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PRN Occupational Therapy Assistant

Posting ID 129158
Department Rehab Therapy/UIHC
Jobcode Occupational Therapy Assistant
Working Title PRN Occupational Therapy Assistant
Details

 

The Department of Rehabilitation Therapies at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seeking Occupational Therapy Assistants for PRN work. The selected candidate(s) must be capable of caring for acute inpatients with a variety of complex medical and/or behavioral health diagnoses. Weekday availability preferred.

 

Position responsibilities:

·        Independently carry out treatment plans in consultation with an occupational therapist
·        Execute treatments designed to improve patients’ functional capabilities
·        Instruct patients in exercise performance and training techniques
·        Assure patient safety at all times during rehabilitation sessions
·        Continuously evaluate the patients’ response to rehabilitation interventions and independently implement treatment modifications as needed which may also include necessary adjustments to equipment to promote maximum safety, comfort, and effectiveness
·        Perform quality control checks to ensure safe operation of rehabilitation equipment
·        Complete occupational or physical therapy documentation in the medical record within the prescribed timelines
·        Provide oversight and direction to rehabilitation aides
·        Instruct and evaluate occupational therapy assistant students

Qualifications:

 

·        An Associate Arts Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program or completion of the requirements leading to educational exemption as defined by the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners is required
·        Licensure in accord with the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners is required
·        At least one year of experience working in an acute care setting with medically complex patients

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact CAROL SEAMAN
Email: carol-seaman@uiowa.edu
Application Instructions Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Carol Seaman at carol-seaman@uiowa.edu
Ad Start Date 07/19/2022
Ad End Date 07/18/2023

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