University of Washington OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 1 [may be part-time 50% FTE up to full-time 100% FTE] in Seattle, Washington
Req #: 197832
Department: UW AUTISM CENTER (UWAC)
Posting Date: 10/14/2021
Closing Info: Closes On 10/28/2021
Salary: 50% to 100% of $6,747 to $9,657/month
Shift: First Shift
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. The UW Autism Center (UWAC) is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting families affected by autism spectrum disorders through exceptional clinical services, innovative scientific research and high-quality training. UWAC is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington and incorporates faculty and staff from the UW School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Education. The UWAC currently has an outstanding opportunity for an Occupational Therapist 1 to work 20 to 40 hours a week. This individual will report to the Director of Clinical Services and work amongst a team of professionals, including licensed psychologists, speech-language pathologists, board certified behavior analysts, medical professionals, faculty, graduate students, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows. This position will provide clinical services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The position will support the Autism Center-wide policies and procedures and workload standards. The position has additional complexities involving the ability to handle complex and sensitive situations regarding clinic patients. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical Duties - 60% Under general supervision, this individual will assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe occupational therapy. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The OT1 will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations and utilize training in the evaluation and treatment process. Collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge. Implement treatment programs, which include areas of daily living skills, sensorimotor skills, cognition and therapeutic adaptations. This may include use of physical agents, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise. Programmatic duties - 40% • Participate in community activities and events • Attend weekly staff meetings, other meetings as necessary • Complete paperwork within required time frame • Meet assigned deadlines • Interface with University of Washington Tacoma staff, faculty, departments, and students to provide services, support, and training when applicable. • Consult with other members of clinical team regarding diagnosis and intervention strategies, as needed. • Provide consultation to community providers who work with patients in order to develop continuity in care for the patient and their family. • Keep appropriate records of services provided and coordinate with the billing office and direct supervisor regarding services to meet billable expectations. • Complete initial client/patient evaluations, treatment plans, progress reports, referral letters, and other administrative responsibilities in a timely manner. • Supervise undergraduate and graduate practicum students and volunteers and evaluate their performance Perform related duties as required. Requirements include: • Must be licensed by the state of Washington as an Occupational Therapist or has a valid probational certificate issued by the state of Washington to practice occupational therapy. • Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program and successful completion of American Occupational Therapy certification examination -- OR -- equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license, certification or registration.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Desired: • Knowledge of: skeletal, muscular, and neuro anatomy; mental illness; principles, materials, modalities, and equipment of occupational therapy; various handicrafts; safety precautions; evaluative report writing. • Ability to: plan and modify projects to fit particular disorder of patient; gain cooperation of patients; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians and other staff. • Experience working directly with children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-classified-staff-20210208.pdf) Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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