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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

18141 (E S SEIU 925 HCP/LT)
21744 (NE H Temp 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

Provide occupational therapy services to patients using specialized skills, including assessment, treatment program planning and implementation, and related documentation.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Second-level class of the series. Under general direction, assess, plan, and implement occupational therapy services. Participate in the instruction and evaluation of students or staff, if applicable.

TYPICAL WORK

Evaluate and treat patients with a variety of physical and mental disabilities;

Administer treatment, training and physical agent modalities as determined by evaluation;

Evaluate and administer treatment for functional living skills such as self care, homemaking, range of motion, muscle testing, cognitive, visual perception, vocational and avocational skills, splinting, assistive technology, community integration and/or driver’s training;

Participate in programmatic development;

Instruct occupational therapy assistants and students in occupational therapy procedures;

Design and fabricate complex orthotics equipment;

Perform duties of Occupational Therapist 1;

May lead projects; and

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program AND successful completion of American Occupational Therapy Association certification examination AND 12 months of professional occupational therapy experience.

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

Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program AND successful completion of American Occupational Therapy Association certification examination AND 12 months of professional occupational therapy experience.

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 16141, Occupational Therapist 2/Washington State Job Code 306O.