The Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha is currently accepting applications for the Director of the Department of Occupational Therapy. This full-time, 12 month academic track position boasts a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate to experience and/or academic rank. The selected candidate is expected to lead and manage an accomplished team of 18 OT clinicians that work in a variety of interdisciplinary practice settings, conduct or scaffold clinical translational research relative to their area of expertise, and support professional training programs including LEND and an AOTA-accredited residency program
MMI is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. Our mission is to be world leaders in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs, their families and the community through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. Now housed in a new, state of the art facility in Aksarben Village, with a dedicated space for ADL training, aquatics, and integrated programming for individuals with Autism, MMI provides limitless opportunities for clinical programming, innovative research and community engagement. Omaha is a vibrant, family centric, affordable city, with committed community partners, fiercely loyal and extremely generous community, and a myriad of cultural events.
As clinical faculty in the MMI OT department, the Director of OT would be responsible for:
Clinical: Providing assessment and treatment to individuals related to fine-motor coordination, participation in activities of daily living, or related specialty area, developing new clinical service programs, and establishing community partnerships.
Training: Building capacity of the OT team's clinical, graduate and fellowship training programs, which includes: entry level pediatric/individuals with developmental disabilities (IDD) clinical training programs, opportunities for partnerships with the newly established UNMCCAHP OT Education Department in pediatric/IDD curricular content, LEND trainees, and an AOTA approved Pediatric OT fellowship.
Academic: Developing and maintaining clinical academic within OT related specialty area with 20% protected academic time, scaffolding current relationships for clinical translational research including virtual reality and HABIT Programs, pursuing and securing extramural funding for clinical/translational research, and developing and participating in interdisciplinary and intercampus research.
Management and Supervision: Leading a team of 18 talented OTs who provide school-based therapy in a large, metropolitan school district, medically related out-patient therapy services, and interdisciplinary clinic services in collaboration with the extended MMI team. MMI's diverse caseload and service delivery model are designed to develop clinical specialists in the field of OT with specific emphasis upon the lifespan needs of IDD. Additionally, managing the departmental budget, managing contracts, and collaborating with department directors at MMI.
Required Qualifications: Post-professional doctorate or Clinical Doctorate (with interest in research or pursuing a post-professional doctorate); Licensed OT or eligible for licensure in the state of NE; Minimum of 5 years' experience in the field of Pediatric or IDD OT.
Supplemental Qualifications: Experience in supervision and management; AOTA Board Certification in Pediatric OT or Specialty Certification in School Systems (SCSS) is desirable; Experience with OR strong desire to nurture/support academic mission, post-secondary education; graduate coursework/committees; and pediatric/IDD residency program.
Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
To learn more about this opportunity, contact: Sandra L. Willett, PhD, PT, PCS Director Physical Therapy, Assistant Professor 402.559-5719 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-professional doctorate or Clinical Doctorate (with interest in research or pursuing a post-professional doctorate); Licensed OT or eligible for licensure in the state of NE; Minimum of 5 years' experience in the field of Pediatric or IDD OT.
Experience in supervision and management; AOTA Board Certification in Pediatric OT or Specialty Certification in School Systems (SCSS) is desirable; Experience with OR strong desire to nurture/support academic mission, post-secondary education; graduate coursework/committees; and pediatric/IDD residency program.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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