EB10 - Occupational Therapist I
General Nature of Work:
Provides occupational therapy to clients in a state hospital or institution; provides evaluation and treatment in physical and behavioral functioning, orthotics, motion economy, prevocational skills, sensory integration, avocation skills and activities o
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Assists in planning and organizing occupational treatment programs, establishes treatment goals and conducts therapeutic activities.
Provides parent/family education.
Participates in diagnostic evaluations of patients by observation and interviews.
Prepares progress and treatment reports.
Participates in continuing education.
Fabricates and adapts a variety of splints and other self-help devices for patients.
Prepares and organizes activities.
Supervises occupational therapy assistants.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of occupational therapy.
Knowledge of the characteristics of various mental handicaps and disabilities.
Knowledge of functional anatomy, physiology or skeletal biomechanics, as applicable to the assigned area of work.
Skill in the design and fabrication of a variety of splints and self-help devices for individual patients with bodily injuries.
Ability to prepare and evaluate reports.
Ability to explain the treatment needs of a patient to the family and others.
Ability to work effectively with patients, patients' families, nurses and other staff members.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions require licensure as an Occupational Therapist by the South Carolina Board of
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree in physical education, occupational therapy or a related field and work experience in occupational therapy.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in physical education, occupational therapy or a related field and work experience in occupational therapy. Some positions require licensure as an Occupational Therapist Assistant by the South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.