Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Assistant Professor
Job Posting Number: F00189P
Salary: $41,003 to $75,533 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends.
Closing Date: 03/14/2017
Complete job description and application available online at: https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2999
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.
The faculty member will be responsible for fieldwork coordination, in collaboration with the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Coordinator, which includes, but is not limited to:
? Establishing placement of students for both Level I and Level II fieldwork, including maintenance of required student records and related documentation.
? Collaborating with clinical sites regarding student evaluations, specific site requirements, placement availability, curriculum design, and accreditation requirements.
? Developing and maintaining clinical site options, including acquiring and updating required contracts and/or memorandums of understanding.
? Providing on-campus seminar activities as a supplement to each fieldwork course.
? Visiting clinical sites to evaluate adequacy of student clinical education and clinical setting.
? Preparing and maintaining all accreditation documents associated with clinical placements, and ensuring the program’s compliance with the Accreditation
Council for Occupational Therapy Education’s fieldwork education requirements.
The department maintains a focus on:
? The occupational therapy assistant, including regulatory and supervision requirements.
? Clinical teaching with occupational therapy assistant students.
? Integrating requirements from many sources, including students, the college, colleagues, clinical sites, as well as regulatory and accrediting bodies.
? An appreciation for non-traditional and emerging practice approaches in occupational therapy.
? Positive relationships between students, faculty, clinical sites, fieldwork educators, and regional practitioners.
? Curriculum development.
? Diverse work loads.
? Student-centered adult learning and recognition of the potential for all students to succeed regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic background, gender, age, or disability.
The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in all levels of Occupational Therapy Assistance offered at the college including:
? Didactic courses addressing fundamentals of OTA practice
? Clinical documentation
? Reimbursement systems
? Regulatory bodies
? Clinical assessment and intervention techniques
? Medical terminology
? Health care communication strategies.
Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line, television courses, podcasts, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.
The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.
1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 17, 2017, in any discipline AND two years of professional experience in the discipline area; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area.
2. Hold and maintain a valid license to practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in the State of California,
3. Have been initially certified nationally by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy or its preceding certifying bodies by August 17, 2017.
3. Must hold/obtain and maintain the necessary licenses, certificates, etc., as needed for external agency(ies) accreditation.
4. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
Additional Salary Information: Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends.