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  • 03 Apr 2019 7:47 PM | Anonymous

    Certified Hand Therapist
    Emerson Hospital

    Concord, MA
    Full Time, Day/Eve shift

    Reporting to the Chief OT, Emerson Hospital seeks applications for a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). The clinical practice position requires an advanced understanding of hand/UE anatomy, research principles, and treatment techniques.


    ·        Assessment, planning, treatment, and ongoing evaluation of the provision of care for a diverse hand/UE patient population

    ·        The CHT provides patients and family education and support

    ·        The scope of hand therapy services for patients and families includes all phases of care including prevention, assessment, rehabilitation, and education/caregiver training

    ·        The CHT works effectively on a multidisciplinary team


    ·        Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited Occupational Therapy program required.

    ·        5 years as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)

    ·        Including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy

    ·        Excellent customer service skills

    ·        Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English

    ·        Computer skills

    ·        Ability to maintain confidential information

    Licensure and/or Certification:

    ·        Current license to practice Occupational Therapy in Massachusetts required.

    ·        Certified Hand Therapist by Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC)

    ·        Preferred Certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

    ·        BLS healthcare provider required

    To learn more or to apply, please click here.

    About Emerson Hospital:

    Since 1911, our communities have looked to us to provide the most sophisticated, high-quality care available, close to home. Today, Emerson has grown to become a regional health system serving over 300,000 individuals in 25 communities in our area. And while much has changed, our commitment has remained the same: to provide advanced care in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion. It’s why we continually invest in new technologies and treatments. And it’s why we invest so heavily in our people – in their education, their growth, their futures.

    The Difference is you.

    Your insight. Your talent. Your confidence. Your touch. At Emerson Hospital, we know the real difference in our care is what you bring to us. Join us, and experience the Emerson Difference – a work culture that reflects the essence of compassionate care for our patients and each other.

    An equal opportunity employer.

  • 12 Mar 2019 2:49 PM | Anonymous


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    POSITION OPENING:  Full-time Faculty, Associate Degree Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Division of Health Professions and Human Services

    MCCC/MTA Unit Position

    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program inclusive of traditional and accelerated options of study. This faculty member teaches classroom lectures and labs inclusive of theory and clinical skills pertinent to occupational therapy practice and works collaboratively with faculty/staff both within and outside the OTA Program for effective intra and inter-professional education. 


    1.     Teaches classroom lectures and labs inclusive of theory and clinical skills pertinent to occupational therapy practice in a combination of clinical areas, including but not limited to physical rehabilitation.
    2.     Facilitates the application of theory to practice, motivates and stimulates independent and collaborative learning, uses and demonstrates current technical advances within occupational therapy education and practice, and works collaboratively with faculty/staff both within and outside the OTA Program for effective intra and inter-professional education.
    3.     Assists in the development of the OTA curriculum, course content, and selection of textbooks, resources and lab equipment to facilitate student learning outcomes.
    4.     Takes an active interest in and incorporates team teaching, educational technology, simulation, service learning, and fieldwork initiatives into the teaching-learning process.  
    5.     Demonstrates an ability to teach and motivate in ways that are appropriate to the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and learning styles of the community college student.
    6.     Participates in OTA program accreditation, strategic planning, program evaluation, evaluation of students, student advising, OTA program meetings, and college meetings and committees.
    7.     Participates in ongoing professional development activities that align with program goals and individual professional development objectives. 
    8.     Maintains current license as an occupational therapy assistant in the state of Massachusetts.
    9.     Serves as a professional role model by demonstrating professional standards of behavior and maintaining membership and involvement in professional associations including AOTA and MAOT.
    10.  Performs other duties as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement. 


    ·         Associate degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant with a minimum of a bachelor degree in a related field, master degree preferred.
    ·         A minimum of four years of direct care experience as an occupational therapy assistant, with recent practice in clinical settings.
    ·         Certified by NBCOT as an occupational therapy assistant (COTA).
    ·         Current MA license in good standing as an occupational therapy assistant.
    ·         Previous teaching experience [academic, clinical, fieldwork, professional presentations, etc.] required, community college teaching experience strongly preferred.
    ·         Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
    ·         Knowledge and experience with computer technology.
    ·         Experience teaching online/hybrid and/or embedding the use of technology into the curriculum preferred.
    ·         Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy (MAOT) preferred.
    ·         Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.
    ·         Candidate may be required to clear a 9-10 panel urine drug screen per clinical placement policy as a condition of employment.

    SALARY:  Anticipated salary range is $47,000 - $57,000 per year plus fringe benefits.  Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.

    STARTING DATE:  September 1, 2019

    Filling of position is subject to budget availability for FY 2020.


