Occupational Therapist (2321)

Recruitment #220429-UNCX-115

Introduction

 

Occupational Therapist (2321)

Completes comprehensive evaluations (including equipment), and screenings when appropriate, for pediatric clients, 0-21 years of age, as well as clients over the age of 21 through DDSD services with consideration to medical, vocational, educational, activity, social history, and personal/family goals; makes referrals and provides home programs as necessary for inpatients as assigned.

Completes and maintains current documentation for medical records within the time frame and guidelines specified in Center policies, including daily progress notes, evaluation, and discharge summaries.

Develops & implements an occupational therapy program with the results of the evaluation, identifies short & long term goals, collaborates with client, family, other professionals, & community resources, determines duration & frequency of OT services, & documents program plan within policy guidelines.

Completes outpatient equipment evaluations, justifications, vendor selections in accordance with client’s healthcare provider, follow-up fittings and training sessions if necessary,  adapts or supervises custom adaptations, and maintains documentation as specified by Center and departmental policies and procedures.

Completes comprehensive evaluations (including equipment), and screenings when appropriate, for onsite outpatients, school contract clients, clients over the age of 21 through DDSD services, or EI contract clients with consideration to medical, vocational, educational, activity, social history, and personal/family goals; makes referrals and provides home programs as necessary for inpatients as assigned.

Assists clinical coordinator in instruction of OT, OTA, and pre-OT students in principles, methods, and theories of pediatric occupational therapy, supervises other personnel in conjunction with client program plan.

Maintains current AOTA certification & Oklahoma licesure, provides in-service training for department following continuing ed attendance, Center staff, clients & their families/caregivers, participates in dept. meetings, participates in dept. maintenance such as general cleaning, cleaning after every therapy session, & alerting custodians of necessary cleaning items, informs director of needed equipment/supplies for the department obtaining ordering information, participates in Center committees as assigned.

Completes administrative & other duties as assigned, participates in implementation/compliance of quality assurance, dept. policies/procedures

This level requires a variety of knowledge, skill, and abilities based on the number of years of experience not limited to but will include knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of professional occupational therapy; of therapeutic techniques and their application; and of the supplies, materials, and equipment used in occupational therapy programs.  Knowledge of standardized treatments prescribed for various conditions; of the procedure to evaluate various skills and abilities. Ability is required to used therapeutic equipment and materials; to administer prescribed treatments or conduct planned activities; to interpret medical plans; to established effective working relationships with others; and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement; and to mentor occupational therapy students during field work experience.  The ability to develop occupational therapy treatment plans; and to provide in-service training at the local, regional and state levels in identified areas of expertise.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements for this level will be based on the number of years of experience not limited to but will include a current Oklahoma license as an Occupational Therapist issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.  Experience will consist of at least one year of professional experience as a licensed Occupational Therapist.  A masters degree or doctorate in pediatric rehabilitative service, pediatric occupational therapy, special education (or other similar degree) may be substituted for two years of required experience.


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