Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Instructor – Behavioral Health: Assessment and Case Management
Are you looking for an opportunity to work for an organization that is helping to change our world for the
better? If so, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) might be the perfect place for you.
Our campus and offices are in the heart of Old Town Chinatown, in the LEED Gold certified remodel of the
former Globe Hotel building. Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Willamette River are just a block away. You’ll
also enjoy easy access to the MAX Light Rail, other mass transit, and cycling routes.
OCOM is a nonprofit graduate medical school in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to transform health care by
educating highly skilled and compassionate practitioners, providing exemplary patient care, and engaging
in innovative research within a community of service and healing. OCOM’s primary activities are providing
studies for specialized graduate degrees; operating two teaching clinics, providing affordable care for patients
and hands-on experience for student interns; and conducting acupuncture and Chinese medicine research.
For more information about the college, please visit ocom.edu.
We are seeking a qualified, dynamic Part-Time Faculty Member to join our academic team and teach a single
section of Behavioral Health: Assessment and Case Management, beginning Winter quarter, 2021.
Behavioral Health: Assessment and Case Management is a two-credit course that meets in Winter quarter:
Monday, 8:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Tuesday, 9:00 AM – 10:50 AM
This class is an online course only.
Students in this course are in their final year of the degree program and treating patients in our internship
clinic. This course seeks to provide students with the clinical tools to effectively assess and manage behavioral
health cases that present in a Chinese medicine clinical setting. Students will learn basic clinical skills
for assessing and documenting the severity of conditions such as depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety,
personality disorders, PTSD, alcohol and drug addiction, and associated features of these disorders such as
domestic violence. In addition, students will learn when to refer patients to other providers for evaluation and
treatment, and acquire the basic knowledge and skills to co-manage complex behavioral health cases as part
of a collaborative care team.
This position reports to the Chair of Integrative Medicine.
Pay range for teaching this course is $40-50 per instructional hour, depending on academic background and
teaching experience. Some meeting attendance is required.
The ideal candidate for this position has a strong clinical counseling background and a commitment to
teaching at the graduate level.
P rovide classroom instruction as assigned.
D evelop effective instructional materials.
Develop effective evaluation instruments for the assessment of student learning and practical skills.
Provide students with regular and timely assessment.
P rovide student assessment data as directed by the Director of Assessment, Chair of Integrative Medicine,
and Dean of Graduate Studies.
Perform all tasks required by the faculty teaching agreement.
Collaborate with the Chair of Integrative Medicine and Dean of Graduate Studies in developing
A ttend department and other mandated meetings.
Participate in faculty evaluation and other assessment activities.
Act professionally while executing all functions of this job description.
Support the mission of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
A bide by the policies of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong clinical counseling background
Able to work as a team member in a collaborative environment
Working knowledge of basic computer software including but not be limited to the Microsoft Office Suite
and Google Docs
S trong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Able to effectively instruct students in principles of integrative medicine
Education and Experience
Master’s or doctoral-level degree in clinical psychology, psychiatry or social work (MD, PhD, MSW; LCSW;
LPC; LMHC); LAc with Behavioral Health background will be considered
A minimum of two years’ clinical experience; five or more years of clinical experience preferred
CADC level II or higher
Prior graduate teaching experience
Experience with innovative educational methods (e.g., case-based learning)
Online teaching experience
Participation in professional organizations
Please send cover letter and CV (.pdf format only) to HR@ocom.edu. In your cover letter, please answer the
question, “How would this position at OCOM fit with your long-term professional goals?”
The Dean of Graduate Studies will evaluate candidates. We encourage you to apply early.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
OCOM recognizes the individual dignity of each employee, student, patient, volunteer, and job applicant. OCOM does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other basis
prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs, including areas such as admissions, financial
aid, scholarships, course offerings and access, employment, and other services. Title IX protects students and employees, both male and female, from
unlawful sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in college programs and activities. OCOM has designated a Title IX Coordinator to whom questions
or concerns about this notice should be addressed: Amber Appleton, 75 NW Couch Street, Portland OR 97209, or email@example.com.
This policy complies with the spirit and the letter of applicable federal and local laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its
implementing regulations, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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