opportunities for students to receive quality clinical education and experience in Klamath, the South Coast and Northeast Oregon. Students from multiple disciplines from OHSU and other learning institutions come together to live, study, and work in Campus for Rural Health sites. In addition to their completing their clinical requirements, students enroll in an interprofessional rural community-based project course which addresses major health disparities often present in rural areas. https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/rural-health.cfm