PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICAL ACADEMIC EDUCATOR (ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATOR)
Job Posting #: 922221
Site: Toronto Rehab – University Centre
Department: Clinical Education
Reports to: Senior Director
Hours: 18.75 hours per week
Wage range: $$42.66 – $53.32 per hour. Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN compensation policy.
Status: Temporary Part-Time-Contract (Until Approximately June 2024)
Posted Date: July 6, 2023
Closing Date: July 20, 2023
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
The Physical Therapy Clinical Academic Educator ensures high quality education for learners, particularly physical therapy (PT) and physical therapy assistant students within Toronto Rehab. This role also supports clinicians in their roles advancing teaching and learning. The Clinical Educator demonstrates both educational and PT expertise to lead collaborative approaches to learning at the interface of academic excellence and care and reports directly to the Senior Director, Clinical Education at UHN.
- Utilizing best practices in education and interprofessional education to assess, design, plan, and deliver educational interventions that facilitate learning and educational development in care;
- Encouraging, promoting and facilitating continuous learning for self and others to ensure constant improvement in teaching and learning;
- Performing educational consultation responsibilities at the point of care;
- Collaboration with the Physiotherapy Discipline Head and Discipline Coordinator as part of the profession’s leadership team to advance academic education (and practice)
- Primary academic liaison between academic institutions and Toronto Rehab for profession’s student learning and academic engagement
- Primary lead for design, mentorship, implementation and evaluation of profession’s student learning activities including but not limited to: placements, student research participation, labs and other experiential learning opportunities, observerships, clinical visits, etc.
- Leads educational development and support for staff
- Leads and participates in the recognition and celebration of educational excellence at Toronto Rehab and UHN
- Leads program evaluation and ongoing quality improvement to ensure Toronto Rehab and UHN as a placement of choice
- Leads advancement of Toronto Rehab and Education strategic priorities through academic education
- Leads overall processes (e.g. onboarding, orientation) to ensure timely and safe transition to clinical education
- Co-leads and participates in advancing interprofessional education for students and staff
- Facilitates Toronto Rehab’s participation in international education and observership programs
- Leads educational scholarship/research and innovation
- Leads development, implementation and evaluation of new models of teaching and learning
- Works collaboratively to develop, deliver and evaluate hospital-wide educational initiatives (e.g. UHN student registration system, integration and harmonization of practices and policies across UHN education, TAHSN wide student engagement initiatives)
- Provides academic education leadership in relation to key program and education priorities (e.g. functional planning, philanthropy, student scholarships with Research, quality and safety, etc.)
- Participates in relevant hospital committees and task forces as appropriate
- Registered Physical Therapist in good standing with the College of Physical Therapists of Ontario
- Minimum of 5 years of clinical practice experience
- Minimum Master’s degree in relevant area
- BCLS Certification
- Holds a status appointment with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto (or can demonstrate eligibility)
- Superior communication skills
- Established educational expertise
- Demonstrated leadership skills specifically within a clinical education leadership role and change leadership
- Substantiated ability to mentor, educate and coach individuals and teams
- Ability to facilitate the integration of new educational approaches
- Continued evidence of an active pursuit of knowledge, skills and expertise in best practices in education and care, and the ability to integrate them into the clinical setting
Why join UHN?
In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.
- Competitive offer packages
- Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP https://hoopp.com/)
- Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
- A flexible work environment
- Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
- Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)
Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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