5609 Clinical Education Coordinator - Area Health Education Center


TITLE Clinical Education Coordinator - Area Health Education Center




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Southwest Missouri Area Health Education

Center (SWMO AHEC)


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/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a health-related field, and at least one year of experience in a health-related field or a Master’s degree in an administration or health-related field is required. Experience in clinical training programs and preceptor development is preferred. Prior experience working in an Area Health Education Center 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. Prepares and facilitates preceptor development workshops and materials in collaboration with health systems and medical/allied health programs.

4. Assists the Director in developing a strategic plan for the implementation of an initiative to recruit preceptors in rural and underserved areas by collaborating with SWMO AHEC staff, the advisory board, other regional AHECs, and the Missouri Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in developing contacts with prospective preceptors.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Works closely with each health system, the medical schools, and allied health programs to develop and manage a student /preceptor master schedule, schedules 3rd and 4th year medical student clinical rotations with health system preceptors and medical staff by speaking at new physician orientation, when applicable, and attends meetings, and arranges and provides student site tours and orientation.

8. Contacts and meets with current and potential preceptors for recruitment and faculty development on a regular basis to ensure the sustainability and growth of the clinical program.

9. 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.

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

11. 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.

12. 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.