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Clinical Specialist I - Occupational Therapy

Company name
Kaiser Permanente

Location
Los Angeles, CA

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Description: The Clinical Specialist I (OT) practices under indirect supervision to design, deliver and evaluate treatment plans in a recognized area of specialized practice such as - but not limited to - hand therapy, adult neuro rehab, pediatrics, spinal cord injury, assisted technology. Specialized treatment plans are designed to facilitate development and rehabilitation of patients/ members with physical, mental or emotional disabilities and to assist them develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to functional limitations at an optimal level of independence. In addition to providing direct patient care, the Clinical Specialist I (OT) acts as an expert resource, educator and mentor to students and staff in the assigned area of clinical specialty.

Essential Functions:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities, and applicable state, federal and local laws
  • Within specialized area of clinical practice, designs and delivers in-service training programs in assigned area of specialty clinical practice for students and staff
  • Demonstrates professional competence in assessing patient's condition at the onset and through all phases of the occupational therapy treatment program on a routine basis
  • Obtains accurate and complete history through clinical observation and interaction with the patient
  • Performs appropriate examinations, using specialized evaluation procedures, tests and/or evaluations to assess physical, sensory, and/or psychosocial dysfunction
  • Interprets evaluation findings to determine nature and degree of dysfunction
  • Observes usual and special precautions relative to the age, medical history, and condition of the patient and the type of treatment being given.
  • Establishes measurable treatment goals and develops appropriate treatment plans to achieve those goals
  • Reassess clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress toward goals, and the need for modification of treatment and/or goals
  • Consults with the referring physician regarding treatment request, which are, contraindicated relative to the patient's physical condition or medical history
  • Delegates appropriately to support personnel
  • Plans appropriate treatment plans utilizing selected methods to achieve desired treatment objectives, clinical outcomes and goals for patients needing specialized rehabilitation. These methods may include - but are not limited to - therapeutic and functional methods to promote muscle return, sensory re-education, muscle facilitation, perceptual - motor integration, activities of daily living and transfer training, prosthetic training of the upper extremity, orthotic and adaptive equipment fabrication, and community/ social re-orientation
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to utilize occupational therapy competencies relative to musculoskeletal and neurological assessment and treatment procedures including: testing and treatment of spine and extremities using accessory and physiological joint motions
  • Clinical testing to determine muscle strength, reflexes, sensation, coordination, range of motion, and other sensory motor skills
  • Clinical analysis and treatment of postural disorders
  • Activity of daily living (ADL) interventions
  • Administration of treatment modalities
  • Administration of exercise programs /development of patient treatment plan
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process in the delivery of services to patient's of the age group served - neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, or geriatric

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of full-time clinical experience as a registered Occupational Therapist, including 6 months clinical experience in an AOTCB recognized area of specialized practice
  • Two (2) years of clinical experience in an AOTB recognized area of specialized practice, preferred
  • Graduation from an Occupational Therapy educational program approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
  • Completion of a minimum 200 hours of specialized education in an AOTCB specialty
  • Completion of 6 - 9 months of supervised clinical Occupational Therapy fieldwork approved by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and arranged by an accredited educational institute
  • Current and valid license to practice as an Occupational Therapist issued by the State of California Board of Occupational Therapy
  • BLS
  • CurrentBLS certification
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required
  • Completion of pre-employment and annual physicals
  • Completion of annual skills competency assessment
  • Competence in basic safety and infection control procedures i.e. proper body mechanics, universal precautions

    Notes:
  • Will travel to Baldwin hills MOB weekly.
    Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical Center 6041 Cadillac Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UTSC / United Therapists of SoCal Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: Occupational Therapy Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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    Website : http://www.kaiserpermanente.org

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