The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator is a faculty member with an appointment in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program who has administrative reassigned time to supervise and mentor students in field placements. The faculty member also advises and teaches in the Occupational Therapy Program. Reporting to the Program Director of Occupational Therapy, the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator is a full participant in the success of the Occupational Therapy program and the fulfillment of the mission of the Occupational Therapy Program. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the level I and level II fieldwork experiences. It is the role of the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to act as a liaison between the student and the Fieldwork Educator at the facility. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator determines the most appropriate Fieldwork placement that will allow the students to achieve program learning outcomes.
Responsibilities include developing, overseeing, and evaluating Level 1 and Level 2 fieldwork experiences for students in the Master of Science program in occupational therapy; ensuring compliance with ACOTE fieldwork requirements; obtaining and maintaining clinical contracts with various health care facilities; working directly with OT students to provide high quality clinical education experiences in a variety of settings; collaborating with program faculty to integrate fieldwork experiences into the overall program of study; working with institutional staff to manage policies, procedures and affiliation agreements that comply with legal requirements; participating fully in all clinical faculty roles, including teaching within their realm of expertise; educating Fieldwork Educators, promoting excellence, integrity and service in all interactions; maintaining a program of professional scholarship; and, engaging in service to the department, profession and/or community.
Strong candidates should have experience in design and coordination of all fieldwork rotations, oversight of fieldwork relations and activities, oversight of fieldwork site selection and facility contracts, as well as conducting duties of scholarship and data management.
Please attach current CV, Cover Letter, List of Professional References, Sample Syllabi and Copies of Transcripts.
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
• A doctoral degree in occupational therapy, or a master’s degree in occupational therapy with a doctoral degree in a related field.
Note: Candidates that are close to completing a doctorate degree (ABD or all but capstone) or master’s degree will be considered for the position but with a different ranking.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in clinical practice, including supervision of occupational therapy fieldwork students (will consider relevant part-time experience)
• Licensed or eligible for occupational therapy licensure within North Carolina.
Management Preferences: Three (3) years of full-time successful graduate program teaching experience in a post-secondary setting is required. Administrative experience in higher education is highly recommended. Excellent skills in communication, organization, technology and collaboration. Experience in design and coordination of all fieldwork rotations, oversight of fieldwork relations and activities, oversight of fieldwork site selection and facility contracts, as well as conducting duties of scholarship and data management.
Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
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