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.)
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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