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  • 06 Aug 2022 7:27 PM | Anonymous


    Clinical Assistant Professor - Occupational Therapy

    The Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University is seeking a dynamic clinical faculty member to teach and advise students in our entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (EL-OTD) program. Primary responsibilities will include teaching theory and practice courses and advising in the entry-level graduate professional program. Engagement in research and/or scholarship is required and supported.

    Boston University is an AAU institution with a long and distinguished tradition of dedication to inclusion and social justice. The College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College includes diversity as one of our strategic goals. We are especially committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at BU and throughout our professional organizations.

    Members of the department of Occupational Therapy believe that the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the continuing excellence of our distinguished research and academic programs. We are looking for colleagues who support our ongoing commitment to ensuring that BU, its fieldwork and Capstone partners, and the profession of occupational therapy are inclusive, equitable, diverse places where everyone is fully supported in pursuing their professional and educational goals.

    The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of a vibrant academic and research community that includes the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, other academic units of Boston University, and the metro Boston area. The Department has a strong tradition of excellence in professional education, active involvement in national and international professional activities, and development and dissemination of knowledge that contributes to the health and well-being of individuals and society. We emphasize developing a holistic understanding of client’s occupational lives, needs and goals with a unique, integrated EL-OTD curriculum.

    Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree, current certification as an occupational therapist, and eligibility for Massachusetts licensure. The ideal candidate will have 4 years of clinical experience, experience teaching either in an academic or practice setting and will have a program of scholarship. For more information about the Department and Sargent College, visit bu.edu/sargent/ot.

    The appointment begins in January 2023,for a term of three years, renewable. This is a 9-month appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor, non-tenured. Salary iscommensurate with experience.

    Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of how your teaching and/or scholarship aligns with inclusive practices, and contact information for three references to:

    Tatiana Pontes, PhD, OTR Search Committee Chair Email: tpontes@bu.edu

    Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


  • 06 Aug 2022 7:08 PM | Anonymous


    Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Department of Occupational Therapy

    635 Commonwealth Avenue

    Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    Assistant Clinical Professor Bachelor of Science in Behavior & Health (BSBH) Department of Occupational Therapy

    Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College invites applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) position to join the Department of Occupational Therapy. This Clinical Assistant Professor position will assume the administrative role of Program Director for the undergraduate program Bachelor in Science in Behavior and Health (BSBH) which is in Department of Occupational Therapy.

    Boston University is an AAU institution with a long and distinguished tradition of dedication to inclusion and social justice. The College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College includes diversity as one of our strategic goals. We are especially committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at BU and throughout our professional organizations. The Department of Occupational Therapy believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs and scholarship. We are looking for a colleague with undergraduate or graduate teaching experience to serve as Program Director (PD) for the BSBH program. The ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated track record of excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, scholarship, and leadership skills.

    This is a full-time, renewable, 9-month, non-tenure track appointment that will begin in Summer 2023. The initial term is three years and is renewable based on performance and the continued availability of funding. The administrative Program Director position includes one month of summer salary coverage. The Program Director will teach, advise undergraduate students, participate in service, and undertake scholarship and administrative responsibilities. A successful candidate will have an established career in Occupational Therapy or a related field, and demonstrated skills in classroom instruction at the college/university level.

    Specific responsibilities of the PD will include:

    (1)    In line with the load of a standard clinical faculty professor at Sargent College, teaching up to 10 credits per semester (minimum of 8 credits per semester), including courses such as Foundations of Health Promotion (HP 306) , Health Conditions Across the Life Course (HP 321), and Practicum and Seminar in Behavior and Health (HP 405)
    (2)   Ensuring teaching coverage for all BSBH courses, including identifying appropriate faculty in a timely manner in advance of each semester
    (3)    Reviewing BSBH course evaluations to ensure excellence in teaching; providing faculty coaching on teaching as needed when course evaluations are less than 4.0 on a scale from 1 to 5 (with 5 being the highest score) ; mentoring all adjunct and new teaching faculty closely including classroom observation and regular meetings with them to provide individualized feedback; oversight for advising and providing to support to faculty so that they can excel in advising.
    (4)   Conducting and reporting on the Program Learning Outcomes, making curriculum changes, ensuring that the program includes appropriate coursework to fulfill BU Hub requirements for majors, and other duties related to program administration

    Qualifications include:

    • A clinical doctoral degree or a research doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH or equivalent) required
    • Teaching experience at the college/university level is required
    • Strong communication skills and an administrative skill set

    The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of a vibrant Boston University academic and research community that includes 17 schools and colleges across the Charles River and Medical campuses, including the Boston University

    School of Medicine as well as many other highly regarded medical and educational institutions in the Boston area that allow for collaborative and interdisciplinary activities. We invite you to join our interdisciplinary faculty team and become involved with our network of collaborations within Boston University and the greater Boston community.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals. In your cover letter, please include a statement of teaching and clinical experience along with a description of how, as a teacher, mentor, or community member, you would engage and sustain our institutional commitment to fostering a more inclusive university culture and climate.

