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An Occupational Therapist evaluates, creates and implements occupational therapy treatment plans for children and young adults, under the guidance of the California Children Services Medical Therapy Program.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Evaluate clients; plans and implements treatment plans for the following areas: motor and sensory/motor development; upper extremity function, including prehension, coordination, range, strength, sensation, pain, joint protection and hand function; functional mobility, including positioning, transfers, mobility, joint motion and muscle function; visual-perceptual ability, including visual scanning, figure-ground discrimination, visual fields, spatial relations and visual-motor integration; self-care, including feeding, oral motor function, dressing, grooming, bathing, skin inspection and toileting; adaptive/assistive equipment and splints including prescription, design, fabricating or applying selected orthotics or equipment; teach home management skills, including energy conservation and work simplification, budgeting, simple meal preparation, household tasks and group living skills; play and leisure pursuits; coordinate treatment plan with Physical Therapists and Physicians to facilitate a comprehensive team approach to therapeutic services; provide consultation to other members of the client team, such as nurses, teachers, classroom aides, interagency professionals and family; document therapy time for statistical and billing purposes; schedule appointments related to therapy; produce thorough written evaluation and progress reports.
The principles, practices and techniques of treatment directed toward the following:
Increasing independent functioning of individuals and increasing the range of joint motion, muscle strength and coordination of movement; self care activities.
Adaptation of developmentally appropriate games, crafts and activities as therapeutic exercise.
Assessment and acquisition of durable medical equipment and splints; skeletal anatomy, neurology, Kinesiology, normal growth and development and objectives of occupational therapy treatment; physical and psychological issues facing therapy patients and their impact on therapy participation.
Increasing independent functioning of individuals and increasing the range of joint motion, muscle strength and coordination of movement.
Correct vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to prepare understandable written documents.
Effectively and persuasively communicate with individuals and/or groups, orally and in writing.
Interview patients and their families, probing for full responses, validating assumptions in order to obtain a thorough and comprehensive assessment.
Produce innovative and creative solutions or other approaches to lessen impact of disability and increase targeted functional outcomes.
Interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds and modify treatment planning to accommodate the impact of diversity.
Lift up to 50 pounds.
Stoop, bend, kneel and sit on the floor for extended periods of time.
Use a computer keyboard and mouse, which involves repetitive hand movements and fine coordination.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Experience: None required
Education: Education that would lead to the ability to obtain a license in Occupational Therapy issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy.
License: Current license as an Occupational Therapist in the State of California.
ADA Accommodation Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.
Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Napa County
THE NAPA VALLEY
The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.
Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.
The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.
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