Health Center case doctor evaluates intern performance

Health Center case doctor evaluates intern performance

Employment Opportunities
at Sherman College

Sherman College of Chiropractic is currently accepting resumes for the position of Health Center Case Doctor.  The following job description lists the responsibilities and requirements of the position.  Qualified applicants should submit their resumes and salary requirements in confidence to Mandy Smith.

Position Title:            HEALTH CENTER RECEPTIONIST

Department:              Academic Affairs

Reports to:                  Dean of Clinics


FLSA Status: Level III (Part- Time / Non-Exempt)

Primary Function:     The health center receptionist provides a professional environment for patients, interns and faculty, and maintains efficient and effective daily procedures for processing patient visits.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. To open, supervise and close the health center reception desk as scheduled
  2. To provide quality reception services to patients
  3. To service all incoming calls in a professional manner
  4. To provide communication/reception support services to interns, x-ray supervisors, and faculty doctors
  5. To assist interns with scheduling patient visits, examinations and x-rays
  6. To report instances of outstanding professionalism or cases of unprofessional behavior to the Dean of Clinics (Professional Conduct Report)
  7. To straighten and organize the reception area, reception desk, , dressing rooms, adjusting rooms and consultation rooms on a daily basis prior to opening
  8. To assess the temperature of the patient areas of the health center and request maintenance assistance to adjust settings as necessary
  9. To maintain accurate records of all financial transactions, telephone messages, appointments, IOC attendance, etc.
  10. To practice and demonstrate caring, compassionate and ethical behavior toward patients and students
  11. To assist with inventorying and ordering health center patient care and reception supplies
  12. To assist with the orientation to health center reception procedures for  student interns
  13. To assist with decorating the health center for holidays and special events
  14. To water and care for the plants in the health center
  15. To supervise and assist with maintaining the patient gown supply
  16. To provide periodic self-evaluations and goal development
  17. Lend enthusiastic support to college policies and to fellow co-workers, particularly in the presence of students and visitors
  18. Participate in the annual Lyceum program
  19. Commitment to the mission of Sherman College and support of The Sherman Chiropractor in any way correlated to the position
  20. To assume any other duties as assigned by the lead staff member or the dean of clinics.
  21. To cross-train on other staff positions as assigned by the dean of clinics.


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  1. An understanding and support of the philosophy of chiropractic
  2. A high school diploma, experience with customer service and/or patient reception preferred
  3. A desire to work in a service-oriented environment
  4. Professional and courteous interpersonal and telephone skills
  5. Ability to perform multiple tasks while maintaining a pleasant work environment
  6. Ability to be assertive and enforce health center policies and procedures
  7. Organizational skills
  8. Computer:  MS Office

Non-Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bilingual / Spanish

Physical demands and work environment:

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job the employee works in a controlled work environment and the noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.


Position Title:          HEALTH CENTER CASE DOCTOR

Department:              Academic Affairs

Reports to:                Dean of Clinics

FLSA Status:             Exempt – Faculty Position

Primary Function:     Health Center faculty doctors practice and supervise the provision of chiropractic care to patients in the college’s chiropractic health center in accordance with the doctor of chiropractic’s responsibilities as a primary care physician and required competency standards.

Key Responsibilities:

