ICAN is a multidisciplinary clinic committed to the best hope and future for children and families affected by autism and neurodevelopment around the world. We are located in the city of Bellevue, Washington and serve individuals with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders from birth to adolescence. Our team consists of Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, BCBA’s, Behavior Technicians (CBT/RBT), Assistive Technology specialists, Mental Health Clinicians and more. In our years of operation, we have provided services to over 1900 families with innovative, caring and compassionate people. We are an organization that is committed to professionalism, teamwork, growth and fun.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST POSITION AT ICAN
Collaboration with a number of different disciplines. (Consistent and easily accessed opportunities for collaboration across all disciplines)
An engaging and positive environment
An environment that is supportive of innovation, supporting risks and failures for the purpose of growth
A place where you are valued for your contributions
Opportunities to build, develop, and lead new programs
Successful completion and graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program and completion of all clinical rotations.
At least a Master's level is preferred.
Minimum of two years of experience working with children with autism spectrum and related disorders.
Passing Background Screening and verification.
Current Washington state license as a certified occupational therapist or qualifications to obtain prior to starting employment.
Consistently meets deadlines and documentation standards
Applicants with fewer years of experience will be considered on an individual basis with a strong emphasis on background. We believe in attitude over aptitude!
Completion of evaluations and individualized treatment plans for pediatric patients (including home programs).
Synthesizes evaluation results into comprehensive written reports, which reflects strengths and barriers for a patient achieving age appropriate skills in all areas of OT scope.
Refer child, when appropriate, for consultation or evaluation with other disciplines.
Timely completion of daily notes and progress notes as needed.
Timely documentation of discharge reports, prior authorizations and insurance justifications as required.
Participation in patient team meeting to review progress and integrate findings and therapeutic strategies with other disciplines and providers to ensure generalization of skills.
Attendance at staff meetings, in-service training, and continuing education courses as appropriate or required.
Maintain regular communication (written or verbal) with child's care givers, including parents and anyone the parents request regular communication with.
Provide clinical supervision to Occupational Therapy Assistants or Occupational Therapy Students as needed.
Maintain professional clinical competency, a valid national certification and state licensure by attending certified CEU in-services and workshops in the area of pediatrics.
Assist in developing strategic and long-range plan for the program.
Perform any other duties that are from time to time deemed necessary by the Rehab Director
Adhere to the agency safety policies and procedures.
Appropriately utilize and manage inventory of therapeutic equipment and assessment tools.
Prioritize and schedule work tasks independently.
Maintain clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards and state guidelines.
Uses professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision making in practice.
Key Responsibilities as they relate to Service Delivery:
Provide targeted, evidence-based occupational therapy to facilitate child's participation and performance within the clinic and home environment.
Consult with the families and outside providers to ensure the best outcomes and continuity of care for the patient.
Participate in program development and improvement of OT service delivery.
Document OT services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement of services, as appropriate.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND ETHICS:
Participates in continuing education for professional development to ensure best practice. Uses professional literature, evidence-based research, and continuing education content to make data based decisions.
Uses professional code of ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision making in practice.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Knowledge and appreciation of the influence of disabilities, socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors on student's ability to participate in social and school settings.
Knowledge of theories, models of practice, principles, and evidence based practice to guide intervention decisions.
Knowledge of human development throughout the life span, specifically 0-21 years.
Ability to screen and evaluate patients, completing checklists, histories, and interviews.
Ability to select, adapt, and sequence relevant and purposeful activities that support intervention goals.
Ability to maintain safe environments, equipment, and materials.
Ability to maintain current documentation in accordance with professional standards. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and progress notes.
Willingness to be educated and trained for specific program implementation.
Ability to interpret the evaluation data and write a comprehensive report that reflects strengths and barriers to patient's participation in social and school age appropriate settings.
Ability to analyze tasks relative to areas of performance skills, activity demands, contexts, and client factors to implement the intervention plan.
Ability to participate collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to develop individualized programs to meet patients' needs.
Ability to provide evidence-based intervention to improve patient's performance skills and participation.
Ability to adapt and modify environments, equipment, and materials to meet patient needs.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with supervisor, coworkers, patients and families. Ability to maintain and model professional behavior throughout all settings and environments with employees.
General knowledge of the federal, state, local legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures that mandate and affect private pediatric physical therapy services.
ICAN is a multidisciplinary clinic committed to the best hope and future for children and families affected by autism and neurodevelopment around the world. We are located in the city of Bellevue, Washington and serve individuals with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders from birth to adolescence. Our team consists of Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, BCBA’s, Behavior Technicians (CBT/RBT), Assistive Technology specialists, Mental Health Clinicians, Audiologists, Nurse Practitioners, and more. In our years of operation, we have provided services to over 1900 families with innovative, caring and compassionate people. We are an organization that is committed to professionalism, teamwork, growth and fun.