The position of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Chair is one that organizes the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine discipline at the College and the College affiliated practices. The position organizes and participates in the delivery of the educational and research programs related to osteopathic manipulative medicine and primary care.
1. Oversee and assure the planning and the delivery of the Primary Care / OMM Curriculum for years OMS 1 through OMS 4.
2. Oversee and participate in the on campus PPC/OMM lecture and lab each Tuesday and Thursday.
3. Assure all standardized patient training, testing, and grading in your discipline and participate in each area.
4. Provide Clinical Services and Teaching of VCOM students in an OMM practice in an affiliated clinical site four half days per week.
5. Assure the College remains current with primary care and OMM education, health care, and health policy (federal, state, and local) within your discipline.
6. Meet twice annually with the OMM Chair for the VCOM Virginia and Carolinas campus for a curriculum retreat, for curriculum planning and revision, and to assure that like curriculums are being taught on both campuses.
7. Serve as a liaison for the College with other academic sites, national colleges and agencies, and appropriate entities that align with the Physician’s discipline.
8. Assist the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs with the development and integration of the OMM and Primary Care Department and Curriculums.
9. Represent the College in a positive and productive manner in areas as assigned by the Dean.
10. Participate in the Development and Administration of the Neuro-musculoskeletal Residency or Fellowship leading to certification or CAQ.
11. Assist in the development and delivery of OMM research within your department.
12. Assist in the OMM teaching for the OMS III and OMS IV affiliated clinical sites per telecommunications and VCOM TV, in faculty development, and in CME.
13. Such other duties that fall within the administration of the Physician’s discipline as agreed upon from time to time with the Dean.
14. Serve as a principal investigator or co-investigator for research in OMM when appropriate.
15. Oversee the development of OMM rotations and OMM clinical faculty for VCOM students.
16. Participate in faculty development and faculty meetings.
17. Obtain/Maintain literacy in your field.
18. Be familiar with and adhere to the administrative and academic practices, policies and procedures of the College as set forth in the Faculty Handbook, College Catalog and College Policies Manual.
19. Submit an annual Faculty Activity Report.
20. Participate in committees and student interviews College as assigned by the Dean.
21. Perform all duties as outlined in the employment contract.
22. Perform other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions and Efforts: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands and vision for office equipment such as computers; talk or hear; moderate telephone usage. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee needs to have adequate physical skills to perform and teach OMT techniques in the outpatient and inpatient setting.
Work environment: Office environment. Outside travel required 10% of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. The employee needs to be able to coordinate and comfortably work with peers, superiors and subordinates in order to create a friendly work environment.
This position is classified as exempt, at the Professional level, because it requires the advanced knowledge of a “learned professional” in which to meet the job duty requirements.
VCOM Core Values: The employee is expected to adhere to all VCOM polices. VCOM faculty/ staff are to maintain a positive attitude in all working relationships with all VCOM departments, employees, medical students, prospective medical students, interns and residents.
Education: D.O. degree from an accredited college.
Licensure or certification: Board Certification in NMM/OMM
Experience: A minimum of five years of clinical experience as well as academic teaching experience in an osteopathic institution.
Skills required for this position:
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Strong team player
Commitment to company values
Basic computer proficiency
Successful candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check.
Preferences are given to applicants who have the following skills or attributes:
Experience or training in various OMT techniques such as cranial, counter-strain, HVLA
Internal Number: OMM
About Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is a four-year osteopathic medical school offering the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. Osteopathic physicians are licensed in every state to practice the full scope of medicine including examining patients, diagnosing illness, writing prescriptions, performing surgery, as well as providing musculoskeletal manipulation. Osteopathic physicians enter every field of medicine from family practice to neurosurgery. The majority of osteopathic physicians; however, practice primary care, with approximately one-fourth of the profession providing care in small communities and rural areas.
The Auburn Campus is located in Auburn, Alabama. As VCOM's newest educational partner, the collaborative partnership with Auburn University is much the same as the college’s relationship with Virginia Tech. Students have access to a variety of large university events from athletics to research and the arts; yet the VCOM campus itself offers the nurturing feel of the small private college. The campus is located on over 16 acres and includes walking paths and a lake with areas to relax and spend time outdoors.