The Department of Allied Health in the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven is seeking to hire an 24-credit, Practitioner in Residence in the area of Paramedicine. This is a position to be filled for Fall 2020.
The University of New Haven School of Health Sciences trains competent, caring health professionals by delivering innovative, interdisciplinary healthcare education and services that are student-centered, focused on excellence, with a global reach. The School aims to be a regional destination and nationally recognized leader for healthcare education and services at the forefront of healthcare for the 21st century. The School of Health Sciences is comprised of six undergraduate and three graduate programs offered on its West Haven, Connecticut campus. The School’s faculty include 55 full-time and clinical faculty, an on-campus Dental Center and Health Sciences Simulation Laboratories.
The University of New Haven School of Health Sciences is one of the most progressive health science schools in the US for its approach to integrate all health professionals—from technicians to physicians—in an interdisciplinary, interprofessional educational experience focused on its three primary pillars: prevention, professional ethics, and health technology. The School has embarked upon a 10-year plan of launching one new academic program each year for the next 10 years. This includes the creation of a market competitive health sciences core curriculum, the creation of innovative dual admission programs, and the creation of new clinical and non-clinical health programs in public health, digital health, athletic training, rehabilitation sciences and more. The School of Health Sciences has strong relationships with multiple health systems in the southern New England region that provide ample opportunities for research, community partnerships, and other collaborations.
The Paramedicine program is one of the key components of the School of Health Sciences. The University of New Haven is in a unique position in regard to the preparation of the future health care workforce. A college-level degree in paramedicine is on the leading edge of health care and can address the anticipated demand for pre-hospital care workers as the average age of the US population increases. Currently, about 12.5 percent of the US population is 65 or older; this is expected to reach 16 percent by 2020 and 21 percent by 2050. This means that employment of paramedics is expected to grow by 15 percent by 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employers will require a highly educated workforce to survive in an outcome-based health-care system. The new workforce will require the critical thinking skills necessary for innovation and creativity.
Teach 8 courses per year at the undergraduate level
Advise and mentor students in the School of Health Sciences, specifically Paramedicine
Serve on departmental, college and university level committees
Assist with the operations, recruitment, and curriculum for the program
• Develop relationships with local organizations and partners for clinical experiences for paramedicine students
An earned master’s degree in health/science
Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level
Experience advising, mentoring or coaching students or peers
Experience teaching in accredited clinical programs
Experience with developing clinical programs including establishing clinical rotations and partnerships
Experience working in diverse, multidisciplinary teams Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background investigation. The hiring
salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity.
Internal Number: 20-13F
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.
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