Occupational Therapist

  • 3501 - 5000
  • Selangor - Petaling Jaya
  • Anywhere
Job Summary:
- The ability to provide evidence based occupational therapy intervention to improve student’s performance skills and participation
- To collaborate with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of student occupational performance strengths and needs, through evaluation, educational program planning and service delivery
- To review occupational therapy services for quality improvement and make changes as needed to ensure quality of services

Responsibilities:
- To collaborate with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of student occupational performance strengths and needs, through evaluation, educational program planning and service delivery
- To evaluate the student’s ability and formulate the student’s occupational profile through a variety of functional, behavioral, and standardized assessment, skilled observation, checklists, histories, and interviews
- To synthesize evaluation results into a comprehensive written report which reflects strengths and barriers to student participation in the educational environment;  to direct program development; and guide evidence-based intervention
- To develop occupationally based intervention plans based on student needs and evaluation results
- To participate in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, offer recommendations, and develop individual education plans and intervention plans to achieve IEP/EIP goals.
- To provide targeted, evidence-based therapeutic intervention to facilitate student participation and occupational performance within the school environment.
- To consult with the school-based team to achieve student outcomes.
- To adapt and modify the environment including assistive technology and training instructional staff to meet individual needs and to help students function as independently as possible
- To educate student, educational personnel, and family to facilitate skills in areas of occupation as well as health maintenance and safety
- To monitor and reassess the effects of occupational therapy intervention and the need to continue, modify, or discontinue intervention
- To document occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement of services as appropriate
- To prioritize and schedule work tasks independently
- To manage inventory of therapeutic equipment and assessments, and project  needs for budget planning
- To maintain clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and school system policy
- To provide legal and ethical supervision of occupational therapy assistant assuming responsibility for the students served by assistant
- To supervise non occupational therapy support personnel
- To supervise and lead internships
- To review occupational therapy services for quality improvement and make changes as needed to ensure quality of services
- To teach, monitor and collaborate with educational personnel, parents, and students to increase understanding of the student’s occupational performance
- To provide fieldwork education and supervision for occupational therapy
- Must be knowledgeable of human development throughout the life span and integrate with student’s unique developmental status
- Must be knowledgeable and appreciate the influence of disabilities, socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors on student’s ability to participate in occupations
- Must be knowledgeable in use of occupational therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and evidence based practice to guide intervention decisions.
- Must be knowledgeable of the federal, state, local legislation, regulations, policies and procedures that mandate and guide occupational therapy practice in schools.
- The ability to maintain current reporting, documentation, scheduling in accordance with professional standards
- The ability to determine the need for an occupational therapy evaluation and to select and administer appropriate assessment tools to evaluate the student
- The ability to interpret the evaluation data and write a comprehensive report that reflects strengths and barriers to student’s participation and occupational performance
- The ability to participate collaboratively with multi-disciplinary educational teams to develop Individualized Education Programs to meet student needs
- The ability to develop occupationally based intervention plans based on evaluation information
- The ability to provide evidence based occupational therapy intervention to improve student’s performance skills and participation
- The ability to adapt and modify environments, equipment and materials including assistive technology
- The ability to plan, coordinate and conduct continuing education for educational personnel, parents and students
- The ability to uses professional literature, evidence based research and continuing education content to make practice decisions
- Must have skill in effective oral and written communication
- The ability to teach and monitor a class when necessary

Requirements:
- Degree in Occupational Therapy with at least 2 years working experience in this field.

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