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|Facility:||Erie County Medical Center Corporation|
|Department:||Psychiatry - OT / RT|
|Schedule:||Full Time - FT|
The work involves planning and administering treatment programs for medically referred patients consisting of therapeutic activities, self-help techniques and assistive devices to prevent, reduce or remedy the disabling effects of illness, injury and birth defects. This is a professional position with responsibility for planning and administering occupational therapy treatment to patients in accordance with the physician''s referral and established rehabilitation goals. The incumbent also instructs and supervises technical personnel in assisting with treatments and follow-up procedures. The position requires the exercise of independent judgment in developing rehabilitation programs for individual patients. Does related work as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Evaluates physical, psycho-social and perceptual dysfunction of referred persons as related to need for occupational therapy; Plans, administers and supervises treatment procedures, involving selective use of creative, manual and industrial arts and crafts, recreational; educational and other activities, fabrication of hand splints, assistive devices, self-help techniques, etc.; Coordinates occupational therapy with other patient care services concerned with restoration and maintenance of the patients optimal level functions; Evaluates and makes recommendations for training in another occupation more consistent with the patients'' present capabilities; -orks with contractorsdesigners and architects to provide equipmentfurniture or,, accommodations appropriate for handicapped patients; Reports to the patient''s physician regarding the patient''s treatment status and makes recommendations for modifications of treatment and rehabilitation objectives; Keeps accurate records on treatment and makes written reports on patients progress for inclusion in the patients'' medical record; Attendance at conferences and clinics relating to patient care. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principles, objectives and techniques of occupational therapy treatment; good knowledge of materials and equipment and their application or use in a progressive therapy program; ability to apply principles and practices of occupational therapy; ability to plan, direct and lay out activities adapted to a patient''s particular disability; concern and understanding for the handicapped; emotional maturity; manual dexterity; industry and dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college with a major in Occupational Therapy; Or (b) Graduation from a regionally accredited NewYork State registered four (4) year college with a Bachelor''s degree in any field and completion of an approved post- graduate program in Occupational Therapy. REQUIRED: Registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association and licensed by the New York State Department of Education.