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Palmer College of Chiropractic Dean of Clinics in Davenport, Iowa

The Dean of Clinics oversees the operations and quality of patient care and clinical education, including direct oversight of the clinic faculty. The Dean of Clinic serves as the liaison between the administration and the healthcare staff (faculty clinicians and staff).



  • Responsible to the assigned administrator and has a support responsibility to all other departments and College personnel as necessary.

  • Responsible for supervision of department personnel and others as assigned by the appropriate administrator. 


  • Fosters an organizational climate that embraces and promotes the Mission, Vision, Values, and the Practice Paradigm of Palmer College of Chiropractic.

  • Provides leadership to clinic faculty, managers, and staff to ensure the highest standards of quality and service are maintained.

  • Deploys resources efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals, working with faculty and staff to balance workload and effort.

  • Provides ongoing feedback so that employees can continuously improve their supervision and mentoring skills.

  • Supervises faculty clinicians in accordance with the Davenport Collective Bargaining Agreement, including faculty training and faculty assessments.

  • Ensures compliance with College policy and with HIPAA and other federal, state, and local regulations and standards.

  • Examines and interprets Clinic data.

  • Oversees the implementation of quality improvement efforts designed to improve clinical performance and clinical education.

  • Collaborates with the Assessment, Operations, and Data Analytics departments to develop competency-based, evidence-informed clinical curricula and training programs for all clinic employees.

  • Collaborates with College and Clinic administration to develop and manage strategic planning and budget for the Davenport Clinic.

  • Recruits, mentors, develops, and retains model faculty.

  • Promotes faculty scholarship and development as essential facets of professional growth.

  • Reviews and responds to legal concerns or requests regarding clinical services.

  • Identifies and develops business relationships with external organizations/providers/community groups to promote the services of the Palmer Clinics.

  • Effectively communicates with faculty, students, staff, administrators, patients, and external community. 

  • Serve on committees as assigned or as designated by College policy.

  • Represents Palmer College Clinics at the local and national level by attending networking and educational opportunities and promoting the positive reputation of the college.

  • Provides reports to the College Provost as requested.

  • Performs all responsibilities in a manner that fully complies with Palmer’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Analytical Skills : employs analytical capabilities to assess staff performance, analyze policies, & develop plans.

  • Physician Experience : is a qualified physicians who is well-versed in healthcare processes, technology, & terminology.

  • Leadership Skills : can identify talent, manage people and processes, and represent the Palmer Clinic as senior leader to internal and external audiences.

  • Communication Skills : can influence others, manage conflicts, and promote change effectively, while applying excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Financial Management : has mathematics & financial knowledge sufficient to manage budgets and accurately interpret data.

  • Delegation : due to the large number of tasks that come under the purview of the Dean, can allocate duties effectively and monitor outcomes frequently.

  • Persuasiveness : can make compelling arguments for strategic initiatives, for resources, and for support of the Board of Trustees.

  • Other :

  • Ability to perform assigned duties with time pressures and frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to utilize general office equipment and other necessary equipment.

  • Ability to utilize College hardware and software.

  • Ability to travel when necessary.

  • Ability to work various hours as the job requires.


    Doctor of Chiropractic degree, five years of administrative experience, and established administrative or management experience in chiropractic clinical education is required. An active license to practice chiropractic is required. Additional education/training in education/healthcare/leadership is preferred. A successful candidate should expect to pursue additional training.


  • Perform sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature-controlled office setting.

  • Perform cognitive and physical functions associated with patient care.

  • Frequent need to repeatedly stand, stoop, sit, bend at the waist, walk considerable distances, lift objects up to 40 pounds, have full use of the upper extremities, perform fine motor movements with the hands and perform other similar actions during the workday.