South Carolina AHEC is seeking a senior researcher to lead the SC Office for Healthcare Workforce. After ten years of leadership, SCOHW director Linda Lacey will be stepping down later this year. This position leads a research team and serves in a leadership role. The role requires a background in health services research or the social sciences and an established record of research related to factors/policies affecting the supply of or demand for healthcare professionals and para-professionals. The successful candidate will hold a full-time adjunct faculty appointment at the Medical University of South Carolina, where the South Carolina AHEC program office is housed administratively. However, this position lies entirely within the SC AHEC program office.Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter through the Medical University of South Carolina HR website.
For many years, orientation for school nurses in South Carolina has been an in-person event; however, due to COVID-19, this orientation, like so many other in-person events, was cancelled this past year. Yet the need to orient South Carolina's school nurses remains critical. Recognizing this need, a team consisting of Lowcountry AHEC staff, South Carolina Association of School Nurse President Dawn MacAdams and South Carolina Department of Education State School Nurse Consultant Vicky Ladd developed a plan to deliver the orientation as an online, self-paced course. The instructors supported the format change, working to convert their in-person sessions to online content, and Lowcountry AHEC will provide nursing credit for the series over the next two years. The orientation went live in the fall of 2020 and is available at no cost to South Carolina school nurses on the new and improved South Carolina AHEC Learning Portal. To find out more and register, visit the Foundations of School