Occupational Therapy Assistant Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Pima Medical Institute
San Marcos, CA
Coordinate the clinical (fieldwork) education and instruction of students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
- Secure new clinical sites and contractual agreements. Coordinate the tracking and verification of all program clinical affiliation contracts. Ensure contracts with clinical sites are current, accurate, viable and adequate in meeting program needs.
- Review student success rates by class and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
- Monitor competency evaluations and clinical records with students. Conduct orientation for students to each clinical education site.
- Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.
- Evaluate the performance of students regarding course objectives and makes necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
- Visit clinical sites to review and evaluate students’ clinical performance and progress. Coordinate with site instructors to ensure clinical education is effective. Communicate progress and performance during fieldwork visits.
- Ensure that academic and fieldwork instructors collaborate in establishing clinical objectives. Communicate curriculum objectives to instructors.
- Coordinate the clinical education for the Occupational Therapist Assistant program. Coordinate and revise the clinical education plan. Recommend changes to the Program Director. Ensure instructors collaborate to design appropriate fieldwork experiences.
- May assist the Program Director with student applicants for admission into the program.
- Coordinate with clinical staff to establish a regular site for students. Coordinate the scheduling of students within the department. Develop clinical objectives and evaluations.
- Perform the duties of an Occupational Therapist Assistant instructor.
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
- Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
- Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program).
- Certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant with current licenses, certifications, or other designations as required by local, state, or federal laws to work in the field.
- Three (3) years of experience in the field of occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant.
- Documented expertise in areas of teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method.
- Experience as a clinical instruction and/or clinical coordinator preferred.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.