Midwestern University
October 11, 2019
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This full-time Clinical Faculty position for Occupational Therapy will provide pediatric services and administrative leadership for the new Midwestern University Therapy Institute in collaboration with speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, vision therapists, and clinical psychologists.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must possess a masters or doctoral level degree and be licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in Arizona. Greater than 7 years clinical practice will be essential.  Candidates must have advanced knowledge in areas of pediatric assessment and treatment especially sensory processing, neurodevelopmental treatment, psycho-social development, oral-motor/feeding, and family-centered practice. Exceptional interpersonal communication, organizational, leadership skills are required. This position will also require experience in classroom teaching, supervising work-study and Level I and Level II fieldwork students.  Preferred candidates will possess prior independent practice in occupational therapy with strong administrative and supervisory skills, experience supervising student rotations, and evidence of professional and community service.

Exceptional candidates will also possess:

  • Knowledge of current national trends in occupational therapy clinical education
  • Knowledge of legal, regulatory, and practice issues in occupational therapy practice and education
  • Knowledge of various models for student supervision in clinical education
  • Involvement in local, regional, or national clinical educator groups
  • A record of scholarly activity
  • Potential to contribute to programmatic initiatives aligned with expertise and experience

Duties of the Position:

  • Assessment and treatment of pediatric clients and their family
  • Clinical supervision and/or provision of clinical services, as needed
  • Collaboration with other Midwestern University clinical faculty within Speech-Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Optometry and Clinical Psychology
  • Responsible for supervision of scheduling, billing and consistent patient care.
  • Collaborating with Occupational Therapy Program Faculty and Masters Students in regards to Level I practical experience.
  • Managing clinical documentation & records, and reporting clinical data
  • Mentoring/advising students within the program
  • Participating in service to the university, profession and community
  • Engaging in scholarly activities
  • Contributing to the interdisciplinary teaching and interaction between the various programs/schools within Midwestern University (Speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, clinical psychology, optometry, physician assistant studies, dental and osteopathic medicine).

Preferred Areas of Expertise: Pediatrics with emphasis on family centered practice.  Knowledge and clinical experience with sensory processing and behavioral disorders, psycho-social challenges, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy/motor disorders and oral-motor/feeding.  Strength in administration, supervision and education will be necessary.

Please apply directly on our website by clicking here.

The Masters of Science Occupational Therapy Program at Midwestern University is part of the College of Health Sciences.  The program involves cohorts of 40 students who complete a 27-month program of both didactic learning and clinical experiences.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.