Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program Director (12 months)

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program Director (12 months)


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location

Pittsboro, NC


Depends on Qualifications


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Closes: Monday, August 24, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, August 31, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Friday (40 hours)

Employment Type

Faculty 12M

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree  AND
  • A current license to practice as a PT or PTA in any United States jurisdiction.

Required kind and number years of work experience:

  • Must possess 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.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Must have contemporary expertise in assigned teaching areas and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and student evaluation; experience in administration/management; experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities!  We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.

The purpose of the Program Director at Central Carolina Community College, in addition to teaching, is to provide effective leadership for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program including, but not limited to, responsibility for communication, program assessment and planning, fiscal management, and faculty evaluation. This will be demonstrated through communicating a clear vision for physical therapist assistant education; Understanding of and experience with curriculum content, design, and evaluation; Employing strategies to promote and support professional development; Proven effective interpersonal and conflict management skills; Ability to facilitate change; Negotiation skills (relative to planning, budgeting, funding, program faculty status, program status, employment and termination, space, and appropriate academic and professional benefits); Effective experience in short and long term planning; Active service on behalf of physical therapist professional education, higher education, the larger community, and organizations related to their academic interest; Effective management of human and fiscal resources; Commitment to lifelong learning; Active role in institutional governance; and Program accomplishment.

Essential Duties

  • Embrace the institutional goals of Central Carolina Community College by engaging students as full partners in the learning process, removing barriers for student progression in the PTA program, and supporting and assisting students in achieving their educational goals.
  • Follow the Rules of Practice and Procedure and the Standards and Required Elements published by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) to achieve initial accreditation for the PTA program and maintain accreditation for the program.
  • Use teaching methodology that incorporates key concepts in a dynamic instructional environment that promotes a positive and interactive learning experience for all students.
  • Provide students with adequate attention and instruction to acquire the knowledge needed to demonstrate competencies at the appropriate Bloom’s level needed for program graduation.
  • Foster an environment within the PTA department that is positive, collaborative, supportive, and nurturing to all faculty, engage faculty as team members within the department, and seek faculty input on departmental decisions.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the changes in the healthcare industry as it relates to the role of a Physical Therapist Assistant; assist the faculty with the creation of new courses and modify existing courses when appropriate to keep current with new rules and regulations.
  • Actively participate in academic advising for the PTA program and collaborate with the academic success team to offer resources to students.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with representatives of clinical education sites.
  • Evaluate and ensure the effectiveness of the clinical education sites in which students are placed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize effectively, make both short-term and long-term planning goals for the program, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Ensure that program outcomes and student learning outcomes are developed for all courses in the PTA curriculum.
  • Prepare proficiency exams as applicable and establish a plan for administering all proficiency exams.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required, submit timely reports, and ascertain that personnel being supervised do likewise, as required in the policy and procedures manual.
  • Evaluate and select textbooks, and prepare and submit complete textbook orders to the bookstore manager
  • Design and implement a plan and schedule for all registration and drop/add activities.
  • Design and implement a plan for improving and tracking student retention for all curricula within the department.
  • Assist in the selection of full-time faculty and part-time adjunct faculty for the department and prior to hire, determine that all faculty meet the credential requirement(s) for that position.
  • Schedule classes and assign faculty to include all sites where department courses are taught.
  • Oversee all faculty on all sites where department courses are taught, prepare and submit part-time contracts, and prepare and submit all required supporting documents within the time frame required.
  • Oversee/Supervise all department faculty in all areas of instruction including the following:
    • Provide faculty with all college and instructional materials.
    • Complete all necessary employment paperwork.
    • Make arrangements for the faculty member to participate in an orientation to the college.
    • Determine faculty’s office hours making sure that the times and locations are posted and distributed to the students.
    • Ensure that faculty are thoroughly trained and can demonstrate proficiency on all equipment.
    • Ensure that all faculty keep their skills and knowledge current and continue to gain contemporary experience in the industry.
    • Make proper arrangements for classes if the instructors are absent from class.
    • Share the results of the student evaluations with the instructors each term.
    • Ensure that all faculty are aware of and are following the instructor expectations, which include:
      • Create/update each course being taught each semester.
      • Create/update the syllabus for each course being taught each semester.
      • Respond to all student calls and emails within 48 hours.
      • Grade all assignments in accordance with CCCC policy to allow students time to make corrections before the next assignment is due.
      • Notify your supervisor if you are unable to meet the instructor expectations as noted above.
  • Conduct an annual performance appraisal of all department faculty.
  • Place a written justification in an individual faculty member’s file if an emergency situation demands that an instructor teaches a class on a temporary basis without the required qualifications. That situation should be remedied as soon as a qualified person can be found and so noted in the file.
  • Plan and conduct regular periodic departmental meetings and file with your supervisor the minutes of those meetings.
  • Supervise and maintain an inventory of all departmental equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Select all departmental equipment and submit appropriate requisitions to your supervisor.
  • Organize and maintain an active advisory board for all curriculums within the department, meeting twice per year and submit minutes of those meetings to your supervisor and document on Compliance Assist.
  • Maintain personal contact with business, industry, and professional agencies relevant to the department.
  • Direct the development of new curricula to meet the demands of the labor market.
  • Plan and implement articulation activities with public school, sister, and senior higher education colleagues as applicable.
  • Participate in college-related activities for recruitment of students into the PTA program
  • Cooperate with Continuing Education Department personnel and Industrial Coordinator in the development of credit and non-credit courses, course outlines, and in the assignment of faculty as needed.
  • Cooperate with Learning Resources to assure that an adequate quantity of up-to-date library books and support materials are available.
  • Be responsible for ensuring all the Compliance Assist data for all programs within the department are updated in a timely manner.
  • Obtain a Blackboard Level I and II training as well as maintain a Bb course site for each course taught during the semester.
  • Teach 12-15 contact hours per semester.
  • Work the required 35 hours per week and post and hold the required five (5) office hours per week.
  • Complete the five-hour staff development requirement annually.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations.
  • Maintain current industry credentials, including earning annual CEUs.
  • Keep your supervisor advised of all matters pertaining to the department.
  • Notify supervisor when planning to be off campus during normal working hours.
  • Be responsible for and perform other such duties as may be assigned.

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Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493