Physical Therapy Assisting Program Director

Medical Education Las Vegas, Nevada


Carrington College

Job Title:            Program Director (PTA Program)
Department:      Academics
Reports To:         Campus Director
Classification:     Full-time, Exempt

The position is responsible for oversight of their academic programs including activities related to the student experience and student success such as developing and implementing retention strategies, managing active students, students on leave of absences, NS/TO and students on externship.  The position is responsible for management and support of faculty assigned to teach in their programs, managing externship quality and number of sites and/or clinical site quality and volume.  Academic quality is a direct responsibility for the position.  Areas related to academic quality include, but are not limited to, conducting classroom observations and providing feedback to faculty, participating in program review process, assessing, reporting, analyzing student learning outcome data and developing improvement plans associated with SLO data and analysis. The position is responsible for cascading pertinent information to faculty and holding program-specific training to their faculty teams. The position may be required to devote required time to classroom teaching. The remaining percentage of their assignment will be devoted specifically to providing administrative oversight of the program.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach courses in a Term or Terms
  • Develop, implement, and conduct assessments on program and course student learning outcomes
  • Coordinate faculty activities and trainings
  • Coordinate faculty scheduling within the program
  • Assist with selection and the interview process of faculty within the program
  • Develop and evaluate sites for clinical education, externship and preceptor ship as applicable
  • Maintain faculty substitute listings and current contact information for the program
  • Coordinate new faculty orientation and program-specific orientations for students in their program
  • Conduct assessments of all class sessions of the program as required by policy
  • Maintain and manage inventory of program equipment and supplies
  • Prepare requests for equipment & supplies for the program
  • Coordinate textbook orders for the program
  • Facilitate monthly programmatic faculty meetings, advisory committee meetings, curriculum review meetings. This includes a published agenda and minutes of the meetings
  • Maintain copies of current curriculum for the program, including course objectives, syllabi and daily lesson plans for each course
  • Coordinate renewals and maintain copies of current licensure, certifications, etc. as required for faculty in the program
  • The position possesses direct responsibility for meeting all programmatic accreditation regulations and submitting required accreditation documentation accurately and on time and to the appropriate personnel
  • Prepares accreditation reports, reviews, etc. as required by the program
  • Maintain records, reports, examinations, data, fees, and other program specific items as required by the college, accreditation, or governmental agencies
  • Participates as assigned in related admissions and employment services activities
  • Monitor and maintain compliance with applicable institutional, governmental and accreditation standards.
  • Monitor and maintain compliance with applicable governmental and accreditation standards
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has direct supervisory responsibilities.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Business Acumen – Leverages knowledge of the business to develop solutions balancing business needs with organizational risk.


Analytical Thinking – Synthesizes complex or diverse information to identify trends and develops proactive solutions to minimize risks to the business.

Conflict Resolution – Takes actions that resolve conflicts in a manner that is best for both the organization and the individuals involved; addresses complaints and problems quickly and effectively; keeps all parties informed of the status.

Professional Development – Commits to his/her professional development and personal development to stay current in field. Identifies development needs for leaders and staff based on recurring or systemic issues.

Language Skills – Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to build relationships and influence hiring decisions.

Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have experience with Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills. Experience in working with customer relationship management solutions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Must meet or exceed all standards listed in Minimum Qualifications report.  Required degrees must be from accredited institutions.

  • Master's degree is required
  • A minimum of five years (or equivalent), full-time, post licensure experience that includes a minimum of three years (or equivalent) of full-time clinical experience
  • Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience
  • Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations.
  • Must be a licensed PT (Physical Therapist) or PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant)
  • Must be CPR certified.
  • Prior supervisory experience indicating the ability to provide flexible leadership, coaching and development to faculty members who have a variety of experiences, personal attributes and backgrounds is required
  • Prior experience implementing institutional or program effectiveness plans is preferred
  • Experience in programmatic accreditation and regulatory compliance is preferred
  • Experience writing program self-evaluation reports and responding to agency findings is required is preferred
  • Must have clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills required

Must have effective computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel and Power Point to prepare reports and communications.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk.   The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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