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Western University of Health Sciences
  • Position Number: 4598619
  • Location: Pomona, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Education

Associate Dean For Patient Care and Clinical Education

Posting Number: A00643
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 1901-College of Dental Medicine

Function: College of Dental Medicine
Family: Academic Administration
Classification Series Title: Dean

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $25,000.00
Maximum $37,809.06

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $25,000.00
Maximum: $37,809.06

Job Summary
The Associate Dean for Patient Care and Clinical Education (ADPCCE) will be an integral member of the leadership team of the College of Dental Medicine (CDM), developing and maintaining clinical education programs that fulfill the vision and mission of the College. The ADPCCE will have the overall responsibility for the patient's oral health care experience and for the dental student's clinical educational experience. The ADPCCE serves as a Chief Clinical Officer on behalf of the Dean, and combines an array of clinic management and operations expertise, problem solving skills, human resources experience, and patient care knowledge; as well as the vision to advance the strategic goals of the CDM Leadership for the College. Additionally, the ADPCCE serves as the Dean's liaison to central administration as it relates to clinical operations, facilities, patient privacy, and infection prevention and control. Success on our team will require excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and a desire to create a collaborative environment that fosters transparency, collegiality, and diverse viewpoints.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesIndividual must possess these skills, abilities and knowledge or be able to explain anddemonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with orwithout reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.1. Recognized knowledge and experience in area of expertise.2. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups, both in writing and verbally.3. Ability to interact in an effective and positive manner with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including administration, faculty, students, staff, and outside contacts.4. Ability to effectively conduct detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality.5. Ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities in an academic environment.

Required Qualifications
Must hold a D.D.S. /D.M.D. degree from an institution accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and licensure or eligibility for licensure by credentials in the state of California. Specialists must have completed a CODA-accredited graduate program and be eligible for/or Board Certified.

The successful candidate must document and/or demonstrate: A strong record of teaching, scholarly activity and substantial and sequential administrative experience in an academic setting; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; accreditation experience and knowledge of curriculum planning and outcomes assessment; experience in fiscal responsibility, budget management, and strategic planning; demonstrated ability to foster teamwork, delegate authority and ensure accountability; demonstrated ability to be a positive, supportive role model for students; display a commitment to diversity and social justice; ability to develop and lead a patient-centered student dental practice; and value the importance and impact of community-based dental education as an integral component of the overall curriculum.Must have a valid Drivers LicenseMust maintain a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that satisfies the requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree such as an MBA or MHA preferred.

Posting Date: 09/11/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties

Job Duty
1. Oversee the operation of an efficient, patient-centered dental practice that supports the educational mission of the College of Dental Medicine, including implementation and management of vertically integrated Comprehensive Care Group Practices.
2. In collaboration with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, develop, implement and manage the clinical dental curriculum.
3. Oversee the development and maintenance of clinical policies and procedures in compliance with applicable regulations.
4. Oversee patient recruitment and retention. In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Patient Care Services, monitor, report, and follow-up on items related to patient complaints and incident reports.
5. In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Patient Care Services, oversee the implementation and maintenance of a formal system of quality assurance and clinical risk management. This will include credentialing and privileging oversight of clinical faculty.
6. Oversee clinical technology and information systems, including clinic management software with integrated electronic patient record, digital imaging, CAD/CAM, 3D printing, etc.
7. Financial Management
a. Oversee financial plans and budgets for the Dental Center in concert with the Assistant Dean of Patient Care Services.
b. Work closely with the Assistant Dean of Patient Care Services on matters related to dental and medical billing and compliance with state and federal regulations that apply. Oversee instrument management systems.
8. Ensure faculty and staff development and compliance with the Strategic Plan for the CDM. Provide direction and assistance in alignment of all faculty, staff, and programs with the direction of the Dean.
9. Collaborate with all curricular arms of the college to implement strategic initiatives and modern technology to benefit our patients and clinical education program.
10. Demonstrate solid leadership in innovation, teaching, change management, and financial management.
11. Participate with the CDM Leadership team to develop a mission-based strategy for allocation of resources and integrated curriculum.
12. In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, oversee the development of clinical competencies, student clinical assessment and evaluation systems.
13. Supervise and mentor faculty managing partners to include issues of faculty development, promotion and tenure (if applicable).

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
1. Assist in the development and implementation of a curriculum to include the continuum of the dental students clinical experience from foundational clinical skills in the dental simulation clinic, to patient-centered clinical care that integrates basic and behavior science.
2. Provide clinical and pre-clinical demonstration, supervision, and role modeling; small group seminar instruction; lecture; student supervision at community-based locations; develop on-line learning modules.
3. Work with appropriate individuals to develop clinical seminars that support the integration of foundational basic and behavioral sciences and facilitate the development of critical thinking skills.

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Job Duty
1. Establish and maintain scholarly activity in area of expertise.
2. Meet requirements for promotion and/or tenure in the College as applicable.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
1. Represent the college in the greater dental community and attend important college, university, and community events. Develop positive and mutually productive relationships with appropriate individuals/groups on campus and in the broader community.
2. Serve on appropriate College and University Committees as assigned
3. Commit to actively fostering a welcoming culture of inclusion and diversit4.
4. Participate in student recruitment activities.
5. Serve as liaison to Dental Board and appropriate testing agencies on issues related to clinical licensure examinations, mock boards, etc.
6. Maintain membership in the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Tri-County Dental Society, as well as other appropriate professional organizations.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Patient Care:
1. Participate in the provision of patient care services, as assigned, including:
a. Direct patient care that supports the educational needs of the program.
b. Direct patient care that may be too complex for students to provide.
c. Direct patient care consistent with the community service mission of the College and University.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Other Duties as Assigned:
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties for this position. The College of Dental Medicine reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

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Describe Work Environment
Duties are routinely performed in an environmentally controlled interior healthcare office. Work environment may involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials, e.g., blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, toxic substances, and ionizing radiation. Clinical environments require compliance with safety precautions, OSHA Blood borne pathogen training, and may include the use of certain personal protective equipment.

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