Under general supervision, performs professional Occupational Therapy activities consisting of planning, evaluating, establishing and implementing individual and group treatment activities under the direction of a physician.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Interpret a physician’s referral and select an appropriate standardized evaluation procedure
Evaluate patient in the following areas: independent living skills, occupational performance, prevocational work adjustment, educational skills, play-leisure abilities, social skills and various psychosocial skills
Interpret the data and develop a treatment plan involving short and long term goals, frequency and duration of treatment
Assist patient in carrying out these procedures through the design and fabrication of adaptive equipment and orthotic devices, joint protection and body mechanics
Inform patient and family goals and progress
Assist with discharge planning by ordering equipment and instructing patient on home therapy plan
May supervise students
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: Licensure in the State of Oklahoma by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision as an Occupational Therapist OR eligible to sit for the exam, license must be obtained
within six (6) months of employment, BLS upon hire
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional occupational therapy and the materials and supplies utilized in the program. Skill in organizing and instructing occupational therapy activities. Ability to interpret prescriptions related to therapy needed. Good interpersonal skills in establishing effective working relations with staff. Ability to communicate instructions and technical information to patients. Some computer skills.
Internal Number: 8250-31043
About The Children's Hospital - OU Medicine
The Children’s Hospital has 314 inpatient beds and is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Oklahoma solely dedicated to the treatment of children. Our pediatric staff blends years of specialized pediatric training with education, research and technology to treat conditions ranging from cardiothoracic and oncology-related illnesses to neonatal specialty care and pediatric solid-organ transplants. Our 96-bed neonatal intensive care unit provides the highest level of neonatal care in Oklahoma. The Children’s Heart Center brings cutting-edge research, treatment and surgery to patients with congenital and acquired heart conditions. We have the state’s largest staff of child life specialists to help children and families cope with hospitalization.