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- Evaluate the independent living needs and abilities of individuals with impaired vision for meeting immediate and lifelong goals.
- Administer assessments and interpret test results to develop rehabilitation plans for clients.
- Develop rehabilitation plan of care and goals based on results of assessments and client needs, and plans intervention to achieve established goals
- Regularly reassesses intervention plan to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress towards client goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
- Instruct on adaptive skills needed for independent living in areas of personal management, medication management, household management, communication, education, leisure activities, and use of low vision devices and training techniques.
- Recommend adaptive equipment to improve independence in functional activities and provide training in use of those items.
- Provide resources and referrals for local and national services such as transportation options, Braille and Talking Books Library, Department of Services for the Blind, etc.
- Facilitate the client’s and family’s psychosocial adjustment to impaired vision.
- Complete accurate and timely documentation, including evaluations, re-evaluations, assessments, training, progress notes, and discharge outcomes.
- Collaborate with low vision optometrist and other rehabilitation specialists at SightConnection to provide client solutions
- Provide consultation, support, or education to groups such as parents, teachers, low vision support groups or other medical professionals.
- Participate in professional development activities such as reading literature, continuing education, attending conferences, and collaborating with colleagues
- Perform other duties as needed in the areas of staff education, departmental operations and department projects
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Licensure to practice occupational therapy in the State of Washington
- Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program
- Excellent customer service skills, excellent attendance, excellent ability to function in a team environment, flexibility, excellent computer skills, and ability to multitask in a complex environment.
- Two or more years of previous experience working as an Occupational Therapist; experience with clients having impaired vision is not required but strongly preferred
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Proven ability to work independently while also taking direction
- Proven ability to work effectively and gracefully with individuals with physical and/or mental impairments
- Proven ability to learn new scheduling and billing software programs
- Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize diverse and divergent needs
- Proficient working in a PC environment
This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by management.
Job Type: Full-time