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Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor

 

The Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint is currently searching for an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor for the first entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program in the state of Michigan. The OTD program is a professional (or clinical) doctorate, which is the highest level of academic preparation that an entry-level occupational therapist can obtain. Our program preparation for the entry-level OTD exceeds that of an entry-level master’s degree. Being on the forefront of this professional movement allows our students to be among the most coveted graduates regionally and nationally. The proposed start date for the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program is Fall 2019. 
Responsibilities
The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator is responsible primarily for coordinating the Level II clinical education and placements for the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program. The position is a 12-month 50% administrative, 50% faculty position as a clinical track assistant professor. Responsibilities also include a reduced teaching load in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program to ensure that the needs of the fieldwork program are met. 
Duties include but not limited to:
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (.5 FTE) 

Ensures sufficient number of clinical fieldwork experiences in traditional, non-traditional, and emerging settings.
Maintains documentation including: criteria and process for selecting fieldwork sites, memoranda of understanding, site objectives, site data, and site requirements.
Works collaboratively with clinical sites to ensure established fieldwork objectives are mutually agreed upon between academic program, clinical site and student prior to the start of placement.
Documents and verifies supervisors' credentials and licenses prior to the start of placements.
Provides annual fieldwork education conferences/trainings to clinical supervisors including, but no limited to, program curriculum and supervision and teaching strategies to ensure coordination between didactic and clinical training.
Maintains and documents communication between the academic fieldwork coordinator, student, and clinical supervisor to ensure proper supervision and student success.

Clinical Assistant Professor (.5 FTE)
Teaches courses in areas of expertise.
Maintains personal scholarship.
Participates in service activities to support the University, community and profession.

Required Qualifications
Doctoral degree in occupational therapy or relevant discipline.
Minimum of 3 years of full time post-licensure clinical practice.
Minimum of 2 years of experience as an AFWE or FWE in occupational therapy or a minimum of 2 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in an occupational therapy education program.
Licensed OT in Michigan or in a U.S. jurisdiction.
Record of involvement in AOTA and state OT associations.

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must attach a resume which includes a cover letter along with their work and education history. Complete the online application at www.umjobs.org job posting #166201 and upload the curriculum vitae. Since this is a faculty position, also mail copies of transcripts to UM-Flint, Occupational Therapy Department, 2130 William S. White Building, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48502, Attention: Dr. Nancy Vandewiele Milligan.

For additional information contact:
Melissa Richardson, HR Administrator-College of Health Sciences, 3180 William S. White Building, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48502, (810) 424-5574, [email protected]

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Posted March 13 - April 12, 2019


The Holmes County Board of DD is taking applications for an Occupational Therapist to provide therapy evaluations and services for our school (5-21 years old) and early intervention (0-2 years old) programs. This is a full-time (30 hr/4 day/week) position during the school year. During summer months, this position provides early intervention services roughly 2 days/week. Excellent benefit package. Must have current license to practice occupational therapy in the State of Ohio. Salary negotiable. Send resume and licensure documentation to the attention of Curtis Goehring, Business/HR Manager at: Holmes County Board of DD, 8001 TR 574, Holmesville, OH 44633. We are an approved "Public Service Loan Forgiveness" employer. Deadline for application is April 15, 2019. Position starts August 2019. 

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Posted February 22 - April 15, 2019


Lead Occupational Therapist – Full Time 
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Akron, OH 
*Sign-on Bonus Available* 

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center (Akron, OH) is searching for a Lead Occupational Therapist to join our Inpatient Therapy department. Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center is a physician-owned orthopedic hospital, bringing together Greater Akron's most respected group of orthopedic surgeons at locations convenient for you. The Center's board-certified surgeons have the training and knowledge to improve your quality of life. The Lead Occupational Therapist performs all duties and responsibilities of Staff Occupational Therapist such as evaluates, establishes treatment plans, and administers a medically prescribed occupational therapy program in accordance with professional guidelines as described by the American Occupational Therapy Association. As assigned, assists with supervision of daily operations of Occupational Therapy department. Provides input on the development and implementation of treatment policies and procedures, positively impacting service outcome and delivery costs. Utilizes corporate strategic plans and policies as a framework to plan and deliver high quality patient care in a cost effective manner.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Includes the following but are not limited to: Occupational Therapist (OT) Duties
 Performs all duties and responsibilities of staff occupational therapist including OT patient care needs/coverage; administers therapeutic treatment(s)
 Bills daily charges consistent with Occupational Therapy services rendered in order to ensure accurate correlation between work performed and billable service.  Consults with physician, other health care professionals, certifying agencies and reimbursement sources regarding patient status and progress
 Evaluates/re-evaluates patient’s functional ability and physical status consistent with diagnosis and physician referral
 Establishes treatment frequency, duration, and Rehab potential. Alters, revises, or discontinues therapy according to patient response
 As part of treatment program, provides timely instruction to patients and caregivers in activities, adaptive equipment and therapeutic exercise for purposes of discharge planning and posthospital/outpatient treatment care
 Assesses need for, selects and issues appropriate adaptive equipment for the patient as part of evaluation and treatment. Process appropriate paperwork to facilitate distribution of same per department policy and procedure
 Prepares timely and accurate reports to physicians. Co-signs documentation of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) per departmental policy and procedure Supervisory Duties
 Assists in supervision of training, work assignments, and performance appraisals of staff
 Acts as department supervisor, as assigned, or when director/manager is unavailable
 Assists in interviewing, selecting, and training, assigning work and appraising performance of staff. Counsels and disciplines staff, as needed
 Assists with departmental scheduling, budgetary process, assigns staff duties and coordinates patient care, customer satisfaction and HR issues
 As assigned, supervises professional, per diem, and supportive Occupational Therapy staff and contracted occupational therapy
 Communicates and exemplifies vision for interdisciplinary unit teams including coaching, mentoring, directing, supporting, and teaching
 Performs all duties and responsibilities of staff occupational therapist including OT patient care needs/coverage
 Bills daily charges consistent with Occupational Therapy services rendered in order to ensure accurate correlation between work performed and billable service
 Consults with physician, other health care professionals, certifying agencies and reimbursement sources regarding patient status and progress
 Evaluates/re-evaluates patient’s functional ability and physical status consistent with diagnosis and physician referral
 Demonstrates support of new policies, procedures, programs, hospital and departmental goals, philosophies and the administration of such
 Assists staff with problem identification, analysis, correction, and outcome assessment; and communicates results to manager/supervisor
 Ensures compliance of all therapy staff with all Quality, Infection Control, Patient Safety and Satisfaction, and Performance Improvement Initiatives

OTHER FUNCTIONS
 Participates on numerous program review committees, as assigned
 Facilitates self-directed work teams in Occupational Therapy
 Initiates, develops and participates in teaching programs for department and other professionals and throughout CCOC
 Serves as a speaker and provides information to a variety of community/special interest groups in order to further public knowledge of Occupation Therapy profession and/or services provided
 Keeps manager informed on key issues.
 Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy or Bachelor’s Degree and certificate in Occupational Therapy
Current license issued by the Ohio Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Athletic Trainers Board to practice Occupational Therapy in the State of Ohio.
Current NBCOT (National Board of Certification of Occupation Therapy) Licensure
Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider (CPR) certification through the American Heart Association required
A minimum of two (2) years professional experience preferred.

Application Process: Apply online today at https://www.crystalclinic.com/careers

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Posted January 25 - March 25, 2019