Field Education Coordinator (Graduate Public Health), Temple University

Posted by Temple University on May 28, 2018

The Field Education Coordinator (Public Health Graduate Programs), reporting to the Director for the Office for Clinical Practice and Field Education (OCPFE) in the College of Public Health (CPH) will be responsible for identifying, recruiting and retaining clinical/field education sites and preceptors for student clinical/field education placements in the assigned unit; and for working on assigned tasks to advance mission of the OCPFE and the academic programs field/clinical training activities. The incumbent will also collaborate with the Department Chair,Graduate Program Directors and Clinical Education Coordinators to determine student placement needs and clinic/field education learning objectives; and will serve as a representative for clinical/field education, inter-professional education and clinic activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • maintaining and nurturing relationships with existing affiliates and new health/public health/social service providers;
  • coordinating with OCPFE in obtaining and reviewing clinical contracts/affiliation agreements, and collaborating with OCPFE and Temple University Office of General Counsel to negotiate specialized terms;
  • reviewing, auditing and engaging affiliate site personnel to assure proper management and learning during student placements;
  • tracking and ensuring compliance of student placement requirements as well as professional requirements for adjunct faculty and preceptors;
  • working with faculty to determine number of internship/clinical placement sections and rotations;
  • meeting with students to review prerequisites, placement options/requirements etc., and providing problem resolution, feedback and guidance to students;
  • conducting, as needed, pre-fieldwork assessment to determine student’s interests and alignment with sites, preceptors, and/or projects as well as academic eligibility for placement;
  • monitoring and reviewing adjunct faculty applications for field/clinical placements course coverage, and providing input on the selection process;
  • collaborating with OCPFE on the implementation and use of the E-value system for documentation of field sites and experiences;
  • serving as super user of the E-value system, and providing training on system functionality;
  • maintaining a database of approved adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors by clinical specialty;
  • developing and implementing field policies and procedures within the framework of department/college policies, and participating in the development of fieldwork curricular materials, and in other field education activities;
  • preparing reports for internal and external stakeholders, including accreditation bodies, funders, affiliate sites, and community partners;
  • collecting and analyzing data to ensure quality and appropriateness of sites and for accreditation and external reporting requirements;
  • working with OCPFE and other departments to develop interdisciplinary CEU training for local workforce and affiliate partners;
  • coordinating with OCPFE, academic program/department and CPH marketing department to update and market clinical and field education opportunities;
  • providing support for OCPFE and CPH’s clinic initiatives, as needed;
  • and participating in meetings and serving on relevant committees related to clinical/field and inter-professional education, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Public Health, and at least two years’ related experience in healthcare or social service setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software programs.
*Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse constituent population.
*Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
*Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
*Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks.
*Strong attention to detail.
* Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
*Ability to travel regionally, as needed.

*Experience with clinical placement in an academic setting.
*Experience with inter-professional collaboration.

This position requires background checks

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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