Occupational Therapy Associate Fieldwork Coordinator / Clinical Instructor

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Puget Sound

Occupational Therapy Associate Fieldwork Coordinator / Clinical Instructor
Job ID: 5688
Location: Occupational Therapy
Full/Part Time:  

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 experiences 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 site-specific guidelines. 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 student placements. 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 curriculum design. 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 assigned. 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 requested Supervises assigned administrative staff, including delegation of tasks to support fieldwork education Ability to teach clinical skills within the context of fieldwork, clinic and/or classroom instruction.

Budget Responsibilities:
    Work with the AFWC and Department Chair to oversee the fieldwork budget for the School of Occupational Therapy.

  • 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.

Required Documents:
    Curriculum vitae Letter of Interest Diversity Statement Unofficial transcripts 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 clinical education

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 service; 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 department/university colleague.

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 multiple perspectives. 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 community. 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


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