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Director of Occupational Therapy

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC Omaha, NE
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The Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha is recruiting a visionary director to lead the Department of Occupational Therapy. The position is a full-time, 12 months position with salary and benefits commensurate with experience and academic rank. The selected candidate is expected to support and develop a nationally-recognized OT program that is integrated and collaborative across MMI disciplines and programs. The new director should start in her/his role no later than September 1, 2019. MMI is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. MMI has approximately 500 employees, and 14 MMI departments provide over 70,000 clinical services each year serving individuals with disabilities and complex medical needs across the lifespan. Over 75% of MMI activities take place in the community, and the institute has over 40 provider locations across the state. MMI has a robust teaching and outreach portfolio: last year MMI trained 192 students, interns, residents and post-doctoral fellows for a total of 137,824 hours. In addition, over 11,000 participants attended workshops, conferences, teleconferences and other community education activities. Position Description: â?¢Oversee all OT services at MMI; this includes leading and managing a department of 20+ staff providing school-based services to a large metropolitan school district, and medically-related outpatient and interdisciplinary clinical services to individuals across the lifespan with a wide array of developmental diagnoses. â?¢Establish new evidence-based OT services and lifespan programming at MMI. â?¢Coordinate training and professional advancement of all OT faculty and staff. â?¢Build capacity for a clinical translational OT research program, including project development, grant-writing, interdisciplinary collaboration, and recruitment of academic faculty. â?¢Build relationships with the community partners and organizations supporting individuals with IDD to expand clinical and training opportunities. â?¢Support and strengthen an AOTA approved Pediatric OT Fellowship Program and our clinical pre-service pediatric fieldwork training. â?¢Develop joint programs with other departments at MMI as well as UNL/UNMC/UNO academic units and Nebraska Medicine. Initial efforts to focus on collaboration within the Integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD) and newly forming Habilitation Services Division, Assistive Technology Department. â?¢Support UNMC College of Allied Health Professions newly-developing clinical doctoral occupational therapy program with development of pediatric, AT and/or IDD curricular content. â?¢Recruit outstanding clinical care providers, educators, and researchers. Omaha is a vibrant, family centric, affordable city, with committed community partners, fiercely loyal and extremely generous community, and a myriad of cultural events. US News ranked Omaha in the top 25 Best Places to Live in the US. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about this opportunity, contact Janice Flegle, MA, OTR/L, BCP, Director of Occupational Therapy Department at 402.559.5727 or jkflegle@unmc.edu.

Job Details

Date Posted November 2, 2018
Requisition 2018 - 315
Located In Omaha, NE
Salary Comment Salary Commensurate with Experience
Department MMI Occupational Therapy 50000696
Function Faculty
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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