    Susan McGurk, PhD mcgurk@bu.edu Professor

    Department of Occupational Therapy Boston University

    College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College 635 Commonwealth Avenue,

    Boston, MA 02215

    (electronic submission is required: mcgurk@bu.edu )

    Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


  • 04 Aug 2022 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It's a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet, an integrated health care delivery system that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

    Position: Occupational Therapist

    Schedule: Full Time

    Location: Brockton, MA


    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Boston Medical Center is seeking an Occupational Therapist for its 82-bed behavioral health hospital located in Brockton, MA. BMC Brockton operates as a behavioral health accountable care organization providing cutting edge inpatient treatment and stabilization for individuals experiencing complex mental health and substance use needs.

    The Occupational Therapist prescribes and implements a treatment program which is designed to return patients to their maximum level of function.  The Occupational Therapist works collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team to maximize patient and team outcomes.  The Occupational Therapist runs Occupational Therapy Groups as well as some individualized treatment.

     

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

    • Conducts occupational therapy evaluation procedures according to professional guidelines
      • Selects evaluation procedures that reflect understanding of the patient’s diagnosis, abilities, and limitations.
      • Administers evaluation procedures according to the guidelines of standardized tests; adapts evaluation procedures as indicated to accommodate the specific needs of patients.
      • Interprets evaluation results, develops an integrated diagnostic impression, and makes recommendations.
      • Educations patients and caregiver regarding evaluation findings and management of care recommendations
      • Formulates treatment goals and plans that reflect the patient’s unique psychological and functional deficits.
      • Establishes measurable and attainable short and long-term goals in collaboration with patient and/or caregiver.      
      • Modifies goals as warranted by changes in patient’s status.
      • Assesses discharge needs of the patient and caregiver, including but not limited to: insurance issues, equipment needs, follow-up appointments, and appropriate use of community services.
      • Communicates patients care and discharge needs to team members as needed. Arranges for appropriate follow-up.
      • Select and adapt the appropriate occupational therapy treatment model, method and approach to direct the process of interventions
      • Uses objective evaluation techniques to assess the occupational limitations and medical condition of patients  

    Complete all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner

    • Implements comprehensive individual and group treatment. Establishes treatment priorities based on evaluation results and the specific needs of the patients. Develop treatment plans, measure progress against the plans, and make adjustments as needed
    • Uses creative treatment approaches and explores alternative solutions to individual patient problems.
    • Demonstrates clinical problem solving skills with a variety of patient problems and substantiates actions taken.
    • Progresses patient treatment programs appropriately and terminates them as warranted by patient’s progress and condition.
    • Develops and instructs patient and caregiver in home programs and/or use of recommended equipment; provides verbal and/or written instructions as indicated.
    • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with all patients.
    • Demonstrates ability to engage patients in treatment provides reinforcement and support; sets limits appropriately.
    • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age groups regularly served.
    • Notifies supervisor/manager when patients in age groups not regularly served are present, and seeks assistance from individuals with the knowledge of the specialized needs of such patient age groups.
    • Adheres to diagnosis-related precautions. 
    • Demonstrates good judgment in handling potentially hazardous situations, seeking assistance as necessary.
    • Seeks feedback.
    • Monitors clinical supplies, requesting replacements in a timely manner.
    • Teach clients new ways of approaching tasks
    • Provide crisis intervention as needed
    • Shows evidence of on-going professional growth and knowledge of regulations and standards.         
      • Initiates independent learning opportunities, seek out and integrate new information in daily practice.
      • Communicates learning needs to supervisor.
      • Stays current with advances in occupational therapy treatments and techniques through attendance of professional meetings, continuing education, and reading of current literature.
      • Shows knowledge of professional federal and state rules and regulations governing the practice of occupational therapy.
      • Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of the patients being treated by the certified occupational therapy assistant.
    • Collaborates with colleagues and other professionals to provide high quality patient care
      • Serves as clinical resource for other health care professionals on assigned floors.
      • Works as part of the team, helping and supporting staff members as needed; listens to and seeks feedback from others; shares knowledge with others in positive manner; expresses opinions clearly.
      • Accommodates to change by being adaptable and flexible and maintains professional demeanor during periods of stress.
      • Assumes a leadership role and takes charge in difficult situations.
      • Attends and participates in all mandatory department meetings. 
      • Arrives prepared and on time.
      • Accepts and completes additional assignments as requested by supervisor, including membership in task forces and committees.
      • Participates responsibly in the supervisory process, follows through on suggestions and recommendations, and utilizes supervision time for own professional growth.
      • Comes prepared to supervisory meetings. Develops and meets annual goals with a high quality of performance.
      • Participate in multidisciplinary patient care conferences

    EDUCATION:

    • Graduate of an Occupational Therapy program approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association


    EXPERIENCE:

    • Psych Occupational Therapist experience required
    • Excellent knowledge of principles and practice of occupational therapy
    • Ability to manage patients with different types of personalities

    LICENSURE:

    • Licensed to practice occupational therapy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    CERTIFICATION:

    • AHA Basic Life Support CPR certification
    • National Board Certification in Occupation Therapy (NBCOT)


    Sandi Molettieri (she/her/hers) | Director, Talent Acquisition

    720 Harrison Avenue, Floor 5, Boston, MA 02118

    P. 617-638-8532 C. 617-680-6155 |E. sandi.molettieri@bmc.org

    http://www.bmc.org/about/careers.htm


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