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Instructor/Clinical Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina
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Date Posted 06/02/2020
Faculty-Health-Physical & Occupational Therapy
Salary $75,000 -$79,000 12 Month Contract -  
Employment Type Full Time Faculty
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Instructor/Clinical Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)


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Minimum Qualifications

1. The clinical coordinator must be an initially certified OT or OTA who is licensed to practice (or eligible for licensure) by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy.
2. The clinical coordinator must hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE). The baccalaureate degree is not limited to a bachelor’s degree in OT.
3. The clinical coordinator must have a minimum of three (3) calendar years of full-time employment or the equivalent in occupational therapy practice as a registered occupational therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant.
4. The instructor must have at least one (1) year of post-secondary teaching experience or have at least two (2) years documented in clinical management or fieldwork supervision experience.
5. The clinical coordinator must have a current driver’s license issued in the US and be eligible for a NC driver’s license.

Work Experience

1.The clinical coordinator must have a minimum of three (3) calendar years of full-time employment or the equivalent in occupational therapy practice as a registered occupational therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant, including at least one (1) year of post-secondary teaching experience or two (2) years documented in clinical management or fieldwork supervision experience.
2.The clinical coordinator must have an understanding of and experience with occupational therapy assistants, including clinical supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association and the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association or another state occupational therapy association.
2. Licensed as an occupational therapy assistant.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relations skills;
2. Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills;
3. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
4. Ability to respond to questions or concerns of students or clinical site personnel outside of typical work hours;
5. Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action;
6. Ability to work as a member of a team and collaborate with others;
7. Ability to travel to clinical sites as required;
8. Ability to use technology for communication, document development and online resource utilization for instruction, clinical coordination, and for program, committee, and task force assignments. Computer skills should include experience with learning management systems and competence with Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
9. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; and
10. Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.

Essential Functions

The instructor/clinical coordinator for the OTA program is primarily responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of assigned classroom and laboratory courses, and for overall coordination of clinical instruction for OTA students. The clinical coordinator is responsible for recruiting and securing adequate clinical placements for program students and for maintaining affiliation agreements and contacts at all clinical sites. The clinical coordinator is the primary point of contact in the program for questions or concerns that arise during any clinical course in the OTA program. They are also responsible for managing individual site requirements and student health and other records pertaining to clinical placements and providing those related services and support activities that may be required for optimal student learning and effective educational programming. As a member of the OTA program faculty, the instructor/clinical coordinator is also accountable for assisting and supporting the program director and/or department dean as needed, in meeting the instructional and curricular requirements of the program, department, and division. More specifically, and consistent with the employee’s current contract of appointment, the instructor/clinical coordinator is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

Job Duties

1. Teaching all courses, (9-15 contact hours) as assigned, for the full duration of scheduled instruction;
2. Utilizing the learning management system in place at the college for instructional delivery and course management;
3. Being fully prepared with instructional plans for each class session and in accordance with the stated objectives of the course;
4. Enforcing academic policy and procedures at all times, and complying with all other institutional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom instruction and general employment;
5. Being available outside of class to students requiring additional assis¬tance;
6. Participating in advising and registration activities each semester, serving as educational advisor to assigned students as required and as otherwise requested or needed by individual students;
7. Becoming proficient in advising technologies including Colleague, WebAdvisor, and Self Service;
8. Assisting in the evaluation, revision and development of course outlines, syllabi, curriculum plans, and other instructional documentation required to meet program objectives;
9. Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of competency¬-based education and for utilizing available educational resources for the evaluation and improvement of instruction and the creation of teaching materials;
10. Assisting the program director in the identification, preview, and acquisition of needed educational resources, including textbook selection, library materials, laboratory supplies, and other instruc¬tional provisions;
11. Assisting in the recruitment of students by participation in required activities on and off campus;
12. Participating in program, departmental, divisional, and institutional meetings and other announced activities including registration, committee work and task force assignments;
13. Maintaining complete office and student records, as needed; process¬ing reports, forms, and all other requested paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the accuracy, correctness, and com¬pleteness of all data;
14. Fulfilling committee assignments and other special appointments within the educational community as well as the community-at-large, and otherwise giving appropriate support to institutional endeavors;
15. Maintaining posted office, advising and on-campus hours sufficient to fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations, as well as to meet the needs of the program, department, division, and the College;
16. Completing in-service training and other opportunities for continued professional development, including attendance at off¬-campus activities, as feasible, and generally staying abreast of developments in instructional technology and in the field of occupational therapy;
17. Serving as liaison between the clinical faculty, the program director and the affiliate agencies in regards to scheduling and quality of clinical rotations;
18. Providing for orientation/orienting clinical faculty and preceptors in the delivery of appropriate clinical instruction;
19. Coordinating meetings of the clinical faculty and agency personnel, discussing clinical problems and improving the delivery of clinical education;
20. Evaluating the clinical instructional staff and making recommendations toward the improvement of instruction to the program director;
21. Scheduling appropriate clinical rotations to assure fair and equal scheduling of students for all clinical related activities;
22. Providing regular visitation to each affiliated institution where students receive clinical experience to assure adequacy of instruc¬tion and record keeping;
23. Maintaining proper communication and supportive relations at all times with all other units and branches of the division and the College, providing assistance to them in carrying out their respec¬tive functions; and
24. Assuming other necessary responsibilities and performing additional tasks as assigned by the program director and/or department dean in meeting the needs of the program, department, division and the College.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
• Ability to lift, at times, 10 lbs.;
• Good eye/hand dexterity;
• Ability to work with little need for guidance or instruction;
• Ability to perform complex tasks at an appropriate pace to meet deadlines;
• Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex issues; and
• Ability to maintain professionalism under duress.

Required Working Hours

A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

Job Type

Full Time Faculty

Hiring Range

$75,000 -$79,000 12 Month Contract

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