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 over three decades, Lowcountry AHEC has been proud to support school nurses across South Carolina in their professional development through statewide conferences and meetings. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and in-person events came to a halt, Lowcountry AHEC along with their partners, were able to pivot to alternate methods to continue providing training opportunities for school nurses. One such way Lowcountry AHEC was able to adapt was implementing online modules so that school nurses could continue to receive the same professional development and learning opportunities in a virtual setting. The first course, Foundations of School Nursing , included nine modules and was uploaded to the South Carolina AHEC Learning Portal (ALP) by August 2020 . With over 1,600 registrations to this day, Foundations of School Nursing is the most popular course currently on ALP. “We began to do some work with them on online modules,” said Lowcountry AHEC Center Director Diane Mathews. “All new schoo