7512 Clinical Education Coordinator - AHEC


TITLE Clinical Education Coordinator - AHEC



CLASSIFICATION Professional Nonexempt


MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Coordinator, Research Administration


The Clinical Education Coordinator, AHEC is responsible for the planning and coordination of assigned projects that contribute to the accomplishment of the clinical education goals and objectives of the Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center (SWMO AHEC) as they relate to the training and education of various health professions students. The Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) assists with evaluating the needs of various area health institutions, communities, and health professionals to ascertain, implement, and/or develop the best practices and/or programs to meet the health care needs of medically underserved communities in the region within grant guidelines. The CEC develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with local educators, organizations, health care professionals, and communities to meet objectives, targets, and improve program delivery. The CEC performs the duties necessary to coordinate health care profession student rotations, identify and develop preceptor sites, primary and secondary training sites, and assists with the development and maintenance of affiliation agreements with facilities.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field is preferred.

Experience: One year of experience in a health-related field is required. Experience in clinical training programs and preceptor development is preferred. Public speaking and project planning experience is preferred.

Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Effective writing skills and competency using Microsoft Office programs are required (Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint). The ability to exercise good judgment and work with minimal supervision is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: This position requires regional and statewide travel; some overnight travel is required. A valid Missouri driver’s license and automobile insurance as required by the state of Missouri are required. The incumbent is required to provide transportation for students to and from events using one’s own vehicle.


1. Evaluates health care professions’ student training needs and areas of opportunity in or adjacent to under-served regions in Southwest Missouri

2. Assures the provision of clinical training opportunities for discipline-specific, multi-and inter-disciplinary training of undergraduate and graduate health professions students by identifying, developing, and maintaining preceptor opportunities in identified locations, securing support for, developing, and overseeing proposed and existing training sites and activities, such as student housing, educational needs, etc., and assisting with the establishment of affiliation agreements with participating institutions and/or facilities.

3. Helps to improve or react to changing needs in student rotations and preceptorships, including, but not limited to preceptorships for medical, nursing, dental, and allied health professions, by assisting with the evaluation of preceptor training programs and recommending and coordinating changes.

4. Provides support to health profession students by assessing, developing, implementing, and maintaining programs, coordinating and maintaining a system to monitor health professions students completing rotations in the region, and maintaining contact with students to assess career choices and practice locations.

5. Meets grant guidelines and contracts by accomplishing program goals and targets, preparing and maintaining documentation and reports specific to clinical programs, participants, and goal completion, developing detailed work plans as directed for all clinical training activities, maintaining all assigned projects and activities within approved operations budget(s), and maintaining files on all activities, programs, and students.

6. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

7. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending appropriate regional, statewide, and national meetings, participating on committees as required, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the SWMO AHEC Director.

8. Helps to assure the overall success of the SWMO AHEC by performing all other duties in accordance with grant contracts and as assigned by the SWMO AHEC Director.


The Clinical Education Coordinator, AHEC is supervised by the Director of the SWMO AHEC.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 2 - 900 Points: Entry-level professional knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of non-technical administrative and managerial functions. Knowledge permits the employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in areas including communications, social sciences, art and design, education, and related functions while gaining in familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in an unspecified field or a specific background in a non-technical area. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 2 - 130 Points: Regular, but limited, supervision, training, or directing the work assignments of (a) small numbers of student, part-time or temporary workers, or (b) one or more permanent, full-time employees. The nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 4 - 500 Points: Interactions with others are somewhat unstructured. The purpose may be to influence or motivate others, to obtain information, or to control situations and resolve problems. Interactions may be with individuals or groups of co-workers, students, or the general public, may be moderately unstructured, and may involve persons who hold differing goals and objectives. Individuals at this level often act as a liaison between groups with a focus on solving particular unstructured problems. Interactions at this level require considerable interpersonal skill and the ability to resolve conflict.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.