Clinical Director

Physician Assistant Program

University Mission Statement

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian community providing education for leadership and service.

About Trevecca’s PA Program

The Trevecca Nazarene University PA Program has a rich history of being the first and longest-tenured program in Tennessee, offering all new on-campus facilities and clinical experiences in diverse settings. The PA Program is 27 months in duration and matriculates each May with a maximum class size of 50 students. The mission of our Program is to prepare professionally competent physician assistants who will use their skills to serve their communities in compassionate ministry. Our Program values experiential differences, diversity, service-mindedness, empathy, and determination. Our foundation is built on leadership and service, and we hold professionalism, integrity, equanimity, humility, and capacity for growth in the highest regard. Our vision is to provide a culture where our students are transformed through their PA educational experience, equipping them to intentionally impact the lives of their patients and community.

Overview of Position

Provide exceptional leadership and vision for the faculty and staff members that make up the program’s clinical team and report to the Program Director. The Clinical Director’s responsibilities will include assisting the Program Director and clinical team with managing the logistical demands of the PA program within its clinical phase operation.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and support for the clinical phase team in the provision of an exceptional educational experience to students within the clinical phase of the program.
  • Provide leadership and management of the program’s development, ongoing evolution, and implementation of a comprehensive assessment program for students enrolled in the clinical phase of the program.
  • Assist with the acquisition and maintenance of professional relationships with affiliated medical facilities and providers to ensure our program has an adequate inventory of clinical rotation sites that provide quality clinical experiences for PA program students.
  • Assist with the supervision of clinical site activities, including student - site schedules, clinical site development, and preceptor compliance with PA program’s published standards.
  • Facilitate the delivery of program expectations and standards to clinical sites and preceptors prior to the initiation of affiliation and/or preceptor agreements.
  • Assist with instructing and assessing both didactic and clinical phase students.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the program’s comprehensive Formative OSCEs Assessments and Summative OSCEs Assessments process.
  • Manage the provision of advising and mentoring of PA students assigned to the clinical phase of the program.
  • Assist in the review process of the program’s overall curriculum to ensure compliance with current ARC-PA Standards and that it aligns with current clinical practice standards as they relate to the provision of patient care.
  • Under the direction of the Program Director serve as a liaison for the program in interactions and correspondences with other departments within TNU and outside agencies.
  • Participate in the Program’s continuous Self-Assessment Process and efforts required for the maintenance of the program’s ARC-PA accreditation.
  • Participate in University functions and support programs as requested by university leadership.
  • Actively serve on program and university committees, and participate in local, state and national professional activities and organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program or equivalent health care experience
  • Current NCCPA certification or equivalent health care certification
  • Hold or be eligible for TN licensure
  • Computer based skills (i.e., software, analytical and report writing skills)
  • Experience with computerized learning management systems (preferred
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to create positive relationships with the PA Program’s diverse spectrum of stakeholders
  • Ability to work non-standard hours, to include evenings and weekends as needed
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Trevecca Nazarene University and the TNU Physician Assistant Program.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Character

  • Strong desire to advocate for and embody the mission and values of the University and the PA Program.
  • Graduate-level teaching experience (experience with PA program teaching and curriculum development preferred)
  • Strong collaborative, visionary, and servant leadership abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Supervisory and management skills, with responsiveness to pertinent personnel needs and issues.
  • Proactive problem-solving ability.
  • Effective time- and project-management skills.

Application Process

Interested parties who have a strong Christian testimony and are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University and the PA Program should submit applications to Ms. Tasha Adams, PA Interim Program Director, at . Application review will immediately begin and continue until the position is filled.  

Applications must include:
  • Trevecca Faculty/Administrator Application
  • Cover letter
  • CV

Please no agencies or telephone calls