Clinical Education Supervisor

Duties

The Department of Midwifery is accepting applications for a full-time Clinical Education Supervisor to join our team. Our mission is to educate and inspire leaders in midwifery and maternal child health systems.

Department of Midwifery Mission and Equity Statement

Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: All new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 

The Clinical Education Supervisor works to promote excellence in midwifery clinical education by overseeing the clinical education aspects of the Master of Science in Midwifery program.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Provide oversight of clinical training and the acquisition of clinical skills of all students in the Master of Science in Midwifery program. Tasks include but are not limited to:
    • Prepare students for successful clinical placements leading to mastery of entry-level midwifery skills as the instructor of the Orientation to Practicum courses (two non-credit bearing classes in the first two quarters of the program) and Clinical Seminar 1 (a one-credit course in the spring).
    • Facilitate the placement of all midwifery students into clinical training sites with input from and in coordination with student needs and available clinical sites.
    • Oversee the training and use of the clinical tracking systems used by students for record-keeping.
    • Monitor student acquisition and demonstration of clinical skills via quarterly evaluations provided by preceptors.
    • Provide regular feedback to students about their progress in Practicum.
    • Ensure that Department of Midwifery clinical requirements meet those of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) and that our tracking systems accurately reflect these.
  • Collaborate with the Department Chair and Preceptor Coordinator to create systems and initiatives designed to engage and support our preceptors and Community Faculty as educators.
  • Oversee and facilitate Department of Midwifery annual objective structured clinical exams: Advanced Clinical Exam (ACE) and Basic Clinical Assessment (BCA).
  • Supervise Preceptor Coordinator.

The Clinical Education Supervisor is essentially a bridge from student to preceptor. They are responsible for facilitating student placements, with a particular focus on site pairings that support student safety and that support student and preceptor trust to facilitate timely and effective learning.

The Clinical Education Supervisor is a teacher: they support the preceptors in learning how to teach or improving their teaching techniques and strategies, and they support the students in integrating preceptor feedback and learning what for many is an entirely new skill set.

They are also a teacher of professionalism, assisting students and preceptors in excelling in their professional communication and interactions, both together and in the context of the larger midwifery community. To this end, the Clinical Education Supervisor must model strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including grammar, proofreading, writing and editing abilities.

The Clinical Education Supervisor is above all a facilitator of human relationships, particularly in challenging and exhausting moments, and understands that their role is to help individuals strategize how they navigate conflict and communication rather than fixing it for them. They must be able to maintain calm and organization in the midst of rapidly expanding and changing needs, be collaborative, proactive and a strong problem solver.

This person must have a vehicle and be able to travel and network with current and prospective preceptors. This position requires strong administrative as well as computer and internet skills. We use Microsoft Office products in general, and Typhon for clinical education tracking. This is a full time, very demanding position and would not be a good match for a currently practicing midwife.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Graduated from an accredited midwifery education program (required)
  • Direct experience as a midwifery educator in a clinical setting (preferred)
  • Familiarity with direct-entry midwifery practice in North America
  • 2-4 years prior experience in a busy “customer-service” oriented office
  • Experience in a supervisory role, evaluating performance, giving feedback, enhancing teamwork
  • Progressive experience in decision making, setting policies and procedures, and project management
  • Strong conflict mediation and resolution skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, experience and training (required)

A budget for job-related travel expenses including mileage and meals is provided by the University.

How to Apply:

Please refer to job #22-008 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter, resume, and diversity statement to: jobs@bastyr.edu.

Other Notes:

Bastyr University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and prescription coverage; generous paid time off; access to Bastyr’s Centers for Natural Health; and a competitive 403(b) retirement plan.

Bastyr University does not discriminate against any person in matters of employment, application for employment, student or applicant for admission, or participation in our programs or benefits on the basis of the following protected classes: ancestry, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), ethnic or national origin (includes language use and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), marital status, genetic information, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), veteran or military status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact jobs@bastyr.edu to request or discuss a special accommodation due to a disability.

All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or jobs@bastyr.edu.