Department of Administrative Services

Patient Work Program Coordinator (37.5 Hour) (4741XN)

$27.89-$37.17 Hourly / $2,091.92-$2,787.94 BiWeekly /
$54,599.11-$72,765.23 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services major hospital this class is accountable for planning, organizing and supervising the patient work program.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited supervision of a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead Mental Health Assistants and Rehabilitation Therapy Assistants in the direction of patient activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Responsible for care and handling of a large patient work force including those on payroll; assigns individual patients to various work groups taking into account patient level of social competence and work tolerance, therapeutic needs and hospital work load; consults with and apprises medical personnel (including doctors, nursing and social services personnel, department heads and others) of patient behavior during work assignments and their fitness for a particular duty or rehabilitation; checks patient workers in and out of residence halls; makes daily rounds of wards with doctors as required; maintains various records for patient workers including payroll records, clothing, materials, tools, etc.; prepares accident and other reports; may conduct patient work programs; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of remotivation techniques and related clinical activities; considerable knowledge of patient job requirements for hospital departments utilizing patient workers; knowledge of suitability of individual patients for hospital work programs as indicated by patient behavior patterns; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to process and maintain patient records such as payroll and accident reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience as a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant 2 or its equivalent.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive patients.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(3)-Technician

SALARY INFORMATION

XN 19

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

New class 4741A 5/23/01 pzd

EFFECTIVE DATE

11/16/2001

CLASS: 4741XN; EST: ; REV: 11/16/2001;