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Occupational Therapy Specialist

UTMB Health

This is a Full-time position in Gatesville, TX posted August 23, 2021.

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). JOB SUMMARY : Directs the evaluation, development, coordination, and implementation of occupational therapy intervention provided to patients. Serves as a patient advocate assuring the delivery of occupational therapy meets legal, ethical and institutional standards while adhering to the philosophy, objective, policies and procedures of the department and the organization. ES SENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS : Provides evaluation, treatment and discharge planning to patients relative to age, culture and condition in assigned clinical area. Documents patient evaluation, treatment progress and billing, appropriately in the medical record. Documentation must meet peer review requirements. Communicates pertinent patient information with the patient, family members, physicians, team members, and other disciplines. Participates in rounds, clinics and case conferences as assigned. Meets required competencies for assigned area. Delegates duties and monitors service delivery appropriately to COTA, Rehabilitation Aide. Supervises students as requested (at least 1 year of experience). Participates in training and supervision of entry-level therapist and mentoring physical therapist. Participates in the provides in-service/continuing education/research opportunities. Adheres to internal controls established for department. Performs related duties as required. EQUIPMENT : Standard office equipment; standard occupational therapy equipment. WORK ENVIRONMENT : Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required. REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE : Master’s degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program. Licensed or eligible for license in the state of Texas. Zero (0) to three (3) years related experience. This position is not eligible for benefits and limited to no more than 19 hours per week. Hourly rate is commensurate with years of relevant work experience. Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRRA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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