Occupational/Physical Therapy
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Mexia, TX

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Registered Therapist V Occupational Registered Therapist V in DADS provides highly advanced therapeutic habilitation services in the areas of occupational and physical therapy. Work involves performing or overseeing habilitation testing, programming, diagnosis, and reporting clinical services that may involve evaluation and treatment of dysphagia (swallowing disorders and food textures); wound care; circulatory studies; evaluation and fabrication of orthopedic equipment, seating, and mobility devices; and other specialized modalities utilized in the treatment of individuals with multiple physical disabilities and serious medical conditions. This position plans, develops and implements complex physical nutritional management programs and treatment protocols to treat, improve, or maintain consumer's level of health and function. This position reviews and analyzes assessments, progress reports, incident reports, and medical consults. The Registered Therapist V participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to provision of therapeutic services at the local and state level and participates in decisions involving facility policy and procedures. This position oversees the coordination of the student internships or other educational/programs and may conduct research in therapeutic outcomes/practice. This position plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. The RT V works independently with minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Administers and interprets assessment, interviews clients/staff, and recommends treatment plan and renders therapeutic treatments to consumers. 20% 2. Plans, develops, and implements treatment protocols to treat, improve, or maintain consumer’s level of function. 15% 3. Oversees habilitation testing, programming, diagnosing, reporting and researching clinical services. 10% 4. Plans, schedules, and oversees orthopedic equipment production, maintenance, and repair programs, and designs and prepares plans and specifications for custom and adaptive equipment. 10% 5. Writes reviews and analyzes assessments, progress reports, incident reports, and medical consults. 10% 6. Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to therapeutic services at the local and state level. 10% 7. Plan, assigns, and/or supervises the work of others. 10% 8. Designs, directs and oversees training programs for both consumers and staff. 5% 9. Oversees the coordination of the student internships’ programs for both local and nationwide colleges. 5% 10. Participates in conferences for diagnosis and treatment planning. 5%-11.Performs habilitative and therapeutic evaluation and treatment.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles of habilitative therapy and their application to the treatment of individuals with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities. Knowledge of the principles of habilitative therapy and their application to the treatment of individuals with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities. Knowledge of therapeutic principles and techniques. Knowledgeable in the areas of physical and developmental disabilities. Ability to evaluate, prescribe, and provide seating, mobility, positioning, orthotic or assistive devices. Knowledge of therapeutic principles and techniques. Knowledgeable in the areas of physical and developmental disabilities. Ability to evaluate, prescribe, and provide seating, mobility, positioning, orthotic or assistive devices.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Current license in occupational or physical therapy

Initial Selection Criteria:
Current license in occupational or physical therapy, work history/skills

Additional Information:
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employment Misconduct Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the AccessHR service center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. Req 214064

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