    Submit resume and cover letter, a copy of your current MA Occupational Therapy Assistant license, and certification by the NBCOT as an Occupational Therapy Assistant no later than April 15, 2019.

    Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place. 

    GENERAL STATEMENT:  North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

    Lori Vinci                                                                   Karen Hynick

    Dean of Health Professions                                           Vice-President for Academic Affairs

  • 06 Feb 2019 3:52 PM | Anonymous

    Occupational Therapy Assistant Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Bay State College is seeking an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) is a full time faculty member serving the fieldwork portion of the occupational therapy assistant program. The AFWC is responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of student fieldwork experiences in collaboration with the other AFWC's, fieldwork educators (clinical instructors) and in compliance with the standards of accreditation. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator will report to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director or designee.

    Essential Functions:

    • Manage and supervise the fieldwork program for the occupational therapy assistant program in accord with the program's strategic plan and goals.
    • Maintain current knowledge of the accreditation standards pertaining to fieldwork that are required by the Accreditation Counsel for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
    • Ensure that fieldwork education in the OTA program meets the following requirements:
        • The fieldwork program reflects the sequence and scope of content in the curriculum design, in collaboration with faculty, so that fieldwork experiences strengthen the ties between didactic and fieldwork education;
        • Agreements with fieldwork sites reflect themes of the curriculum design and realities of the healthcare environment affecting the program; and
        • Fieldwork agreements are sufficient in scope and number to allow completion of graduation requirements in a timely manner in accordance with the policy adopted by the program as required by ACOTE.
      • Coordinate the fieldwork process by selecting and developing fieldwork sites, scheduling fieldwork experiences, overseeing administrative requirements (i.e. fieldwork contracts and student health records), and fostering positive relations with the local healthcare community.
      • Ensure that students participating in fieldwork experiences maintain documented current immunization status according to the program's policy and individual site requirements.
      • Establish and maintain relationships with the on-site fieldwork educators and provide training and support in order to enhance their student programs and develop fieldwork experiences that align with the fieldwork course learning objectives. 
      • Provide consultation for students throughout the academic program regarding preparation for, and selection of, fieldwork experiences as well as for students and fieldwork educators to promote the students' successful completion of the fieldwork program.
      • Monitor quality of fieldwork experiences and instruction by fieldwork educators through fieldwork site visits and student evaluations of fieldwork experiences.
      • Prepare regular reports regarding the fieldwork portion of the program.
      • Teach courses in the area of expertise, as required by the program and in subordination to the primary responsibilities for management and supervision of the fieldwork portion of the OTA program.
      • Attend departmental meetings, graduation ceremonies, and other university meetings or events, as required.
      • Foster an educational environment that is conducive to learning, respect, integrity, teamwork, and professionalism.
      • Provide outstanding customer service to all constituencies and partners of the university.
      • Perform other duties that do not interfere with the management and supervision of the fieldwork program, as assigned by the Program Director or designee.


    • Initial registration by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant. 
    • An earned bachelor's degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). 
    • Current and unencumbered licensure in the state of Massachusetts as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant. 
    • A minimum of three (3) years of documented clinical experience as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.  Desire to engage in scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning).
    •  Ability to follow accreditation standards and processes, as defined by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). 
    • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in working with diverse constituencies inside and outside the campus community. 
    • Skill in planning and implementing projects with vision, creativity, energy, and collegiality. 
    • Ability to meet the minimum requirements of accrediting, state, and federal agencies for education, work experience, and certification/licensing to perform in the stated position. 
      • Knowledge of institutional, accrediting, state, and federal standards, laws, and/or regulations for higher education. 
    • Facility in using computer technology systems current in higher education. 
    Conditions of Employment:
    • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
    Work Environment 
    •  Standard office setting.
    • Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
    • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.

    Physical Demands  

    • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis.
    • Must be able to independently travel to locations where students attend fieldwork experiences.
    • Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

    Job Type: Full-time, Non-exempt

    Location: Boston, Massachusetts

    Category: Faculty - Health Occupational Therapy

    Posted: February 6, 2019

    Type: Full-Time

    Start Date: March 1, 2019

    Pre-Hire Process:

    • Authorized to work in the following country: United States
    • Willing to undergo a background check in accordance with local laws and regulations
    • Official college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

    If qualified please submit a cover letter, CV and three references via email, indicating the position in subject line to Judy Livermore, Program Chair, at Please reference the OTA Academic Fieldwork Coordinator position in the subject line.

    No Phone Calls Please.

    Bay State College is a private career-focused college founded in 1946 in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. With a Mission to prepare students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support, Bay State College seeks candidates who will be leaders in fulfilling that Mission.

    Bay State is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veterans status.

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