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Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
For qualified employees of New York State: One year of satisfactory experience as an Occupational Therapist,
For all other qualified individuals, candidates must be licensed and currently registered to practice as an
Occupational Therapist in New York State AND have one year of post licensure occupational therapy
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Occupational Therapist is responsible for all aspects of occupational therapy service delivery and is
accountable for the safety and effectiveness of the occupational therapy service delivery process. The
occupational therapy service delivery process involves evaluation, intervention planning, intervention
implementation, intervention review, and targeting of outcomes and outcomes evaluation.
• Interviews individuals, family, and caregivers to evaluate current functional level and to determine
• individual rehabilitation plan for treatment.
• Selects, administers and scores written and performance evaluations and assessments to determine
• present level of functioning in such areas as performing the activities of daily living, strength and
• dexterity, gross and fine motor skills, interpersonal relations, communications, memory, coordination,
• and perceptual and problem solving skills and interprets test results.
• Develops and implements individual and group treatment plans describing the treatment strategy,
• purpose, and anticipated outcomes.
• Determines equipment, supplies, space, and staff needed to implement treatment plans to assist
• individuals to attain their therapeutic goals.
• Motivates and assists individuals in participating in therapy treatment interventions.
• Modifies individual treatment plans/goals to reflect improvements or changes and response to
• treatments prescribed.
• Makes follow up treatment intervention and/or discharge recommendations to be implemented by the
• individual family, caregivers, and/or direct care staff.
• Determines and monitors need for adaptive equipment and other aids to improve functional skills and
• abilities and may design, adapt, and fabricate such aids.
• Instruction to staff and individuals on of use adaptive techniques and equipment.
• Recommendation of rehabilitation needs in the individual's work, living, educational and social/leisure
• environment consistent with individual strengths, needs and learning styles.
• Instructs individuals in the development of the skills and techniques needed to participate in social and
• rehabilitation activities, performing activities of daily living, and learning work skills consistent with
• learning style.
• Prepares written occupational therapy plans for each individual in conjunction with treatment staff from
• other therapy programs.
• Supervises and conducts occupational therapy activities.
• Administers and monitors specific treatment modalities, such as sensory integration,
• relaxation, facilitation, and neuro-developmental techniques. etc.
• Works with individuals, family, caregivers, and community agencies to plan and provide continuity of
• Plans for continuity of care upon discharge or movement to a less restrictive community-based setting.
• Instructs individuals, family, and other caregivers regarding rehabilitation techniques and approaches.
• Recommends physical modifications in the living, work and educational environments to facilitate
• social/leisure reintegration into the community.
• Monitors individual's adaptability and recommends changes to improve individual's adjustment.
• Observes, evaluates and documents individual's progress to determine response to treatment
• interventions and treatment goals.
• Attends individual case reviews and team meetings to represent the occupational therapy components
• of the treatment plan.
• Coordinates and integrates occupational therapy activities with those of other disciplines.
• As member of a treatment team identifies, writes or assists other disciplines in identifying and writing
• goals for individuals and reviews goals in conjunction with other staff.
• Instructs other occupational therapy staff and service providers in therapy techniques and objectives.
• Supervises Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, students, and other staff.
• Comply with Sunmount operational policies and procedures.
• Participate as key member in the community therapeutic dining team.
• Other Duties as Assigned.
Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by February 6, 2019 to:
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161
Please reference the above EOA # 19-06 in all correspondence.
• 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 positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-9689 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain information and RA forms.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice
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