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Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss  

January 2012 • Volume 106 Number 1

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Patient Support Program Director

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah, John A. Moran Eye Center is actively seeking a director for the Patient Support Program. This position includes psychosocial and counseling support of patients with visual impairment and blindness. Responsibilities include individual and group counseling for patients with visual impairment/blindness and their families, providing information and referrals, collaborating with community programs and agencies for the blind, providing education for ophthalmology house staff, providing supportive and crisis counseling for department staff as needed. The skills required for this position include: crisis counseling, rehabilitation counseling, group work, teaching, and community education. This is a full-time clinical faculty position in an academic setting. Candidates must be licensed in a counseling field; Ph.D. preferred. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.

Please visit the following web site quicklink to apply: <http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/12132>.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran's preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: <www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html>. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah Health Sciences Center (HSC) is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

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