Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: You must be authorized and currently registered to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in New York State AND have two years of post-authorization occupational therapy assistant experience.
Duties Description The incumbent will be supervised by the Chief Occupational Therapist. Duties will include administering Occupational Therapy (OT) Service Provision according to OT Plans of Care, Dining Guidelines, and Safe Patient Handling Plans throughout the Southern Tier and surrounding counties, assist in teaching New Employee Orientation, Annual Refresher Trainings, Beyond the Basics, individualized ADL and mobility related trainings, Dining Skills Training, Bed Safety Training, Tub/Bathing Training, Safe Patient Handling Training, as scheduled. The incumbent will document in the Electronic Health Record in accordance with regulations. Attend and participate in Departmental, Life Plan meetings. Monitor and procure supply inventories for occupational therapy needs. Knowledge of NYS Bed Safety Guidelines and NYS Safe Patient Handling legislation/techniques, and experience with complex seating and positioning is preferred. Physical demands are considerable and include bending, lifting, standing, and walking to assist individuals during occupational therapy treatments and trainings. NYS driver’s license is required for daily travel throughout the southern tier and surrounding counties to cover service provision and training needs at residences, clinics, and day programs as assigned by supervisor. Additional tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Additional Comments • For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions, but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their position with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believed that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or email email@example.com to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
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