This is a four months fixed term, grant-funded position.
For nearly 75 years, the University of Southern California has been dedicated to ensuring that people of every age and from every circumstance can live their lives to the fullestâno matter what. When I entered the profession more than three decades ago I looked to USC because of its reputation for innovation during the 20th century. Today, the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy proudly carries this tradition of leadership forward to improve the quality of life of people and communities across the world.
The Mrs. T.H.Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is seeking an Occupational Therapist I for a clinical trial research study that is funded by the National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research, an agency, at the National Institutes of Health. The research study has an interdisciplinary team of experts consisting of occupational therapists, biostatistician, health economist, psychologists, and dentists at USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). The main study aims to enhance oral care for children with autism spectrum disorder and there is also a separate Down syndrome cohort.
The candidate will assist with implementing the study protocol, which includes communicating with the parent or guardian of the participant, setting up appointments, coordinating and dispatching rides for the participant through a rideshare service, administering the study intervention questionnaires including occupational therapy assessments both on the phone and at the Dental Clinic atÂ CHLA, collecting and scoring electrodermal activity data, collecting, scoring and coding of video recordings, and maintaining of study documentation. Additionally, the candidate will assist with manuscript preparation and writing and conduct various administrative tasks. Â Â
The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. In addition, the candidate will have experience working with children with special needs (autism and Down syndrome) and their families and will have knowledge of sensory integration theory and treatment and multisensory environments. The candidate will have experience in research including interviewing skills, electrophysiologic measures of anxiety, and video coding. The position is full-time for four months. The day-to-day research activities will be completed at the USC Health Sciences Campus and data collection will be conducted at the Dental Clinic at CHLA.
Qualifications include an earned Occupational Therapy Doctorate and fully bilingual in English and Spanish. The candidate must have already passed or pass the CHLA Spanish Language Proficiency Assessment prior to hire.
The anticipated start date is January 7, 2021.
Education:Â Master's degree
Experience: 2 years or Doctoral degree
USCÂ has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.Â To view more information, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Registered Occupational Therapist with background in related field. Current BCLS CPR certification and knowledge of emergency first aid procedures.
Internal Number: REQ20094613
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.