Experiential Education Coordinator and Pharmacy Practice Teaching Staff
Position: Experiential Education Coordinator and Pharmacy Practice Teaching Staff
Department: Office of Experiential Education for Pharmacy and Graduate Life Sciences (primary); DPP (secondary)
Campus: Fort Wayne Campus
Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Experiential Education Coordinator and Pharmacy Practice Teaching Staff member is a full-time, 12-month, exempt teaching staff position. This person will be responsible for the recruitment, development, and evaluation of experiential sites and preceptors as assigned by the Director of Experiential Education for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program’s (PharmD) on-campus and distance pathways. This person will work collaboratively with all members of Health Sciences and Pharmacy’s (HSP) Office of Experiential Education (OEE) and, as necessary, academic program personnel in HSP’s Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and staff in Fort Wayne’s Office of Student Life. He/she/they will also work routinely with faculty who precept student pharmacists
Essential Job Functions:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Experiential Education (45 – 55%)
- At the direction of the Director/Assistant Director of Experiential Education, identify, recruit, develop, evaluate and maintain introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) and/advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) for the PharmD and PharmD/MS in Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Programs.
- At the direction of the Director/Assistant Director of Experiential Education, identify, recruit, develop, evaluate and maintain preceptors for the PharmD and PharmD/MS in PGx Programs.
- Identify and facilitate preceptor education and training for PharmD and PharmD/MS in PGx program preceptors.
- At the direction of the Director/Assistant Director of Experiential Education, identify practice sites in need of review (based on time since last visit or not yet visited).
- Assess individual practice sites independently via either in-person or virtual site visits with preceptors, completeing interview forms documenting preceptor and site responses to pertinent questions surrounding student experiences, opportunities, and potential concerns.
- Employ appropriate technology to facilitate PGLS program management and communication with stakeholders, including but not limited to experiential descriptions, site selection processes and scheduling, assessment tools, and appropriate documentation of learning experiences.
- Review student evaluations of preceptors in the PharmD and MS in PGx Programs, and address concerns raised by students as warranted.
- Meet independently with experiential students as needed to address concerns related to professionalism, academic performance, and other indicators of student success.
- Represent Manchester Health Sciences and Pharmacy at local, regional, and national organization meetings and professional development programs.
Teaching (45 – 55%)
- At the direction of the Director/Assistant Director of Experiential Education, develop, coordinate and/or teach components of the experiential education curriculum.
- At the direction of the Chair of DPP, teach in the PharmD Program’s didactic & laboratory curriculum as appropriate based on the individual’s education and training.
- Promote integration of the IPPE and didactic portions of the curriculum by assisting in the development of classroom and pharmacy practice lab activities which prepare students for experiential learning.
Service (5 – 10%)
- Participate in local, regional, and national pharmacy organization meetings and/or professional development activities.
- Participate in community service activities as appropriate.
- Participate actively on a Health Science and Pharmacy and/or University committee.
Secondary Job Functions
- Other duties as assigned
- A commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff.
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy required.
- Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Indiana required.
- At least 3 years experience in pharmacy practice required.
- Valid Indiana driver’s license and ability to travel within Indiana and across the United States required.
- Experience precepting student pharmacists required.
- Effective presentation skills.
- Effective organizational and administrative skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff and administrators.
- Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods.
- Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in the best interests of students.
- Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to student, preceptor, and colleague needs in a timely manner.
- Ability and willingness to perform clerical work independently, as necessary.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Basic leadership skills are desirable
- Basic computer proficiency in MS Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, e-mail and internet use.
General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, master's programs, and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to growing health science programs, including athletic training, nursing, nutrition and nutrigenomics, pharmacy, pharmacogenomics, and physical therapy.
Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural, and religious pluralism and international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.
Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 am and 5 pm. Some classes, laboratories, events, and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends.
To Apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching. Questions can be emailed to HR@manchester.edu.
Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.