Compensation

Occupational Therapist 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

18140 (E S SEIU 925 HCP/LT)
23091 (NE H NI SEIU 925 HCP/LT)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

This classification series defines occupational therapist work performed at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and UWMC Clinics. Positions in this job assess patient status, plan, administer and evaluate occupational therapy services.

BASIC FUNCTION

Assess patients, plan, and implement occupational therapy; complete related documentation.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

First-level class of the series. Under general supervision, assess patient needs and confer with other staff to plan occupational therapy intervention as needed.

TYPICAL WORK

Evaluate and treat patients with a variety of physical and mental impairments to achieve maximum functional capacity;

Confer with medical and other staff members to determine occupational therapy program for individual patients; select situations or activities which require desired motions or actions or help modify behavior and teach the skills necessary to the activity;

Report data in both written and oral form following policies and procedures;

Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team and work with patient and family in developing treatment goals and evaluating patient progress;

Provide treatment and training to increase daily living skills;

Attend and participate in medical rounds and professional meetings with medical consultants;

Maintain service related records; adhere to documentation requirements for reimbursement purposes;

Evaluate and recommend modifications to community, home and work sites.

Adapt and fabricate basic orthotic devices and therapeutic equipment;

Recommend and issue occupational therapy materials and equipment;

Maintain a clean, safe working environment;

May provide work direction and instruction to occupational therapist students, occupational therapy assistants, and other personnel in performance of therapeutic activities; and

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program and successful completion of American Occupational Therapy certification examination.

OR

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license, certification or registration.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT

Licensed by the state of Washington as an Occupational Therapist or has a valid limited permit issued by the state of Washington to practice occupational therapy.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

New to SEIU 925, 9-16-2020: Class adopted for UW contract classified staff per PERC decision Case #131304-E-19 to add this title to SEIU 925 Healthcare Professional/Laboratory Technical bargaining unit, effective 9-16-2020. Incorporates the work of UW classified non-union job code 16140, Occupational Therapist 1/Washington State Job Code 306N.