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The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, ranked #5 by US News & World Report and among the top-ranked programs nationwide for nearly 25 years, is a complex academic and clinical department in the University of Washington School of Medicine and part of UW Medicine. Affiliated Hospitals include UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center – Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and Seattle Children’s. We provide inpatient rehabilitation care at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s, and the VA. In addition, we have several outpatient clinics located throughout the region. Our highly regarded education and training programs include a residency program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, medical student clerkships, and fellowship training in several areas. We also have degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and prosthetics and orthotics, as well as a PhD graduate program in Rehabilitation Science. With our strong research focus, we are among the nation's leading recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CIDC), and other federal and state research funding. Our efforts make the University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine a leader in the field and contribute to a better understanding of the rehabilitation process.
The Department of Rehabilitation Division of Physical Therapy has an excellent opportunity for a Temporary, Half-Time Clinical Education Specialist.
Clinical education experiences are the final stage of physical therapist training at the University of Washington. They provide the model for mentored patient/practitioner interaction prior to graduation and licensure.
This position will be the main contact for liaising with the Division of Physical Therapy, the Clinical Education Program’s contracted community partners, and working with students to ensure their engagement and progress through the Program.
•Work collaboratively with the Director of Clinical Education to develop and maintain strategic relationships with established and potential placement sites, to increase clinical site contracts, to develop clinical placement strategies, and to manage confirmed clinical placements. •Responsible for implementation of operational goals; independently set priorities for accomplishment on a day-to-day basis. Goals might include, but not be limited to:
oProgrammatic communication oTrack onboarding progress oUpdate clinical placement information in the database
•Know and understand the strategic imperatives and initiatives of the Clinical Education Program. Build successful relationships at each site that will make it possible to successfully implement and monitor operational goals. •Independently problem solve issues for the director, clinical sites, and division or department leadership that would have negative impact upon effectiveness of the Clinical Education Program •Represent the Clinical Education Program within and beyond the UW Community by assisting in developing working and project-based partnerships. •Develop and maintain program infrastructure, including data management strategies and tools. As needed, the Clinical Education Specialist will research new technologies and upgrades to existing software, and maximize the benefit of Clinical Education Program-managed systems. •Understand all applicable program, School, University and State policies, procedures, and workflows as they relate to the Clinical Education Program and translate them for students, advise the Director of Clinical Education as to changes and interpretations, and propose program policies and processes to ensure compliance. •Develop evaluation protocols and reports/analyses of evaluation data to help guide the Director’s and Division’s strategic decision-making for the program. •Conduct programmatic evaluations. •Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures for the program. •Anticipate potential issues and proactively develop mitigations. Know when to escalate issues to higher authority. •Train team members on clinical onboarding and Clinical Education Program processes including the Acadaware database. •Manage workflows and assignments across team members to ensure successful achievement of goals and deadlines. •Manage comprehensive and timely onboardings of students to clinical sites. •Develop and improve internal systems and standards of communications to ensure exemplary student support.
•Bachelor’s degree •Minimum 1 year project-management or administrative coordination experience, preferably in a clinical and/or educational setting •Excellent communication and organizational skills •Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills •Strong accountability, especially in personal responsibility for major duties and process integrity •Excellent attention to details, deadlines •Database experience •Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat Pro
•Self-starter, able to work independently and as part of the team •Effectively adjusts to situations requiring rapid resolution •Program management experience •Experience with graduate-level professional training programs and/or clinical internship process, including onboarding to clinical sites and negotiation of affiliation agreements •Knowledge of legal compliance and resolution processes or equivalent education/experience •Experience with Canvas or other learning management system.
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