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Orange County/Irvine, CA

Job Description:

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC), with clinical experiences in the evaluation and treatment of adults with neurological and physical disabilities across various settings, collaborates with the other Academic Fieldwork Coordinators (AFWC) of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program to support the programs fieldwork education. The AFWC is responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of student fieldwork experiences in collaboration with the other AFWCs, fieldwork educators and in compliance with the standards of accreditation. This is a full-time position to ensure that the needs of the fieldwork program are being met. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator will report to the Master of Occupational Therapy Program Director.

Employment Status:

full-time, salaried, exempt

Date Posted:

Nov 10th, 2020

Essential Functions:

  • Provide support in the management and supervision of the fieldwork of the MSOT program in accord with the needs of the fieldwork program and the vision, strategic plan, and goals of the college.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the standards of the ACOTE pertaining to fieldwork in the MSOT program.
  • Ensure that the fieldwork education in the MSOT program meets the following requirements:
  • The fieldwork program reflects the sequence and scope of content in the curriculum design in collaboration with faculty so that fieldwork experiences strengthen the ties between didactic and fieldwork education.
  • Agreements with fieldwork sites reflect themes of the curriculum design and realities of the healthcare environment affecting the program; and
  • Fieldwork agreements are sufficient in scope and number to allow completion of graduation requirements in a timely manner in accordance with the policy adopted by the program as required by ACOTE.
  • Coordinate the fieldwork process by selecting and developing fieldwork sites, scheduling fieldwork experiences, overseeing administrative requirements (i.e. fieldwork contracts and student health records), submitting appropriate forms to ACOTE, and fostering positive relations with the local healthcare community.
  • Ensure that students participating in fieldwork experiences maintain documented current immunization status according to the programs policy and individual site requirements.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the on-site fieldwork educators and provide training and support in order to enhance their student programs and develop fieldwork experiences that align with the fieldwork course learning objectives.
  • Provide consultation for students throughout the academic program regarding preparation for and selection of fieldwork experiences as well as for students and fieldwork educators to promote the students successful completion of the fieldwork program.
  • Monitor quality of fieldwork experiences and instruction by fieldwork educators through fieldwork site visits and student evaluations of fieldwork experiences.
  • Support the Program Director of the MSOT program with the development and implementation of policies for the withdrawal of students from fieldwork education placement when necessary.
  • Support the Program Director of the MSOT program in the preparation and submission of regular reports regarding the fieldwork portion of the program to ACOTE, other regulatory agencies, and the Chief Executive Officer of the college, as required.
  • Support the Program Director of the MSOT program by teaching courses in the area of expertise, as required by the program and college and in subordination to the primary responsibilities for management and supervision of the fieldwork portion of the MSOT program.
  • Maintain currency in the area of expertise by participating in scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning) as defined by ACOTE.
  • Attend departmental meetings, graduation ceremonies, and other college meetings or events, as required.
  • Foster an educational environment that is conducive to learning, respect, integrity, teamwork, and professionalism.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to all constituencies and partners of the college.
  • Perform other duties that do not interfere with the management and supervision of the fieldwork program, as assigned by the Program Director of the MSOT program.

Qualifications:

  • An earned doctoral degree in occupational therapy or a related major and awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
  • Initial registration by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
  • Current and unencumbered licensure in the state of California.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of documented clinical experience in more than one practice area relevant to the curriculum of the colleges occupational therapy program.
  • Desire to engage in scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning).
  • Experience in the management and development of faculty and/or staff.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes, as defined by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in working with diverse constituencies inside and outside the campus community.
  • Skill in planning and implementing projects with vision, creativity, energy, and collegiality.
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements of accrediting, state, and federal agencies for education, work experience, and certification/licensing to perform in the stated position.
  • Knowledge of institutional, accrediting, state, and federal standards, laws, and/or regulations for higher education.
  • Facility in using computer technology systems current in higher education.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
  • While on-campus faculty, staff, and students will engage in daily self-monitoring which will include COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell.
  • Faculty, staff, and students are required to wear face coverings when on campus.
  • Telework/ Remote work is available temporarily for non-essential operations due to COVID-19.
  • Travel up to 25% within Los Angeles County and Orange County is required.

Work Environment:

  • Standard office setting.
  • Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
  • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis.
  • Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

We Offer:

  • Professional opportunities in a growing organization.
  • An organization that values and appreciates its employees.
  • A highly competitive pay and benefits package
  • A strong community service culture.

Stanbridge University is an equal opportunity employer with values and appreciation for its employees.


About Stanbridge University

Founded in 1996, Stanbridge University offers specialized degrees at the Master, Bachelor, and Associate levels in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. Stanbridge is based in Irvine, California with an annual enrollment of over 1,600 students. For each year from 2009 through 2015, Stanbridge has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. In 2017, Stanbridge University was awarded the 2017 School of the Year Award by California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for outstanding educational practices among higher education institutions. In 2016, Stanbridge University was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service from CAPPS for offering students quality higher education while simultaneously maintaining efforts to assist the local community. Stanbridge University has been selected as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and also received its 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award for creating a comprehensive student services program that enhances student achievement outcomes. In 2013, Stanbridge University received the ACCSC Community Service Award for outstanding outreach to the local and global community. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., has named Stanbridge University one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2016. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call 888-789-6208.