Clinical Therapy Instructor - Per Diem

Clinical Therapy Instructor - Per Diem

Location: Casselberry, FL

Department: Clinical Operations

Reports to: Director of Clinical Operations

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Summary of Position Role/Responsibilities

The clinical therapy instructor is responsible for teaching experienced internationally educated therapists in the classroom, skills lab and clinical environments. The instructor will need to assess therapists’ progress and learning needs in a timely manner during the 3-week Clinical Transitions Program (CTP) with the goal of a successful transition to the clinical setting at our client’s facility and completion of the assignment.

Essential Functions of The Job

  • Assist in the planning, development and instruction of therapy courses to prepare internationally educated therapists to practice in the US
  • Create an interactive and diverse learning environment such as, but not limited to, lecture, role-playing and simulation training taking into account the therapists’ level and previous clinical experiences
  • Assess therapist’s learning needs based on feedback from the Clinical Preparation Program (CPP), skills checklists and other data prior to commencement of the CTP
  • Review progress throughout the duration of the CTP and address any areas of concern
  • Evaluate therapists’ clinical reasoning skills and provide coaching and support for further development
  • Perform clinical assessments of therapists struggling on assignment or those that have been terminated from assignment to prepare for remediation training
  • Provide therapists with written and verbal feedback as part of a debrief after learning activities to clarify the program’s expectations and objectives
  • Ensure the goals and objectives of the clinical programs are communicated and upheld
  • Act as a role model for ethical, legal, and professional behavior
  • Collaborate with clinical and non-clinical departments to ensure proper candidate management through a team approach
  • Confer with clinical team members regarding management of therapists upon, commencement of assignment, to ensure successful client placements
  • Perform role of a consultant or mentor to part-time clinical instructors with concerns regarding therapist progress and evaluation in the clinical environment
  • Serve as liaison between Avant and various learning partners for local shadowing and training opportunities
  • Provide timely and ongoing feedback to the VP of Clinical Operations or designee regarding individual therapist and group performance as well as the
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  • Ensure timely and recurring program revisions based on clinical standards and updates, client feedback and other key data to ensure continuous improvement of the program

Marginal Functions of The Job

  • Other duties as assigned

Normal Work Schedule

This is a per diem position, and core hours of work and days are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM however the schedule and hours will be determined as needed. This role does not guarantee regular hours but requires a commitment of least 16 hours per month per business need.

Education, Training, And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.  
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on patient care experience required
  • Experience in an academic setting or teaching/precepting therapists in a clinical environment preferred
  • Experience working within the Acute Care Hospital setting required; TNCC, AWHONN a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate instructional and evaluation skills

Required Licenses, Certifications, and Other Specific Requirements of Law

  • Valid, clear and unrestrictive Physical Therapy License for the State of Florida
  • BLS Required, ACLS preferred
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certification or ability to obtain

Other Characteristics of The Position

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting or standing for long periods at a time
  • Regularly required to talk or hear
  • Occasional lifting of office supplies up to 20 lbs.
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach
  • Vision abilities including close vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Some travel required as the business needs dictate

Mental Demands:

  • Must understand and follow a set of clear oral and/or written procedures without deviation
  • Performs repetitive routine tasks
  • Withstand moderate amounts of stress
  • Must adhere to a provided work schedule to meet a set of qualitative production standards
  • Perform tasks that vary little from day to day
  • Implements others’ decisions/procedures with little judgment required
  • Must relay information orally

Work Environment:

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely operates standard office equipment

Statement of Responsibility for Confidential Data

  • Has access to, and requires daily use of, confidential records
  • Required by federal law to maintain strict confidentiality of “Avant” employee information and maintain security of such information
  • Proprietary Information and Non-Conflict Agreement required

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Avant Healthcare Professionals is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran's status or any other basis protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Avant Healthcare Professionals is a member of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies.