This is a leadership position within the IDD Autism Program, providing guidance and support for clinical research, clinical service, and academic/training activities, as appropriate. The position is under the administration of the Director of the Institute on Development and Disability.
Research: The person in this position will be expected to contribute to (primarily) clinical research emphasizing Autism and related disorders, both as an independent investigator and as a collaborator with colleagues within and outside the Department of Pediatrics (e.g., Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Medical Genetics). Further, the person will be expected to generate grant-funded activities, and to disseminate the products of the research through professional publications and presentations.
Administration: The person in this position is responsible for the overall operation of the clinical program with oversight of all providers for their time and effort assigned to the care team. S/he will collaborate with the CDRC Director of Ambulatory Care, the CDRC Practice Manager, IDD Discipline Directors, and others to ensure effective and efficient clinical operations consistent with expectations established for the Institute. Depending on the candidate and extramural funding, clinical administrative duties may be shared with an associate program director.
Clinical Service/Clinical Education: The primary clinical focus for the person in this position will be the interdisciplinary Autism clinic. The incumbent will be responsible for evaluation, team collaboration, and family feedback. The person may also participate in follow-up services for autism patients, for example the Autism Parent Training Program, AAC evaluation/management, behavioral management, etc., depending upon discipline, interest, and expertise. The incumbent will also participate in the clinical education of students, interns, and LEND fellows as it relates to autism, including their participation in the Autism clinic. To facilitate linkage between clinical research and clinical service, ideally the incumbent will spend at least one day per week in clinical service.
Professional/Academic Activities: The person in this position participates in other activities appropriate to the Autism program and to his/her discipline, and consistent with the mission and goals of the IDD and OHSU. Such activities include, but are not limited to, consultation and technical assistance to community agencies and providers, collaborations with other partners, serving on agency and university committees, and participation in departmental meetings andin-service presentations.
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