Employer: Wichita Area Technical College
Department: General Education/Health Sciences
Job Title: Program Designer/Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties,
and skills required by the position. Duties will be modified as needed; work assignments and schedule
are based on the needs of the college.
This position is grant funded through the Pathways to Success in Health Sciences :
The Pathways to Success in Health Sciences grant project of $2,248,645 is 100% funded through the
U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening Institutions Discretionary Grant Program.
This project and any products or services procured related to it are funded by a grant awarded by the
U.S. Department of Education’s Discretionary Grant program. The product was created by the
grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Education. The
U.S. Department of Education makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express
or implied, with respect to such information, including any information or linked sites and including, but
not limited to, accuracy of information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy,
continued availability, or ownership.
This position is a Full-time Exempt level position, as defined by policy to mean working a minimum of
40 hours per week. The designer/director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is responsible
for the development and implementation of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. As primary
instructor for the program, the director will provide the coordination, planning, preparation,
presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. Related activities may
include but not be limited to: serving on various committees, participating in local, state, regional, and
national professional activities/organizations as needed, program promotion, teaching assigned
related courses in health sciences and allied health, and other duties as assigned. The Program
Designer/Director reports to the Dean, Health Sciences and to the Project Manager, Title III Grant.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Designs and develops curriculum for Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
2. Oversees activities and equipment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Laboratory.
3. Obtains and maintains CAPTE accreditation.
4. Ensures compliance with policies and guidelines of federal, state, local, and accrediting
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5. Files an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught within the course shell of the
appropriate Learning Management System.
6. Ensures that each program/class contains essential curricular components, has appropriate
content and pedagogy, and maintains currency.
7. Maintains a high level of expertise in the subjects taught and stimulates enthusiasm for those
8. Works with area healthcare providers to arrange clinical experiences as appropriate.
9. Guides the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials including classroom and
10. Makes suggestions to the department Dean or the Project Manager concerning the
improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college/grant.
11. Ensures that all classes are taught according to an approved course syllabus, and that
assigned classes and final exams are held as scheduled.
12. Keeps students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation
procedures and attendance requirements.
13. Keeps students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other
work while submitting internal documentation when appropriate.
14. Provides students and the appropriate internal stakeholders with a final grade published in the
Learning Management System within the timeframe allotted.
15. Maintains accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records
16. Conducts class evaluations and completes other college evaluations and assessment in
accordance with college policy.
17. Participates in program and curriculum review and development and student learning
18. Makes use of available college online resources (Blackboard, etc.).
19. Plans each unit or lesson, both as to content and method, to make each class meaningful with
the incorporation of instructional technologies in instructional delivery.
20. Studies and utilizes students’ learning styles in each class in order to facilitate the best
teaching and learning situations.
21. Submits annual program review information, assessment data and works collaboratively on
annual budget with the department Dean.
22. Posts and maintains office hours for student consultation (combined with classroom.
instruction, minimum 35 contact hours per week on campus).
23. Submits required reports to the appropriate college personnel.
24. Serves on and provides information to college committees as needed.
25. Conveys college-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by college
26. Develops and maintains a positive relationship with program Industry Advocate Teams (IAT)
27. Attends all faculty meetings, college in-services, commencement, professional development
activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Chief Academic Officer, Dean, or
Program Manager, Title III Grant.
28. Assumes other work related responsibilities as assigned.
Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed:
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with a minimum of a Master’s degree or a Licensed
Physical Therapist with a minimum of a Master’s degree. (Qualified professionals licensed in
other states will be considered provided that they are approved for a Kansas license within 60
days of hire.)
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 - Teaching experience in adult education preferred
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Experience in administration/management
Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation
and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine academic semester credits of
coursework in educational foundations
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – must be able to work with students,
technical and administrative personnel in a pleasant, professional, and efficient manner
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
Ability to use personal computer and software applications
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to accurately and quickly process, enter and audit data
Ability to effectively organize and direct personnel during crisis or emergency situations
Ability and knowledge to provide team leadership
Ability to pre-plan course work
Must complete new faculty orientation within one semester of start date
Other Position Requirements:
1. Works effectively and productively as a team member. Keeps others informed of information
needed. Treats others with respect, maintaining a spirit of cooperation.
2. Maintains effective and professional verbal and written interactions with peers, customers,
supervisors and other staff. Uses diplomacy and tact in dealing with difficult situations or
people. Demonstrates effective listening skills. Is receptive to constructive feedback.
3. Maintains acceptable overall attendance record, to include department meetings, all-employee
meetings/trainings as required. Ensures appropriate notification to supervisor for absences
and ensures that work is covered. Is flexible in work schedule when needed.
4. Produces quantity of work necessary to meet job requirements.
5. Demonstrates the ability and willingness to handle new assignments, changes in procedures
and business requirements. Identifies what needs to be done and takes appropriate action.
6. Completes assigned work; meets deadlines without reminders/follow-up from supervisor or
7. Performs work conscientiously with a high degree of accuracy.
8. Participates in a minimum of 20 hours professional development activities per year to remain
current with industry trends and advancements.
Must be able to work in a multi-tasked, high-volume environment, completing multiple and competing
priorities. Daily attendance is required to meet the needs of students and prospective students.
Attendance is required at meetings and in-services some of which may be out of the area. Schedules
may fluctuate to accommodate student or College needs, deadlines and delivery of services. Long
periods of sitting and/or standing will be required. Data entry/typing is required. Sufficient vision and
hearing are required to complete the work and interact with students, staff, faculty and the public.
Independent travel by car or public carrier is required to enable flexibility to work at alternate
campuses/locations when needed. Evening and weekend work may be required. Work schedule will
be as needed and required by administration to accomplish assigned duties.
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