Assistive Technology Specialist
- Location: Golden Valley, MN
- Posted: May 24, 2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.
Req ID: 54856
Performs various Assistive Technology assessments and training. Develops and implements evaluation plans so that participants needs are met and referral source questions are answered. Modifies evaluation methods as necessary due to disability factors. Gathers, writes and coordinates the collection of technology information, resources and expertise to enhance the program services and product opportunities for the assistive technology shared folder. Acts as a resource on issues to assure optimal usage and consistent functioning of assistive technology. Identifies and prioritizes technologies that are most needed in the organization to accomplish our goals with individuals who use assistive technology. Makes recommendations for the purchasing of new assistive technology and coordinates incoming referrals with the Assistive Technology scheduler.
Associates degree in an assistive technology or related field (therapeutic rehabilitation, speech language pathology, occupational therapist, special educator, engineering, technology, etc.). Bachelors degree and ATP Certification preferred.
Two or more years of experience with people with physical disabilities and technology. Strong knowledge of computer technology including hardware and software related to vocational adaptions, augmentative communication devices, computers and switches, EADL's, and recreation activities. Excellent observation skills to determine best assistive technology adaptations, and communicates effectively and builds rapport with others. Experience in providing one-on-one and group training. Experience working extensively with individuals who use assistive technology, other professional and families. Strong problem solving skills and ability to work independently within given parameters to meet administrative responsibilities.
Departmental hours are generally 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday
Position is for 40 hours/week
Golden Valley is a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis conveniently located five miles west of downtown. With its desirable location, ample parks and nature areas, diverse neighborhoods, flourishing business, and award-winning schools, Golden Valley is one of the best places to live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Located in Golden Valley
Population = 20,370
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