Occupational Therapist III

Oklahoma State Department of Health
September 22, 2022
Oklahoma County, OK
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Occupational Therapist III


Supervisory Organization
Ok County Early Intervention

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Full time

Job Type

The annual salary for this position is up to $59,882.00 based on education and experience.

Job Description

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Occupational Therapist III providing support to Oklahoma County SoonerStart Early Intervention. This is a state employee position 34003767 governed by the Civil Service Rules , located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2022 .The annual salary for this position is up to $59,882.00based on education and experience.

Basic Purpose

Level duties in occupational therapy. Incumbents at this level may assume a lead role in evaluation, assessment, planning, intervention, and may assist with occupational therapy students during field work experience. May provide in-service training in areas of recognized expertise at the local, regional and state level.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Plans, conducts, and evaluates occupational therapy treatment/intervention and activities.
  • Interprets physician referrals and determines appropriate evaluation procedures.
  • Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments/intervention based on medical indications.
  • Completes patient assessments concerning independent living skills, occupational performance, pre-vocational work adjustment, educational skills, social skills and abilities.
  • Test's neuro-muscular, motor, cognitive and psycho-social skills.
  • Interprets results and proposes a treatment/intervention plan, including short- and long-range goals, frequency and duration.
  • Provides treatment/intervention according to the prescribed plan, including task-oriented activities, prevocational activities, neuro-motor and sensory-motor activities and patient/family counseling and activities.
  • Participates in the assessment, design and fabrication of adaptive equipment and orthotic devices.
  • Evaluates patient response to treatment/intervention and makes recommendations on changes in treatment as required.
  • Maintains records concerning treatment/intervention provided, including both subjective and objective data.
  • Initiates discharge planning, prepares discharge summary, orders required equipment, and instructs patients and care providers in home program.
  • Participates in a multidisciplinary team to assist in developing intervention strategies to meet the client's needs.
  • May provide limited supervision and training to therapy assistants and aides in the care and treatment of patients and the proper completion of standardized procedures.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education and Experience

Level III - Requirements at this level consist of a current Oklahoma license as an Occupational Therapist issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision plus two years of professional experience as a licensed Occupational Therapist; or an advanced level master's degree or doctorate in pediatric rehabilitative services, pediatric occupational therapy, special education, or a closely related field may be substituted for two years only of the required experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Level III - Required at this level include knowledge of the principles and practices, and ethics of professional occupational therapy; of therapeutic techniques and their application to occupational therapy; of standardized treatments prescribed for various conditions; of the procedures to evaluate various skills and abilities; and of the supplies, materials and equipment used in conducting occupational therapy programs. Ability is required to use therapeutic equipment and materials; to evaluate various skills and abilities; to administer prescribed treatments and conduct planned activities; to interpret medical prescriptions; to establish effective working relationships with others; to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; to exercise initiative and independent judgment; and to mentor occupational therapy students during field work experience. Ability to develop occupational therapy treatment plans; and to provide in-service training at the local, regional and state levels in identified areas of expertise.

Special Requirements

Work is typically performed in a client's home or daycare setting or in an office environment with climate- controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. Telework and the provision of services remotely may also be required. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms and may lift up to 35 pounds. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.



Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

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