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John George Psychiatric Pavilion SLH Occupational Therapist II in San Leandro, California

SUMMARY: The SLH Occupational Therapist II plans and administers medically prescribed occupational therapy treatment for patients with mental, physical or emotional disabilities to restore function and to facilitate rehabilitation. Assists in the development of special techniques and equipment, provides the full-range of occupational therapy services. The SLH Occupational Therapists II typically carry a caseload in addition to their supervisory responsibilities. Performs related duties as required. DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE : The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

Attends and participates in staff conferences, training, and in-service sessions, explains occupational therapy to other disciplines and coordinates programs. Discusses status with physicians and personnel of other disciplines involved, such as physical therapy, nursing, and psychology. Keeps informed of current trends and new developments in the field; reads the professional literature; and participates in professional activities in the field.

Interviews patients and administers the appropriate tests and/or evaluations to assess physical and/or psycho-social dysfunction. These evaluations may include but are not limited to: range of motion, muscle testing, sensory integration, perceptual abilities, coordination, activities of daily living, pre-vocational, equipment needs, feeding and pre-feeding evaluations, and interpersonal relationship skills.

Keeps records and prepares reports on patient treatment and progress and coordinates treatment with other services, involved in patient care; confers with the Department Leader regarding progress and problems. Reviews referrals by physicians to note diagnoses, cautions, treatment ordered and results desired.

Assumes administrative duties as assigned; communicates departmental needs.

Plans an appropriate treatment program utilizing selected methods to achieve the desired treatment objectives and goals for patient rehabilitation. These methods may include but are not limited to: therapeutic exercises and functional activities to promote muscle return, sensory re-education, muscle facilitation, perceptual-motor integration, activities of daily living and transfer training, prosthetic training of the upper extremity,orthotic and adaptive equipment fabrication, and community re-orientation.

Supervises, orients, trains, instructs and assists in the evaluation of entry and journey level professional staff and supportive staff; assists in personnel selection; delegates cases to assigned staff while maintaining responsibility for an assigned program; carries a caseload of patients in addition to supervisorial responsibilities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education : Possession of a Bachelor's Degree, Certification or Master's Degree from an approved school of occupational therapy.

Minimum Experience : One year of full-time experience in the class of Occupational Therapist I with Alameda Health System; OR two years of full-time experience as an occupational therapist in another facility in physical disabilities or psycho-social dysfunction.

Required Licenses/Certifications : BLS - Basic Life Support Certification issued by the American Heart Association. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.

Required Licenses/Certifications : Valid licensure with the California Board of Occupational Therapy or license applicant.