The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is ranked as the number one occupational therapy program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the heart of the Midwest, the Program offers the finest in occupational therapy education and evidence-based patient care, all built upon a strong foundation of innovative research. Faculty and staff maintain a focus on advancing human health by enhancing people’s participation in everyday life activities and work together to bridge biomedical and sociocultural health at the person, community and population levels.

Home to one of the top medical schools in the nation, Washington University is also ranked among the best places to work in St. Louis. Essential to every aspect of the university's mission, faculty and staff enrich students' learning experiences, discover and build knowledge, advance health, save lives, and support excellence every day. Employees at the School of Medicine reflect the diversity of the surrounding community, and enjoy a rewarding and inclusive work environment that encourages independence, boldness and originality of thought. Washington University recognizes the value in each individual, and great emphasis is put on hiring, training and retention of its employees.

Director of the Division of Research

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is seeking candidates to join our faculty as director of the Division of Research. The director provides research leadership, general supervision and guides the development of early and mid-career investigator track faculty. The director chairs the Rehabilitation and Participation Science (RAPS) PhD program and is actively involved in curriculum design and instruction. The director develops and implements programs and procedures to support the effective and productive activities necessary to advance the science of occupational therapy and participation. In addition, the director furthers the scientific rehabilitation agenda at Washington University and actively participates in local, national and international scientific communities.

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Clinician-Track Educator Faculty

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University is currently seeking candidates for a full-time faculty position beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a non-tenured, 12-month position on the clinician track focused on teaching in the master’s and doctoral programs, scholarship, and continuous improvement of the educational program and mission. Candidates should be able to apply philosophy, theory and learning objectives to the process of education and determine effectiveness. As a generalist educator, candidates should have competency to link knowledge from the basic, social and occupational sciences to the understanding of occupation and evidence-based approaches to provide students with the skills for their practice that will affect persons, organizations, communities and populations.

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Insurance Billing/Collection Assistant III

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University is currently seeking applicants for an Insurance Billing/Collection Assistant III. Performs advanced billing and collection activities for Occupational Therapy. Acts as Lead IBC Assistant. Make collection calls, verifying accuracy and completeness of claims, contacts insurance companies and collaborates with WU PBS in regards to payments, denials, coding issues regarding therapy services. Handles discounts, adjustments, and charge corrections. Coordinates work with pre-arrival / pre-authorization team.

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Occupational Therapist (PRN)

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University is currently seeking applicants for an Occupational Therapist PRN for the Cognitive and Occupational Performance Laboratory. Position is responsible for performing evaluations, establishing goals, and planning and conducting occupational therapy treatment programs for participants enrolled in research studies according to protocols.

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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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