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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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This is an OTD residency opportunity in the Advanced Clinical Practice track.

Primary Care Occupational Therapy within Lifestyle Redesign for Chronic Conditions

Adult West Clinic, LAC+USC Medical Center Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

This residency is designed to define and expand occupational therapy’s role in primary care, and prepare the next generation of occupational therapy leaders. OT services in this setting are focused on addressing chronic condition management among patients with hypertension and/or diabetes, using a Lifestyle Redesign® approach. OTD residents will work on a dynamic interdisciplinary primary care team within a safety net healthcare setting, delivering high quality patient care in a supportive and collaborative team environment. This OTD residency is primarily a clinical experience, however in close collaboration within the Chan Division’s research team of Dr. Beth Pyatak PhD, OTR/L, CDCES, FAOTA. The research component will include collecting clinical outcomes data and contributing to presentations and publications with mentorship from USC Chan faculty affiliated with the Lifestyle Redesign for Chronic Conditions research lab.

We are seeking an OTD resident who is interested in working in an active primary care clinic setting and contributing to defining the role that occupational therapists can play in primary care. Due to the demographics of the patient population served by the clinic, Spanish speaking candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants for this OTD residency placement will be:

  1. Knowledgeable about basic principles of chronic disease management, motivational interviewing, and Lifestyle Redesign occupational therapy.
  2. Interested in program development, evaluation, and implementation related to occupational therapy in emerging practice settings.
  3. Able to clearly communicate the distinct value of OT on interdisciplinary teams.
  4. Able to independently track and monitor an active caseload of approximately 50 patients.
  5. Motivated to provide high-quality care to vulnerable and underserved populations.

Financial support

The resident will receive a Graduate Assistantship award, which covers 24 units of tuition, plus a stipend, as well as health and dental insurance and the student health center fee.

Contact information

For addition information, please contact Gabby Granados at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).