Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • De Rusha Clinic
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Adjunct

Non-benefit eligible


Position Information:

Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) is looking for adjunct faculty members to provide clinical supervision to our interns in our student teaching clinic, De Rusha Clinic. This position will be for the length of our fall term (9/1/2020 - 12/18/2020). Learn more about this clinic here: De Rusha Clinic

Adjunct faculty work less than 20 hours per week.  Current schedule needs are as follows and may be filled by more than one position depending on availability:

Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesdays 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesdays 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursdays 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Adjunct Associate Clinic Faculty serving in the De Rusha Clinic are to provide high quality, evidence informed chiropractic health care to the patients of the De Rusha Clinic and provide direct, professional mentorship to the interns of the De Rusha Clinic.  This role will spend approximately 85% of their time engaged in direct supervision, mentorship, and patient care and 15% in office hours, documentation, and student communication.

The adjunct must be able to perform all aspects of patient evaluation and treatment to include, but not limited to:

  • time management - arriving on time to the clinic shift, staying on task and on time during visits
  • problem lists
  • patient histories
  • examination
  • x-ray; clinical indicators, clinical interpretation and technical aspects
  • laboratory
  • development of accurate diagnosis
  • creation of management plans
  • creation and presentation of report of findings
  • provide patient care consistent with the core teachings of NWHSU 
  • provide patient education
  • create documentation that is complete, accurate and current in compliance with clinic policy
  • understand, use and teach the designated employee health records system
  • understand and maintain the legal and ethical dimensions of clinical practice
  • understand and use EIP practice parameters
  • practice integrative care and promote the integrative care efforts of the university

Concurrent with patient care the adjunct will mentor chiropractic interns assigned to that clinic shift.  This includes:

  • involve interns with all patient evaluation, case management, communication, and treatment
  • direct all patient care with the expectation that all adjustments are either administered or observed by the adjunct faculty
  • ensure appropriate x-ray positioning and measurements and be physically in the room to take the images
  • provide and teach material consistent with the core teachings of NWHSU
  • the doctor must evaluate and provide objective feedback to assigned interns
  • understand and use the assessment platforms eMedley and Zoho forms
  • participate in the mentoring and education of interns as set-forth by the College of Chiropractic
  • participate in the orientation of new interns assigned to De Rusha

Additional duties and expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Adhere to all clinic policies and procedures
  • Must be in attendance for the entire clinic shift
  • Communicate with the clinical administration prior to absences and assist in finding coverage for shifts requiring their absence
  • Communicate with interns, staff, faculty and other providers in a meaningful, professional manner
  • Attend all mandatory De Rusha faculty meetings
  • Attend mandatory trainings and complete required certifications
  • Participate in the annual performance appraisal process

Position Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic degree is required
  • 3 + years experience in clinical practice
  • Minnesota license in good standing
  • Current CPR/BLS certification

Helpful Definitions:

  • Mentorship: A system of practical training and consultation that fosters ongoing professional development to yield sustainable high-quality clinical care outcomes. This includes demonstration of clinical care and skills, observing and providing counseling, consultation and constructive feedback.
  • Supervision: Observing as the intern performs various skills and tasks, reviewing the interns' work and providing accountability of their performance.

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.

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