Occupational Therapist, Salinas, California

Created 11/25/2021
Reference 479839
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Salinas
Salary $7,374.81 - $10,072.92 Monthly
Position Description
Application materials will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled. Please allow up to (2) two weeks for processing of application materials. (Postmarks and faxes not accepted.) The eligible list established by this recruitment maybe used to fill current and future permanent or temporary vacancies as they arise (Natividad offers up to a $5,000 sign-on bonus to candidates hired into a permanent position). Exam#21/50F20/06CR.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Natividad is looking to fill Occupational Therapist positions. Under general direction, these incumbents plan and administer occupational therapy to patients as prescribed by a physician; and to do related work as required.

Examples of Duties

THE SIGNIFICANT DUTIES OF THE POSITION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Evaluates and assesses patients' functional status, using a variety of evaluation techniques, including observation, tests and questionnaires
  • Develops an occupational therapy treatment plan and goals for patients, including frequency and duration of treatment, according to physician's guidelines
  • Implements patients' approved treatment plans utilizing recognized therapeutic techniques
  • Provides appropriate therapeutic activities to assist in improvement of muscular functions, daily living skills, mental rehabilitation and general physical condition; designs and constructs special equipment for individuals
  • Consults with physicians, nursing staff, community agencies, psychiatrists, social workers and family members regarding a variety of issues, including patient
  • Observes, assesses and reports on patients' status and progress on an ongoing basis; documents treatment and progress in charts
  • Instructs patients in activities of daily living and assists with adjustment problems; consults with discharge planners to provide continuity of care
  • Prepares billings, authorizations for treatment and correspondence; prepares quality assurance records; conducts in-service training; may work on program development, policies, procedures and special projects
  • Maintains Department equipment and supplies; may prepare supply and equipment orders
  • May direct work of field work interns, providing input for evaluation
  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings, including departmental, geriatric assessment and discharge planning; keeps abreast of current developments in the field through continuing education

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required Licensure : Possession of a valid Occupational Therapist license issued by the State of California or the ability to obtain prior to start. (Please ensure the name on your license/certification either matches the name on your application or is indicated somewhere on your application, as all licenses/certifications will be verified via primary source.)

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING :

Working knowledge of:
  • Theory and practice of occupational therapy skills related to mental and physical illness or disability
  • Therapeutic techniques, including prevocational exploration and self-care activities commonly used in occupational therapy
  • The basic pathology involved in diseases and injuries resulting in physical and mental handicaps
  • Child growth and development
Some knowledge of:
  • Various physical disabilities, including injuries and disabilities of the hands and fingers
  • Construction and use of special equipment
  • Physical and psychological problems of the handicapped person
  • Hospital practices and procedures including documentation, TARs, billings, authorizations for treatment and quality assurance reporting
  • Age and cultural perspectives, including developmental milestones in adult life
Skill and Ability to:
  • Evaluate and assess functional status of patients
  • Develop effective occupational therapy treatment plans with measurable goals
  • Administer occupational therapy treatment to patients in accordance with approved treatment plans
  • Care for and maintain equipment and supplies
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and documentation; prepare billings and correspondence
  • Follow oral and written directions
  • Be flexible and competent in working with a variety of diagnoses and changes
  • Work in a dynamic environment
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of people in one to one and group situations
  • Ability to interpret occupational therapy treatments to staff, relatives, patients and others
  • Follow safety procedures and practices
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING

Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Experience: Two years of work experience as registered Occupational Therapist.

Education: Graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, the World Federation of Occupation Therapy or another nationally recognized occupational therapy association.
Additional Information

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Natividad requires that all incumbents pass a pre-employment physical/medical assessment.
  • Natividad will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Employees who drive on County business to carry out job related duties must possess a valid CA Driver License for the class vehicle driven and clean driving record.
  • Employees must have and show their original Social Security Card and a valid CA Driver License or CA State ID prior to the first day of work.
  • Incumbents may be required to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays;
  • Incumbents may be required to work with potentially hazardous and infectious substances.

**REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS AND SCREENING PROCESS**

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: A completed Monterey County Application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, must be submitted to the Natividad Human Resources Office, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Bldg. 300, Salinas, CA. 93906 OR on-line applications may be submitted at www.natividad.com Optional resume may be attached to the on-line application or emailed separately to : GarciaDL@natividad.com ,resume will be accepted in addition to, but not in lieu of the required application materials. For more information or to receive application materials, you may contact the Natividad Human Resources Office at (831) 783-2700. Office hours, M - F, 7:30a.m.- 5 p.m .

QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL: All licenses/certificates will be verified via primary source. Completed application materials will be competitively evaluated. Please note: The initial screening for this position uses ONLY the applicant's answers to the Supplemental Questions. Screeners (who are Subject Matter Experts) are not given the application and/or resumes at this point in the process. Therefore, your answers to the Supplemental Questions are critical. The best-qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the process.

QUALIFICATIONS ASSESSMENT: To further assess applicants' possessions of required qualifications, this process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exam, or physical ability exam.

ELIGIBLE LIST: Applicants successful in the Qualifications Assessment process will be placed on an eligible list for possible final selection interview. This eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies.

SPECIAL NOTES

  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please contact the Natividad-HR Analyst at (831) 783-2711.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a per-diem position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for benefits. Occupational Therapist Per-Diem salary rate is: $45.348 - $61.901 per hour.
(Natividad offers up to a $5,000 sign-on bonus to candidates hired into a permanent position).

Benefits:

http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/human-resources/human-resources/benefits/benefit-summary-sheet
Employer NATIVIDAD

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