• Occupational Therapist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/1/2018 12:38 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    COM Kids First Magnolia
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    **This position is located in Magnolia Arkansas.

    This is a part-time position.**


    KIDS FIRST serves children with special healthcare needs ranging in age from six weeks to five years. In our pediatric day healthcare clinics, children diagnosed as having a medical condition known to place them at risk for developmental delays and disabilities receive intensive intervention.


    The Occupational Therapist works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide the evidence-based best practice evaluation and therapy techniques for the birth to 5 population with a variety of fine motor delays/disorders at UAMS Kids First clinic. May provide supervision to occupational therapy assistants. Travel to other KIDS FIRST locations may be required.


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS.
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only).
    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family.
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000.
    • Leave Time: 11 paid holidays annually, 12 days of annual vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave (additional leave available depending on status).
    • Career Training Opportunities.

    Salary offered commensurate to experience


    • Provides fine motor assessment and treatment using evidence-based techniques in a naturalistic, developmentally appropriate manner.
    • Evaluates patients to determine fine motor skills, visual perceptual motor skills, sensory processing and self-help skills in addition to upper extremity strength, range of motion, muscle tone, dynamic sitting/standing balance for functional task and trunk stability using appropriate diagnostic instruments, and determine the need for splinting and adaptive equipment.
    • Reviews results of standardized scores along with informed clinical judgment and observations to make the correct diagnosis.
    • Translates the obtained information along with treatment recommendations, developing appropriate goals and objectives as related to patient’s needs.
    • Implements direct therapy for children, based upon findings using evidence-based techniques.
    • Continually monitors progress and makes modifications to treatment plan as needed.
    • Prepares and provides billing documents according to KIDS FIRST and Medicaid guidelines; verifies accuracy of billing documents through careful review of progress notes, treatment room sign-out forms, and child’s individual prescription requirements.
    • Collaborates and communicates with families, other therapists, nurses, social workers, director, developmental staff, and contractors to provide the best quality of care and optimal outcomes for each child.
    • Encourages families to take an active role in supporting their child’s development using the principles of Family Centered Care.
    • Supports the academic mission of the Kids First program, including participation in the training of students and pre-service professionals, education and outreach to stakeholders, families served, and community partners.
    • May perform other duties as assigned, including training and participation in research projects.



    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy PLUS two (2) years of experience in Occupational Therapy OR Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. 
    • Current Arkansas license or eligible for licensure, (must obtain license upon hire)
    • Certified by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or eligible to apply for the examination

    Preferred Qualifications:


    Experience as Occupational Therapist


    **Candidate must pass state abuse registry checks, drug screen, submit to a TB skin test and required immunizations or provide proof of immunizations.**


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.





    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological


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