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Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics-LAC/USC

Department of Pediatrics-LAC/USC Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Pediatrics at LAC/USC is seeking to hire a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics to join it's team.

The Clinical Instructor will work with the Clerkship Director and Associate Dean for Curriculum to develop, implement, evaluate and revise the medical student core clerkship curriculum consistent with the learning objectives of the KSOM and clerkship. Monitors overall clerkship related activities, identifies student academic and clinical issues, and provides direct and indirect teaching and observation of students. Acts as liaison for students, faculty and residents, other members of the health care team, and medical school administrative staff. Reports directly to the clerkship director.


Minimum Education:

Master’s Degree in Nursing, Physician Assistant training, certified training in a Health Related field or in Education

Minimum Years Experience:

5 years in specialty or combined experience and education in field

Minimum Requirements in Field of Expertise:

Specialty specific certification or other advance practice certification, e.g., current certification from a BRN-approved nurse practitioner program, clinical nurse specialist, or, current certification (PA-C) from the NCCPA and graduation from an ARC-PA-accredited physician assistant program

Recent (within 5 years) clinical experience in field of expertise

Possess an active California State RN/PA License

Possesses qualities, abilities and expertise in:

Competency in professional discipline and clinical specialty

Leadership/guidance, assessment, planning and evaluation of student and program performance

Verbal and written communication

Interpretation and application of policies, regulations, regulatory requirements

Organizational systems

Problem identification and resolution

Research activities

Curriculum conceptualization/development/revisions

Computer networking and web-based programs

Student development



Develops and manages special departmental projects of program/clerkship and monitors progress towards completion of the project.

Researches, gathers, organizes, interprets, and summarizes data (related to academic and clinical activities—reports, proposals, publications, presentations, etc.) for program/clerkship director and Associate and Assistant Deans for Curriculum and Student Affairs.

Assists in medical students’ evaluation process.

Assists in student relations issues, including retention and remediation.

Establishes and maintains appropriate professional network.  Maintains current knowledge of professional/regulatory guidelines, requirements and publications.  Attends and participates in professional meetings, conferences, etc.  Represents program/clerkship as delegated by the Clerkship Director, or Associate and Assistant Deans for Curriculum and Student Affairs, or as appropriate to professional education/clinical practice.

Contributes to the development and enhancement of information systems to support clerkship curriculum, student performance and evaluation and interdepartmental communication.

Serves as a key resource for program and clerkship related schedules, lectures, activities and assignments.  Interfaces with clerkship coordinator as applicable, faculty/staff and community sites regarding medical student education and core curriculum.

Attends departmental and KSOM committees as assigned.

Curriculum/program development:

Assists the program/clerkship director in the development of objectives/competencies, teaching strategies and evaluation of teaching/learning effectiveness. Keeps current with recommendations for proposed curriculum by regulatory agencies and professional organizations.

Assists with the development and revision of student performance evaluation tools.

Assists in the revision of clerkship materials.

This position offers competitive salary with excellent university benefits and an academic appointment appropriate to the level of training and experience.

Apply here and for further inquiries contact:

Rukmani Vasan, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics/LAC

2020 Zonal Avenue

Los Angeles, CA  90033

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20070521 Posted Date: 02/05/2019

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