Assistant/Associate Professor, NMM/OMM


Assistant/Associate Professor, NMM/OMM
Western University of Health Sciences


Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department1460-Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Type of Position

Job Summary
The mission of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) is to prepare students to become technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate physicians who are lifelong learners and will serve society by providing comprehensive, patient-centered healthcare with the distinctive osteopathic philosophy.

The role of the faculty in the Department of NMM/OMM is to train students according to the COMP Mission Statement. This is accomplished through excellence in curriculum, translational research, service and osteopathic clinical practice. The faculty member is expected to mentor and be a role model for students.

Essential Job Duties
10% Develops an integrated approach to osteopathic medical education between the Department of NMM/OMM and Western University of Health Sciences' (WesternU) faculty, staff and administration.
10% Assists with integrating OPP into all aspects of the four-year academic curriculum at WesternU.
10% Participates in the first- and second-year didactic programs as a lecturer.
10% Participates as a facilitator in the third and fourth year clinical rotations programs as assigned.
10% Receives training as the OMSI discipline lead and curriculum with the eventual assumption of the OMSI discipline lead or co-discipline lead position.
5% Participates in professional organizations as assigned to represent Western U and the Department of NMM/OMM (e.g., AAO, AOA, Osteopathic Cranial Academy, etc.).
5% Provides service to the University and Community whenever possible.
5% Participates in community health projects as schedule by COMP, i.e. Community Driven Physicals, Health Screening, Health Fairs, etc.
20% Administers healthcare to the public, and to employees and students at WesternU, while instructing students in the clinic who are on their clinical rotations at the University's patient care clinics and utilizes NMM/OMM as an integral component of the care provided.
10% Responsible for maintaining intellectual integrity and striving for academic excellence in his/her teaching.
5% Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. The University/College reserves the right to add or change duties at any time, such as, participation in community health projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Able and willing to practice NMM/OMM as an adjunct to primary care medicine.
2. Ability to communicate effectively with others, in person, in writing, and via other electronic means, such as telephone, email, and the Internet.
3. Ability to interact effectively with administration, faculty, staff and students.
4. Must possess strong organizational, management and administrative abilities.
5. Have demonstrated proficiency in the field of Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Required Qualifications
1. Doctor of Osteopathy degree.
2. Evidence of expertise in the application of osteopathic principles and philosophy and OMT in clinical practice.
3. Experience of 2-3 years in Family Medicine or other specialty
4. Licensure: Unrestricted State Medical License & Unrestricted Drug Enforcement Agency certificate

Preferred Qualifications
1. Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, or other specialty board.
2. Preference may be given to individuals possessing residency training in NMM/OMM and/or ONMM
3. Bilingual (English/Spanish)

List comments regarding work hours
Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Incomplete applications will not be considered. No telephone calls please.

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?

If yes, list maximum weight and duration
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are normally performed in a typical office or medical setting. The noise level in this setting is usually loud due to working in an open area.

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