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PRN Educator

Posting ID 129914
Department Rehab Therapy/UIHC
Jobcode Educator
Working Title PRN Educator

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Rehabilitation Therapies is seeking a staff Educator to plan and implement academic and therapeutic instruction and document student progress. This position entails working on an inpatient psychiatric unit with children and adolescent patients with a mental health diagnosis.

  • Provide quality patient care as a certified teacher including standardized assessment, lesson preparation, individual and small group academic instruction, and therapeutic instruction
  • Record data on the status and progress of patients every day they participate in educational activities and on transactions with their community schools, parents, and professionals
  • Exhibit a commitment to quality/process improvement
  • Perform routine and assigned administrative tasks efficiently
  • Demonstrate a practical yet innovative approach to solving problems
  • Exhibit personal and professional behavior of the highest quality
  • Adhere to all department clinical and professional standards
  • Demonstrate respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one’s duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers
  • Welcome the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace
  • Represent the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to promote continual process and quality improvement
  • Seek opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development
  • Perform special projects and tasks as assigned

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®


Percent of Time: 100%

Type of Position: Temporary full-time position during academic school year. Employee is placed on leave of absence for the summer; however, some hours are required during the summer to cover staffing needs.


Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1 – 3 years of teaching experience
  • Experience with students with challenging behavior in a school setting or similar work environment
  • Experience teaching social-emotional curriculum
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



  • Valid Iowa Teaching Certificate


Desirable Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Education
  • Special Education Certification in behavior disorders or a related field such as learning disorder, early childhood special education, or intellectual disabilities
  • Instructional Strategist Certification
  • Teaching experience in special education
  • Teaching experience at middle and high school level with challenging behaviors
  • Ability to effectively and expeditiously communicate with patient’s local schools to collect information on students’ performance in school and to offer suggestions on how to best support students when they return to their school
Phone: 319-384-8252
Application Instructions Please send a resume and cover letter to Carol Seaman at
Ad Start Date 09/02/2022
Ad End Date 09/01/2023

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