Clinical Assessment Specialist School of Dental Medicine
East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Internal Number: 60278
The East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine (ECU SoDM), Clinical Assessment Specialist integrates reports using custom-developed synthesis of the data from four different assessment methods that contribute to the student evaluations. These are: (1) didactic testing, (2) clinical procedure tracking, (3) rubric-based skills assessment and (4) rubric-based project/paper assessment. The Clinical Assessment Specialist coordinates and participates in the successful implementation, integration, maintenance, training and ongoing support for the systems involved with student daily clinical grading and summative clinical skills assessments at all clinical sites.
The SoDM Office of Dental Education and Informatics centrally manages the curriculum mapping and assessments for all courses – pre-clinical and clinical. The Clinical Assessment Specialist provides specific staffing for the 8X50 Assessment and Treatment courses that run for 6 terms and represents over 65% of the SoDM curriculum contact hours (roughly 2,400 hours). The Director of Pre-doctoral Clinical Education is the course director for all terms of this course. The Student Performance Coordinator manages patient assignment for students to assure that students are meeting clinical requirements needed to meet competence and to graduate from the DMD program. The Director of Course Management coordinates the work of all course coordinators – pre-clinical as well as clinical. The integration of the SoDM curriculum necessitates collaboration between the faculty, staff and administrators to properly manage this large and complex clinical program.
The Clinical Assessment Specialist reports directly to the Director of Course Management in the Office of Dental Education and Informatics.
Specific Duties Include:
· Working with the Director of Course Management and the Student Performance Coordinator, schedule all clinical sessions, Mock Board sessions, and Board Exam sessions in accordance with the curriculum and the SoDM academic calendar.
· Working with the Director of Course Management and the Course Coordinators, load all weekly clinic sessions with all daily clinical assessments in the course syllabus, and rectify any syllabus scheduling conflicts before assigning the course to students.
· Working with the Director of Pre-doctoral Clinical Education (8X50 Course Coordinator), maintain the working list of daily clinical grading rubrics; making new versions as they needed. Then codes these rubrics in the assessment management system.
· Working with the Director of Pre-doctoral Clinical Education (8X50 Course Coordinator), maintain the working list of clinical procedure codes (and step codes) with their associated relative values and rubrics; making changes as they are needed. Then codes these procedure codes in the assessment management system.
· Working with the Director of Pre-doctoral Clinical Education (8X50 Course Coordinator), maintains the working list of all summative clinical skills assessments for each cohort. Then codes these assessments in the assessment management system.
· Working with the Director of Pre-doctoral Clinical Education (8X50 Course Coordinator), codes and validates faculty-generated rubrics for summative skills-based assessments. Then codes these rubrics in the assessment management system.
· Trains and supports the clinical faculty at all sites in the testing of student clinical performance using the coded assessments.
· Utilizes the assessment management system to create and run specialized reports for faculty and administrators. This includes auditing graded procedures with completed procedures in the patient record system.
· Implements data management procedures and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. This includes management of FERPA-protected student grade data and diligent evaluation of student violations of honor code and other professionalism issues as they relate to grading of clinical performance.
· Applies project planning and project management methodologies for assigned projects. This includes the advanced coding of the clinical curriculum in all technologies.
· Analyzes data flow and develops and implements integration plans to improve data integrity and process flow. This may involve the creation of macros and/or integration scripts.
· Coordinates with vendors, key users and technical staff to identify integration requirements and the impact of software upgrades on those requirements. Then applies system upgrades as they become available.
The position is contingent upon available funding.
Applicant must be authorized to work on a full-time basis in the US.
Special Instructions To Application:
Applicant must be authorized to work on a full-time basis in the US.
· Master's degree required; or Bachelor's and 2 years of related experience with educational testing and instructional design.
· Demonstrated advanced knowledge of educational rubric design/implementation, assessment management systems, learning content management systems, survey creation and implementation of computer-hosted systems.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 001373
Organizational Unit Overview:
The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Assistant Dean for Business Operations and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences.
Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service-Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.