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Clinical Adj Fac OT

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Position Information

Title Clinical Adj Fac OT
Location Bayshore, NY
Department OT - Bay Shore
Position Number 1J9965
Job Description

Clinical adjunct faculty members are responsible for supervision of groups of Touro College OT students on fieldwork in a specified area of practice and within the requirements of ACOTE and the OT Department. The total number of students supervised in one semester must be appropriate for the site, the clients, the student’s competency and need for supervision, and is subject to approval by the OT Program Director and Associate Director.
Level II Fieldwork for students on the Bay Shore campus is typically scheduled May-August for 8 or 12 weeks full time.
Applicants with expertise in all areas of occupational therapy are welcome to apply. Curriculum Vitae are retained for 1 year. Applicants whose area of expertise meets the needs of the program will be contacted.

Job Duties

Job responsibilities include the following but not limited to:
• Provide occupational therapy services in a specified area of practice in a fieldwork site arranged and negotiated by the faculty member and approved by the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator.

• Provide fieldwork supervision for specified number of Touro College OT students (typically 4-6 students per semester, but may vary), as approved by the Program Director, Associate Director, and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, and as appropriate for the fieldwork site and students.

• Ensure that the fieldwork experience is designed to promote clinical reasoning and reflective practice, to transmit the values and beliefs that enable ethical practice, and to develop professionalism and competence in career responsibilities. (ACOTE B.10.14)

• Ensure that supervision provides protection of the consumers and opportunities for appropriate role modeling of occupational therapy practice (ACOTE B.10.19).

• Provide the Academic Fieldwork Coordinators with a documented plan for the provision of occupational therapy services and supervision of the student. For level II Fieldwork, Supervision must include a minimum of 8 hours of direct supervision each week of the fieldwork experience. An occupational therapy supervisor must be available, via a variety of contact measures, to the student during all working hours. An on-site supervisor designee of another profession must be assigned while the occupational therapy supervisor is off site. (ACOTE B.10.20)

• Comply with required procedures of the Occupational Therapy Academic Fieldwork Coordinator including, but not limited to, contracts, reservations, evaluations, deadlines.

• Notify Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and students of any expected absence and rescheduling.

• Serve as a professional role model to students in the areas of equity, fairness, ethics and objectivity, communication skills, and attitudes toward profession, job, school, and work responsibilities. Perform job duties in a dependable, professional, timely, organized fashion.

• Provide regular and predictable on site supervision of student(s) for the duration of the students’ fieldwork rotation.

• Provide supervision to students as assigned, including meeting individual students to review performance, clinical standing, and overall attitude toward education, current skills, and goals.
• Notify the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator about any problems or concerns related to student health, academic, or professional behavior within two days of problem recognition.
• Maintain written documentation on all interactions with students occurring during formal and/or informal supervision sessions.
• Maintain professionally related clinical competence according to the guidelines and standards of professional accrediting bodies, and/or professional credentialing bodies and licensing entities
• Maintain evidence of continued professional development through documented attendance at courses and workshops, publications and speaking, and/or research activities.

Required Qualifications

Education, Preparation, and Training
• Currently licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of supervision
• A minimum of 3 years of full time (or its equivalent) professional experience
• A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in higher education preferred
• Experience as a level II FW supervisor of OT students
• Provide proof of current professional malpractice liability insurance

• Strong inter-personal and communication skills
• Documented expertise in their area(s) of practice
• Responsibility in and knowledge of supervisory methods

Computer Skills
• Proficiency in communication through virtual platforms, email, other
• Proficiency in utilizing on-line platforms to obtain evidence basis for treatment
• Proficiency in utilizing electronic platforms used by the FW site for documentation of health records

• To the fieldwork site(s)

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands


Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

FLSA Exempt
Salary Detail

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00118P
Open Date 11/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicant

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents