The purpose of this job/position is to function as a member of the Rehabilitation Services patient care team by providing occupational therapy services to the pediatric development and rehabilitation patient/client population. Occupational therapy services are intended to improve functional independence in self-care, work/school, and play/leisure and may be pivotal to client discharge from the hospital, community integration, academic/professional success and/or quality of life. These services may include, but are not limited to: ADL (activities of daily living) training, energy conservation strategies, splint fabrication and monitoring, exercise for improved functional range of motion/strength/endurance, sensory integration activities, developmental stimulation, perceptual/cognitive training, assistive technology, and provision of appropriate adaptive equipment. The Occupational Therapist in this position would be expected to serve patients in multiple areas of Doernbecher Children\u2019s Hospital.
This position requires skills to both evaluate a patient\u2019s functional performance and participation in activities of daily living as well as to provide appropriate therapeutic interventions to improve or enhance functional performance and independence. Assessment areas may include, but are not limited to, patient\u2019s daily routines of self-care, feeding, play, school-related activities, sensory integrative and perceptual-motor processing, motoric abilities, prevocational skills, and community living skills. Assistive technology, splinting and adaptive devices are also used as needed to achieve functional therapeutic goals. Parent or caregiver education and training is an integral part of this position. This position requires the ability to use Evidence Based Practice and Practice Based Evidence in achieving functional outcomes.
Therapists evaluate each patient referred, establish treatment goals/objectives, develop and treatment plan and implement the plan. Therapists are expected to supervise therapy interns, assist with other educational
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