A.   Instruction


  1. Practice, model and teach direct contact chiropractic health care as a primary care provider for patients of all ages demonstrating caring, compassionate and ethical behavior. Provide student interns with an effective, guided clinical education experience monitoring and enforcing all professional and legal requirements inherent in the responsibilities of a licensed doctor of chiropractic and holding themselves and interns accountable to required professional, accreditation and behavioral standards including:
    • history and follow-up to chief complaint, new complaints, existing issues and developing issues
    • physical and NMS examination and ongoing reexamination
    • diagnostic studies as needed
    • differentials/diagnosis and updates
    • case management/follow-up and review (including health promotion and wellness)
    • coding
    • plan of care
    • report of findings, ongoing patient education
    • referral and co-management
    • adjustment/treatment/outcomes assessment
    • patient release
    • record keeping
    • ethics and integrity
  2.  Assist with the development and implementation of clinical education and patient care procedures that inform and advance quality assurance practices to ensure patient care and student performance exceeds competency standards for state licensing, NBCE exams, accreditation and college outcomes.
  3.  Keep abreast of the latest clinical evidence, research, literature and techniques to support clinical education and improved patient outcomes
  4.  Rigorously assess intern competency and case performance in order to prepare competent primary health care providers.  Assessment includes on-going written and verbal constructive feedback (and remediation as needed) and documented follow-up to ensure improved performance is demonstrated
  5.  Exhibit and role-model a communication style that projects a professional image and enhances the doctor-patient and doctor-intern relationships
  6.  Maintain accurate and thorough patient records that provide a comprehensive information base and organized, legible documentation that is easily retrieved for the qualitative assessment of patient care, intern learning and effective risk management
  7.  Conduct and/or supervise initial patient evaluations and subsequent re-evaluations in order to develop the most appropriate plans of care for each case and to closely monitor patient progress with the intern
  8.  Ensure that re-evaluation of individual patients is performed on an appropriate schedule in order to monitor patient progress
  9.  Ensure that all required quality assurance measures are followed
  10.  Recognize and document and follow-up on contraindications and potential complications of patient care procedures and/or co-management issues
  11.  Instruct and demonstrate effective oral and written communication of recommended chiropractic care, co-management and referrals that may be indicated
  12.  Role-model the importance of and effective delivery of the report of findings and on-going patient education
  13.  Supervise, provide and assist with the administration of patient adjustments
  14.  Document x-ray diagnoses and or other diagnostic study diagnoses
  15.  Grade and audit patient records
  16.  Participate as an examiner, proctor or exam materials writer for the Clinic Entrance Exam and/or the Clinical Proficiency Examination (Exit Exam) as required
  17.  Report violations of the health center policies according to established protocol
  18.  Assist in providing a fully stocked, clean health center and to report equipment malfunctions as required
  19.  Meet faculty responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty Handbook

B.   Professional Development/Scholarship

  1.  Participate in activities that enhance individual, personal and professional growth
  2.  Acquire new skills for program enhancement and development.  For example, gain certification in chiropractic technique, diplomat status/specialty or some other aspect of clinical care/teaching
  3.  Set annual professional goals that will contribute to the attainment of college goals and objectives
  4.  Submit, to the dean of clinics, annual assessment reports detailing his/her activities relative to meeting health center goals and objectives
  5.  Actively engage in the continuous improvement of teaching and learning through teaching and learning scholarship, teaching innovation, collaboration and peer review (see faculty handbook for Research and Scholarly Activity Expectation)
  6.  Utilize individual and college-wide outcomes information for the ongoing development of his/her professional effectiveness and for the ongoing development of the effectiveness of the doctor of chiropractic educational program
  7.  Modify teaching style based on assessment results and professional development experiences. Document modifications based on assessment results
  8.  Maintain certificates and/or licenses necessary for employment eligibility
  9.  Post and maintain student office hours
  10.  Provide coverage for his/her responsibilities during foreseen absences


C.  Service to the College

  1. Demonstrate responsibility for shared governance of the college by providing active participation and contribution to the Faculty Senate and on college committees
  2. Serve as a faculty mentor to assigned students and faculty members
  3. Lend enthusiastic support to college and health center policies and to fellow faculty doctors, particularly in the presence of interns and support personnel
  4. Assist health center support personnel in the smooth operation of the health center
  5. Participate in the evaluative process for self, department and program
  6. Attend commencement exercises, faculty meetings, committee meetings and the annual Lyceum as required.
  7. Assume any other duties that may be assigned by the dean of clinics.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  1. A desire to share the philosophy, science and art of straight chiropractic and the responsibilities of a primary health care physician with future doctors of chiropractic
  2. Doctor of Chiropractic degree
  3. A current South Carolina chiropractic license
  4. At least three years full-time chiropractic practice and/or teaching experience
  5. Strong organizational, supervisory and communication skills
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  7. Ability to be assertive and enforce health center policies and procedures
  8. Current certification in Basic Life Support
  9. Computer skills:  MS Office

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Sherman College of Chiropractic is currently accepting resumes for the following positions. The jobs described below list the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Qualified applicants should submit their resumes and salary requirements in confidence to Mandy Smith at

Current employees have the opportunity to apply for posted vacancies or new positions.  However, generally no employee shall be considered for transfer unless he/she has performed competently at least one year in his/her current position.  Promotions or transfers will be based on the employee’s qualifications and upon recommendation of the department head.  Transfers will be made only with the agreement of both department heads involved.  If you wish to submit your interest in a job opening, you should discuss this with your department head or the director of human resources.

Sherman College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs.

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