Occupational Therapy Associate Fieldwork Coordinator / Clinical Instructor
University of Puget Sound
Occupational Therapy Associate Fieldwork Coordinator / Clinical Instructor
Job ID: 5688
Location: Occupational Therapy
Faculty Posting Details
Appointment: This position is a clinical instructor position that supports students within clinical education fieldwork experiences throughout the School of OT curriculum design. This primarily includes coordination of clinical sites/partners for student placement in Level I and Level II fieldwork experiences (clinical internships). The Associate Fieldwork Coordinator works collaboratively with the Academic Fieldwork & Doctoral Capstone Coordinator, as well as the Fieldwork Administrative Assistant to support accreditation (ACOTE) standards and meet student educational needs by completing tasks as delegated by the Academic Fieldwork & Doctoral Capstone Coordinator.
Responsibilities: Partners with the
Academic Fieldwork & Doctoral Capstone Coordinator to locate,
develop, and evaluate clinical/community sites for fieldwork
Partners with the Academic Fieldwork &
Doctoral Capstone Coordinator to establish legal agreements
(contracts/MOUs) with fieldwork sites; ensure they remain
up-to-date (review/renewals) per accreditation guidelines,
including coordination with site coordinators, Business Services,
and campus legal counsel, as needed.
Partners with the Academic Fieldwork &
Doctoral Capstone Coordinator to identify, facilitate, and
complete/delegate (as appropriate) onboarding aspects associated
with student site requirements, including, but not limited to:
HIPAA/OSHA/FERPA training, vaccination records, background checks,
liability requirements, and site-specific forms. Maintains records
associated with these components per accreditation and
Collaborates with AFWC to produce
accreditation reports on all applicable fieldwork accreditation
standards within a timely manner, per ACOTE guidelines.
Communicates legislative, regulatory,
legal, and practice issues affecting occupational therapy clinical
education to both faculty and clinical educators, as well as
students, as applicable.
Collaborates with AFWC to provide student
orientation to the fieldwork process
Guides students through the fieldwork
process (orientation through completion), including counseling
students on site selection, navigating professional challenges
while on site, and supporting the overall learning process.
Serves as faculty advisor for fieldwork
students during Level II fieldwork experiences.
Monitors student progress and maintains
communication with fieldwork educators throughout the duration of
Communicates with students, financial
services, registrar, and other university departments regarding all
aspects of the fieldwork experience; establishes and maintains a
student fieldwork manual.
Collaborates with fieldwork educators to
establish fieldwork objectives and learning experiences appropriate
for Level I and Level II fieldwork, and as necessary, engage in
teaching Fieldwork I & II appropriate with the individual's
clinical expertise, including directing and advising students
placed in their first Level I Fieldwork experience.
Builds and maintains relationships with
clinical community to support fieldwork placements, including
coordination of fieldwork educator workshops, alumni gatherings,
and other events as appropriate.
Collaborates with the AFWC to ensure that
the fieldwork program reflects the scope and sequence of the
Conducts site visits, as applicable, to
support FW educators and support student success.
Participates in OT faculty meetings,
student admissions process, and other department activities, as
Performs other duties as assigned: (These
have included: Serving as faculty advisor for SOTA, participating
in student recruitment events, hosting alumni gatherings, assisting
with planning for visits from students from Gunma University
(Japan), serving on University-wide committees, etc.)
Assist OT faculty, staff and
students, including supporting other administrative duties, as
Supervises assigned administrative
staff, including delegation of tasks to support fieldwork
Ability to teach clinical skills
within the context of fieldwork, clinic and/or classroom
Work with the AFWC and Department
Chair to oversee the fieldwork budget for the School of
- Licensed Washington state occupational therapy practitioner Proficient in MS Office technology, including Excel, Word, and Outlook HIPAA/FERPA compliance, including security of student educational and medical records Understanding of OT pedagogy and curriculum design Organization and maintenance of a wide range of student and site data Effective communication skills (written and verbal) in order to collaborate and problem-solve with students, faculty, and sites to support student and site needs, as necessary Minimum 10 years of clinical experience Experience as a Fieldwork Educator (FWE) supervising Level I and Level II OT/OTA students in clinical practice
Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than April 15, 2021 to ensure consideration.
Letter of Interest
Letters of recommendation (2).
Note: You will be asked to specify the email
addresses of three (3) reference providers at the time of
application due to the system requirements. The system will email
these providers on the next business day. This position requires
only two (2) letters of recommendation so please feel free to enter
your contact information into the third reference provider section
in order to meet the systems required three (3) entries.
Statement of philosophy of OT
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
Applicant's Diversity Statement:
As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/diversity-strategic-plan/ prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicant's can express their qualification:
Your lived experiences and/or
identities that speak to the department and university's commitment
to inclusion and diversity;
Demonstration of your awareness of
inequities for underrepresented student populations in education,
research experience, and other opportunities;
Brief insights on why diversity is
important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
Infusion of diversity and
diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or
Previous and/or current activities
involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
Creative ideas or strategies you
could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus
community to support the university's DSP;
Brief insights on how cultural
competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and
Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Clinical Instructor
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.
About Puget Sound:
The mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.
Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy, https://www.pugetsound.edu/gateways/faculty-staff/faculty-policies/shared-faculty-appointments/.
Puget Sound is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), Greater Washington State https://www.hercjobs.org/greater_washington_state/.
University Diversity Statement
We acknowledge the richness
of commonalities and differences we share as a university
community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that
education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon
We aspire to create respect
for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our
campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our
University community through commitment to diversity in our
recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness
to active engagement among all members of our campus
We act to achieve an
environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full
educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to
prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment
About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA