The PTA DCE holds a faculty (academic or clinical) appointment and has administrative academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program. This individual demonstrates competence in clinical education teaching and curriculum development. In addition, the DCE’s primary responsibility is to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with the academic and clinical faculty. These activities include but are not limited to the following:
- Developing, monitoring, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum.
- Facilitating quality learning experiences for students during clinical education.
- Evaluation students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum.
- Educating students, clinical and academic faculty and clinical education.
- Selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physical therapy practice.
- Maximizing available resources for the clinical education program.
- Providing documented records and assessment of the clinical education components (includes clinical education sites, clinical educators, annual contract review, etc.)
- Actively engaging core faculty clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment.
- ACCE/DCE position responsibilities:
- Communicates between the Academic Institution and Affiliated Clinical Education Sites,
- Clinical Education Program Planning, Implementation, and Assessment,
- Clinical Site Development,
- Clinical Faculty Development.
10. Able to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education programs.
11. Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills.
12. Able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.