South Central KY AHEC:
South Central Kentucky AHEC, housed within the College of Health and Human Services at WKU, is dedicated to promoting healthy communities through an educational pipeline. AHEC works with students, health professionals, and communities to provide resources and programs that lead to healthier communities. The South Central KY AHEC is one of 8 AHEC centers in Kentucky and is part of the National AHEC Organization. The South Central KY AHEC serves 22 counties.
The Clinical Education Coordinator is responsible for executing a broad range of administrative, leadership, planning, and operational activities that support the South Central KY AHEC mission. It includes coordinating all aspects of clinical education rotations for health profession students from across the state completing clinical rotations in the South Central KY AHEC service region. This position is grant funded. Continuation is dependent upon funding/need.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institution and regional needs.
- Work with the education institutions to confirm clinical rotations for health profession students in the region. Communication with the preceptor, health profession student, and educational institution regarding details of the rotation and required paperwork. (20%)
- Coordinate all aspects of the clinical rotations for the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine Bowling Green hub site. This includes: securing preceptors, organizing noon lectures, scheduling skills practice days. (20%)
- Recruit new preceptors as needed by the educational institutions. (5%)
- Provide students who request AHEC housing help with housing options. (20%)
- Recruit new housing hosts across the service region. As part of the recruitment process, visit the residence and complete all required paperwork. (5%)
- Develop and maintain relationships with the AHEC Clinical Education Coordinators in KY and with Program Coordinators at all educational institutions to provide the best experiences for all health professions students participating in clinical education rotations in KY. (10%)
- Maintain accurate records on community faculty, clinical rotations, housing sites, and contacts in each department at each educational institution. (15%)
- Assist with other South Central AHEC events and programs. (5%)
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve on committees and boards relating to current goals and objectives.
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
- Ability to perform both on a team and independently.
- Detail orientated, self-starter.
- Have good communication, interpersonal, and public speaking skills.
- Familiarity with medical facilities in the service region.
- Ability to multi-task, be flexible, and meet deadlines.
- Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Driving is an integral part of this position. Applicant must have a current driver's license with a good driving record consistent with the WKU Policies regarding employee drivers.
Physical and Mental Abilities Required:
Job Requirements: Additional Information:
- Ability to move educational resources such as, but not limited to boxes weighing 25 pounds and exhibit materials.
- Some nights, weekends, and overnight travel is required. The South Central AHEC serves 22 counties in both the Central and Eastern time zones.
- Early morning travel is sometimes required.
Salary Grade: 107 Salary Range: $18.46 - $20/hr
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