EB12 - Occupational Therapist II
General Nature of Work:
Provides difficult occupational therapy services to patients in a state institution, hospital or agency.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Incumbents may serve as team leader or supervisor of a specialty area or program area of an occupational department.
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.)
Identifies symptoms of dysfunction's for which occupational therapy testing is needed, selects tests and evaluates results.
Instructs patients in therapeutic activities.
Determines the knowledge, experience and level of the individual, the order of understanding of the skills that leads to desired behavior change and the conditions under which the individual can best learn.
Supervises health professionals in conducting treatments.
Determines methods of evaluation and compiles results.
Identifies symptoms of dysfunction's for which occupational therapy testing is needed.
Confers with administrative and medical staff on occupational therapy programs and goals.
Develops educational programs for affiliating students and staff.
Advises day care centers, group homes and similar community organization staffs who seek information on developing and implementing an occupational therapy program.
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 occupational therapy principles and techniques applicable to the patient population served.
Knowledge in the design of activities, self-help devices and international treatment programs rehabilitatively specific in a variety of individual cases.
Knowledge of functional anatomy, physiology and skeletal biomechanics, whichever applicable to the area of work.
Knowledge of the psychiatric aspects of various mental handicaps and disabilities.
Ability to work effectively with all patients, patients' families, medical nursing and other staff members and to deal tactfully with the public.
Ability to prepare and evaluate reports, medical histories and the departmental records.
Ability to plan, conduct and coordinate on-the-job training and in-service education programs for support personnel and volunteers.
Ability to evaluate patient response and progress in the more difficult cases and to present evaluative reports in case staffings and mult-disciplined team meetings.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Licensed as an Occupational Therapist by the South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree in occupational therapy and experience as an occupational therapist.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in occupational therapy and experience as an occupational therapist. Licensed as an Occupational Therapist 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.