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Occupational Therapist PRN

University of Utah

This is a Full-time position in Salt Lake City, UT posted May 2, 2021.

Open Date 04/21/2021

Requisition Number PRN11098N

Job Title PS Occupational Therapist

Working Title Occupational Therapist PRN

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week varies

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health – Academics

Department 01456 – Life Skills Clinics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $37.00/hr

Close Date

Job Summary

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.

The Life Skills Clinic is a part of the Division of Occupational Therapy at the University of Utah. Employees enjoy a strong benefits package, including discounts to sporting and community events, continuing education and flexible hours. We have a strong, cohesive staff and need an innovative therapist to join our team. The pediatric clinic sees clients from birth through adolescence, with a variety of diagnoses. Our families are invested and motivated in their children’s progress and are highly involved in the treatment process. We also partner with private schools, charter schools, local districts, community clinics, and behavioral health organizations to provide services to clients in their natural setting. The Clinic provides a unique opportunity to experience pediatric therapy in a variety of settings and allows for unprecedented professional growth.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

This is a PRN position


Evaluates patients’ abilities and limitations. Establishes treatment goals based on the evaluation and reason for the referral of neuromuscular components of movement and stability; sensation; ADL’s; perception; cognition; avocational and prevocational abilities; developmental; dysphagia; manual muscle test; range of motion; body mechanics; and other tests appropriate for the patient and the profession. Administers therapy according to the established plan, utilizing appropriate procedures, equipment and techniques within the scope of practice of Occupational Therapy. Educates the patient and the care giver about the goals of the occupational therapy program, methods of accomplishing goals, how to perform the home program and injury prevention. Recommends adaptive equipment, completes the equipment justification forms and arranges for the delivery of the equipment. Re-evaluates patients, assesses their progress and makes recommendations regarding discharge. Evaluates home or work environments and makes physical barrier modification recommendations or ergonomic recommendations. Consults and co-treats with therapists from other disciplines. Provides documentation of patient care according to established criteria. Participates in continuous quality improvement projects. Supervises the patient care activities of occupational therapy assistants and rehabilitation aides. Participates in services, medical conferences, staff meetings, continuing education courses, team meetings and other related activities. Assists with departmental maintenance and supplies. Provides in-services for staff, other departments and the community..

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications


Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Current licensure to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Utah.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

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