Senior Occupational Therapist

NYS OPWDD Hudson Valley DDSO

Full Time
Thiells, NY
Posted 2 months ago

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Job Description:"POSITION DESCRIPTION: Senior Occupational Therapist (Sr. OT) is a professional position requiring specialized education, experience, and licensure. Under general supervision and as a part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, the Sr. OT evaluates individuals, and plans and conducts individual and group occupational therapy treatment programs to: prevent further physical and mental impairment of individuals, restore or improve individuals’ physical and mental capacities, and assist individuals in the process of rehabilitation/recovery. "
Qualification:"• Must be currently permanent in the title of Senior Occupational Therapist. OR • Must be active and reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list for Senior Occupational Therapist. OR • Must be eligible for 70.1 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable by the NYS Department of Civil Service to the Senior Occupational Therapist AND meet the minimum qualifications as noted on the exam announcement* "
Skills:"The Sr. OT will be an active member of the Hudson Valley DDSOO Article 16 Clinic, which has sites located in Middletown, Tarrytown, and Thiells. Some individuals may also receive home-based treatment through IPSIDD services (Individual Practitioner Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities). The Sr. OT will function under the supervision of the Article 16 Clinic Administrator. • Obtains and reviews individuals’ information including health histories • Works as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team - confers with other service providers and team members, coordinates occupational therapy activities and treatment plans with those of other disciplines. • Conducts functional evaluations, screenings, and assessments to determine individuals’ capabilities and needs in areas such as strength and endurance, balance and coordination, functional mobility, judgement and problem-solving abilities, activities of daily living, and self-care skills. • Makes recommendations based on evaluation results, including adaptive equipment and techniques, environmental modification, care provider training, and/or direct therapy services. • Develops and implements individual treatment plans, including treatment strategies, goals, and anticipated outcomes. • Selects, administers, and modifies treatment interventions and modalities, which may include the use of adaptive techniques and equipment, and conducts and supervises individual and group occupational therapy activities and programs to assist individual in attaining therapeutic goals. • Motivates and instructs individuals, families, and care providers in therapy techniques and objectives. • Observes and records individuals’ progress, response, and behavior in accordance with program standards, and modifies treatment plans, interventions, and goals as needed. • Maintains individual records and documentation in the EHR and in accordance with program standards and requirements, including billable for clinic activities. • Works with individuals, family, caregivers, and community agencies to plan and provide continuity of care. • Assembles, cleans, and maintains adaptive equipment for individual use. • Monitors supplies for occupational therapy activities. • Schedules individual appointments and procedures. • Assist with training staff during New Employee Orientation and for other special topics. • Provide supervision to dependent clinicians. • Additional duties as assigned. Must possess a License to practice as an Occupational Therapist and one year of post-licensure occupational therapy experience. "
Certification:Must possess a License to practice as an Occupational Therapist and one year of post-licensure occupational therapy experience.
Anticipated Start Date:2/23/2023
Job Type:Full-Time
Salary:$61,270 - $77,912

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