Successful completion of an approved residency training program in occupational therapy with 3 years experience as a licensed occupational therapist. Current/valid unrestricted license to practice occupational therapy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Significant experience treating people with developmental disabilities or chronic illness or equivalent experience.
Responsible for completion of screenings; and, as necessary, full evaluations using standardized instruments in order to make recommendations regarding neuro and sensory motor development, postural reflexes, or sensory integration in relation to the completion of daily living activities for assigned individuals. Provide leadership in the design of therapeutic adaptations to enhance functional independence, maintain wellness, and/or deter loss of skills for assigned individuals.
Possession of a license to practice occupational therapy as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure.
This is work in the field of occupational therapy at a Commonwealth facility for those with mental or physical illnesses or handicaps. A resource designs, implements, and evaluates occupational therapy segments of individual program plans to further the comprehensive treatment/habilitation of patients/residents. The resource conducts medically, developmentally and/or psychologically focused occupational therapy programs to determine current skill levels and assist patients/residents in developing basic functional skills or retain or strengthen existing skills. The diverse modalities used in these programs may include arts and crafts, audio-visual media, physical restorative activities, and adaptive equipment and devices, and are chosen for their ability to contribute toward reaching individual patient/resident goals. Program objectives may be directed toward activities of daily living, group interaction, sensory stimulation and training, physical conditioning, reflex inhibition, or neuro-muscular facilitation in order to stimulate/alter the neuro-physiological or psychosocial development of the patient/resident and to provide a context for normal living. Formal assessments of patient/resident functioning levels, strengths, and needs are made and methods for responding to assessed needs are formulated and presented to a multi-disciplinary team responsible for individual patient'/resident's comprehensive program plans. An important aspect of the work is the on-going review and evaluation of patient/resident needs and progress toward achieving program goals. Work is performed independently under general supervision and is reviewed by a higher level licensed therapist or other professional supervisor for quality and achievement of occupational therapy program goals through observation, conferences and reports.
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