Occupational Therapist

Who We Are
 
Since 1976, Capability Health has been advocating for, and working with, infants, children, youth and adults who have disabilities and other challenges. Here at Capability Health, we are creating solutions that help people with disabilities become self-sufficient through education, community partnerships and direct services.

Position
We are looking for dedicated and compassionate person to join the team as our contracted Occupational Therapist for our Reno location.

Summary of Position:
Using a client centered model, within the confines of the Capability Health clinic, an Occupational Therapist will help the client develop or regain physical or mental functioning by implementing programs to improve daily living and sensory motor activities.  The Occupational Therapist performs other administrative duties as may be required in support of the program goals and objectives.
 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Develops ideas, plans, and procedures for initiation, expansion, improvement, and evaluation of therapy programs.
  • Completes initial evaluations and re-evaluations for patients in the program; examines the condition of patients and analyzes their needs; determines the need for an occupational therapy evaluation and selects and administers appropriate assessment tools to evaluate the patient.
  • Prepares reports and attends multidisciplinary case meeting to decide and review the continuing treatment.
  • Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines and agency system policy; adheres to federal and state regulation, and policies that affect occupational therapy practice.
  • Participates in continuing education for professional development to ensure practice consistent with best practice and to meet Nevada License requirements.
  • Manages patients with different types of personalities
  • Interprets evaluation data and writes comprehensive reports that reflect strengths and barriers to client participation; directs program development; and guides evidence-based intervention.
  • Uses professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision making in practice.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in an environment with individuals with severe disabilities who may be developmentally and behaviorally challenged.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion pertaining to the work environment.

Qualifications (education, training, experience, licenses):
  • Initial certification by National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy required.
  • Current Occupational Therapy License from the State of Nevada required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children using knowledge of treatment practices per discipline required.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required.  
  • Valid driver’s license required. 
  • Knowledge of the federal, state local legislation, regulations, policies and procedures that mandate and guide occupational therapy in practice required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) required.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • You will be required to successfully complete all pre-employment procedures including successfully passing a background check, fingerprinting, and a drug test.

Working Conditions 
This position will require up to 75% travel within the service delivery area. This position spends a large portion of their time working with students at a local charter school fulfilling contract requirements for services. This position will be out in Las Vegas area outdoor weather conditions, including extreme heat, extreme cold, wind, poor air quality and wet or humid conditions, etc.

*This is a contract position

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