Position Details

Department: Rehabilitation Services Thomas
Category: Rehab/Therapy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 529830
Date Posted: 10/1/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position assists in the planning of occupational therapy services and the training and mentoring of occupational therapy clinicians to enhance occupational therapy skills development. This position consults with the Clinical Supervisors within the Rehab Department and managers of collaborative departments, physicians and professionals regarding the provisions of care, development of programs and clinical skills. In addition, this person will provide direct patient care and provides leadership for the daily administrative functions of multiple specialty programs and new graduate clinical skill development.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Provides clinical leadership and training for occupational therapists. Provides or coordinates discipline specific education and develops/or tests clinical pathways. Enhances staff development through the establishment of program and individual goals. Participates in discipline specific and multidisciplinary program expansion.
  2. Coordinates occupational therapists presence in PCMG clinics.
  3. Evaluates and treats patients, demonstrating knowledge of normal development and skills necessary to provide age appropriate intervention. Provides care as outlined in the standards of care section of the Policies and Procedures manual. uses pediatric-based behavior management strategies and matches diagnostic/therapeutic interventions to age and disability of children. Establishes appropriate treatment plan with age appropriate goals and target time frames, which are discussed and mutually agreed upon with the family and or caregivers.
  4. Assists with the appraisal process by bringing relevant clinical perspective for occupational therapists . Assists with interviewing process and makes recommendations for hiring and terminating employees.
  5. Coordinates occupational therapy student affiliation programs.
  6. Provides education programs and in-service training to physicians in training, physicians in general, staff, allied health professionals and others in the community regarding the role of the occupational therapist in paediatrics.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelors degree or higher in occupational therapy from an accredited university. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five (5) or more years of pediatric clinical experience in an acute, rehab, and/or outpatient setting. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. NBCOT certification. Required
2. AZ Department of Health Services license as an occupational therapist by start date. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Independently competent to perform neurological evaluations according to the standards of practice by AOTA. Required
2. AOTA specialty certification. Preferred
3. Experience with inpatient and outpatient pediatric service delivery. Preferred
4. Advanced competency in occupational therapy assessments. Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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