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Job Opening Information Occupational Therapist (Temporary)

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Position Title
Occupational Therapist (Temporary)
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
Dependent upon step of current contract
Job Description

Location:     Special Education - Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District (Temporary anticipated dates March 1, 2023-June 7, 2023)

Basic Function:

This is a professional position involving responsibility for evaluating, planning and providing occupational therapy treatment to residents in accordance with written prescription or referral from a physician who provides medical direction.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Director. The Occupational Therapist assumes the responsibility of the Director in her absence. Does related work as required.


1. Performs occupational therapy procedures upon the written prescription or referral from a physician, utilizing a creative activity which may be manual, industrial, recreational or educational designed and/or adapted to correct or remedy any disability.
2. Evaluates the degree of function and disability of patients unless contra-indicated by professional judgment or a physician’s admission notes.
3. Develops a treatment plan based upon his findings, short and long term rehabilitation goals and in accordance with the physician’s diagnosis, prescription or referral.
4. Record on residents’ charts all evaluations, re-evaluations, progress notes, consultations and discharge summaries.
5. Fabricates and applies hand splints, trains patients in the use of adaptive assistive devices and/or self-held techniques to achieve maximum independence.
6. Participates with other facility personnel in the formulation of residents’ total care plans.
7. Confers periodically with physicians regarding all facets of patient care and related activities.

Civil Service Title
Occupational Therapist
Job Qualifications

A.      Licensed and currently registered by the NYS Education Department as an Occupational Therapist.

Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service.  Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law.  The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

Application Procedure

The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Job Category
All Other Certified/Licensure Positions
Job Location
Capital District Region

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