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Licensed Therapist / Occupational Therapy / Iowa / Capstone Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Company: Des Moines University
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Collaborating with and reporting to the Director and Chair of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, the Capstone Coordinator will create and maintain an exceptional doctoral capstone curriculum for occupational therapy students. Primary responsibilities will be to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor the capstone courses and activities. As a faculty member the duties of all faculty positions include teaching, service, and scholarly activities.Maintain current knowledge of occupational therapy literature, reimbursement, and ACOTE standards as they relate to the doctoral capstone.Communicate and disseminate news and current information to all stakeholders regarding health care changes affecting clinical practice and education.Assist in development and design of the capstone portions of the curriculum and individual student doctoral capstone experiences and projects such that they reflect the curriculum design and meet ACOTE standards.Create and update capstone forms and processes to improve quality and efficiency of student capstone experiences and projects, including management of length, mentorship, and student evaluation.Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Education to develop, maintain, and support quality student fieldwork and doctoral experiential component affiliation agreements and placements.In collaboration with the Director of Clinical Education, administer a system to maintain the academic programs capstone education materials and records, including but not limited to contracts, memoranda of understanding, student health records, liability protection, evaluations, and policies and procedures. Utilize computer applications and software programs to facilitate workload.Support overall program development and initial accreditation as well as ongoing accreditation as instructed and overseen by the Program Director/Chair. Ensure compliance with capstone education requirements of ACOTE. This includes participation in the preparation of accreditation documentation and outcome performance assessments.Provide student clinical plan of study, capstone, and academic advising.In collaboration with other occupational therapy faculty, coordinate, plan, prepare, and carry out capstone courses in a way which strengthens the ties between didactic, fieldwork, and capstone education.In collaboration with other occupational therapy faculty, coordinate, plan, prepare, and carry out classroom and lab instruction of additional courses and related activities in areas of expertise, as assigned by the Program Director.Coordinate and communicate with capstone mentors and students using site visits, emails, telephone calls, virtual meetings, clinical education software programs, and other mediums of communication.Ensure that capstone mentors are appropriate to supervise and advise students depending on their expertise, focus of the students individual experience and project, and alignment with ACOTE standards.Provide professional leadership and support for capstone mentors, including OT program faculty, through training and professional development opportunities.Mediate conflicts, establish specific learning objectives, record attendance, and supervise capstone experiences and projects to ensure that they are adequate and students achieve a satisfactory level of performance.

Keywords: Des Moines University, Des Moines , Licensed Therapist / Occupational Therapy / Iowa / Capstone Coordinator/Assistant Professor , Education / Teaching , Des Moines, Iowa

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