Occupational Therapist II (Per Diem)

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022
Full Time Therapy

Job Description

Responsibilities

The Department is seeking 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
Qualifications

Required:

 

Occupational therapy license in the State of California and current CPR certification card.

 

Previous tech experience, both with formal lectures and clinical education.

 

Skill in occupational therapy assessment and treatment of patients with spinal cord injury or neurological injury patients.

 Particularly, evaluation of muscle strength, range of motion, posture, functional ability, motor control and compensatory movement patterns.

 

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.

 

Knowledge of normal and abnormal motor function and muscle firing patterns.

 

Skill in using computers for data acquisition, analysis, graphics programs, and word processing.

 

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.

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Employment Type

FULL TIME