Job Type: Staff Job Description: The Practicum and Internship Site Coordinator serves as administrative and clerical support to the Health Service Psychology department by assisting the Program Director and Director of Clinical Training (DCT). Under the general guidance of the DCT, the Practicum and Internship Site Coordinator will assist with general administrative tasks, Years 2-4 practicum site development, interview scheduling and broad coordination, Year 5 internship site development, application, and coordinating, student support, and other tasks as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the development a network of practicum sites, as well as relationships with site supervisors.
Monitor relationships with appropriate practicum and internship sites, and collect feedback on qualified training sites and supervisors on a regular basis, including on-site visits to sites.
Monitor safety protocols of sites including ongoing surveying of students and site supervisors.
Coordinate orientation sessions, individual and small group meetings between students and DCT to advise them regarding all aspects of clinical training.
Assist in the placement of all qualified students in practica and internships including assisting the coordination and supervision of this process and evaluating their progress.
Assist in procuring accurate records of progress utilizing practicum evaluation forms completed by supervisors through which students demonstrate competencies in clinical skills, and provide the Program Director and DCT with timely, accurate reports as requested.
Participate in accreditation and quality assurance activities to evaluate the efficacy and relevance of clinical training experiences relative to profession-wide competencies and programmatic aims.
Help create and implement the training policies within a clinical training manual.
Assume other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Program Director and/or DCT.
Other administrative tasks (i.e., filing, preparing documentation)
Participate in developing training goals, objectives, and systems
Actively participate in team and University meetings
Bachelor's degree in Psychology (BA or BS) preferred but related degrees will be considered.
Familiarity with clinical training (practicum, internship) as well as knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements.
Knowledge, sensitivity, and passion for diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and community service.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise good judgment and act professionally, sensitively, and with a high level of discretion.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to employ critical thinking and analysis to solve complex problems.
Ability to interact successfully with academic, clinical, business, and regulatory personnel.
Ability to successfully work within and support a diverse environment of students and colleagues.
Ability to work effectively as a team member to ensure that departmental goals are met by providing support to faculty, and always keeping students' and graduates' best interest as a priority.
Ability to anticipate needs and work proactively to manage the daily flow of the office
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Integrity- Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism
Compassion- Caring for students, patients, and colleagues and all humanity
Excellence- Achieving quality in all that we do
Collaboration- Working with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goals
Intellectual Curiosity- Pursuing personal and professional growth
Innovation- Embracing new practices to improve outcomes
Heritage- Remain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine
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About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.