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Clinical Program Specialist (Physician Assistant Program)

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Job no: 511235
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Medical
Pay Grade: 07A

About This Role:

The Physician Assistant Program, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a Clinical Program Specialist to join their team. This position will assist the Clinical Director with the administrative aspects of planning and coordinating the clinical phase of the program. This position will report to the Clinical Director and has a proposed starting date of January 2022.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist clinical director in the direction, structure, organization, and scheduling of rotations in the clinical year
  • Assist clinical director with weekly monitoring of patient encounters through Exxat
  • Establish and maintain affiliation agreements with preceptors and affiliated institutions
  • Maintain and keep the clinical aspect of ARC-PA’s portal updated with preceptor and institution affiliation agreements and active status
  • Assist program director with ARC-PA compliance
  • Participate in ongoing and periodic program self-assessment
  • Maintain student and program liability insurance
  • Ensure/maintain the confidentiality of student information
  • Monitor students’ background checks, drug screenings, and the immunization process
  • Assist students with institutional credentialing
  • Monitor student registration for second and third-year students
  • Enter second and third-year students’ grades into the program’s grade book
  • Register first-year students on NCCPA’s website
  • Participate in the program’s admissions process
  • Regularly attend all faculty/staff meetings
  • Monitor for and respond to student emails, direct PA Program telephone calls, and distribute mail
  • Assist in promoting the program among healthcare providers and the community
  • Participate in the program’s job sharing/training initiative to become familiar with duties involving academic, admissions, and simulation responsibilities
  • Perform duties in accordance with the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the program

Why Join Us:

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology) and three academic units (Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and General Human Ecology Studies). In addition, the college received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to begin a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The College enrolls roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions (https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/). The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

Kansas State University is a distinguished public, land-grant institution renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. Online degree programs, professional development conferences and workshops, and enrichment classes and programs are offered through the K-State Global Campus. The university has an enrollment of more than 22,200 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. K-State was recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America’s best colleges and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. The mission of K-State is to foster excellent teaching, research, extension, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. K-State is also implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025 (http://www.k-state.edu/

K-State is centered on a 664-acre campus in Manhattan located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City in the rolling Flint Hills. Manhattan provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley, a large U.S. Army installation, and is the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Four years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years administrative experience in medical/healthcare setting or health professions school
  • Knowledge of configuration and use of computerized database programs
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Self-starter who works well with little supervision and can multi-task

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for three professional references


Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Sujatha Prakash (sujatha@ksu.edu), with the subject line: Clinical Program Specialist Search.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Initial review of applications and interviews will begin in August/September and continue until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$ 17.00 - $ 21.63 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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