Dec 05, 2022

Occupational Therapist II

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Occupational Therapy

Job Description

ResponsibilitiesSeeking an Occupational Therapist with a background and interest in neurological rehabilitation and research. Primary functions are to provide therapy for patient’s post-stroke in a research setting. Following orientation and training, you will independently prioritize and perform duties with approval of supervisors. You will meet bi-weekly with the supervisor to plan and organize ongoing and future projects and to review progress. QualificationsRequired: Skill in occupational therapy assessment and treatment of patients with spinal cord injury or neurological injury patients. Knowledge about cerebral palsy and related disorders including possible etiologies, clinical features, associated disabilities, types of surgical and nonsurgical treatment used, specific physical therapy treatments, assessment techniques and equipment used. Ability to coordinate and prioritize a large number of tasks. Ability to use University research libraries for literature searches. Skill in motivating young adults with injuries and gaining their cooperation for testing and treatment sessions. Skill in communicating clearly and professionally using proper grammar in written and verbal documents. Previous experience with spinal cord injury patients undergoing surgical procedures. Knowledge of normal and abnormal motor function and muscle firing patterns. Skill in using computers for data acquisition, analysis, graphics programs, and word processing. Minimum 2 years of relevant experience. Occupational therapy license in the State of California and current CPR card. Previous tech experience, both with formal lectures and clinical education. Ability to supervise staff, students and other professionals. Ability to work independent, motivated individual with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. 117039188.jpg