University of Utah Occupational Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/30/2017

Requisition Number PRN06704N

Job Title Occupational Therapist

Working Title Occupational Therapist PRN

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week varies - PRN

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 01456 - Life Skills Clinics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.


Evaluates patients’ abilities and limitations. Establishes treatment goals based on the evaluation and reason for the referral of neuromuscular components of movement and stability; sensation; ADL’s; perception; cognition; avocational and prevocational abilities; developmental; dysphagia; manual muscle test; range of motion; body mechanics; and other tests appropriate for the patient and the profession. Administers therapy according to the established plan, utilizing appropriate procedures, equipment and techniques within the scope of practice of Occupational Therapy. Educates the patient and the care giver about the goals of the occupational therapy program, methods of accomplishing goals, how to perform the home program and injury prevention. Recommends adaptive equipment, completes the equipment justification forms and arranges for the delivery of the equipment. Re-evaluates patients, assesses their progress and makes recommendations regarding discharge. Evaluates home or work environments and makes physical barrier modification recommendations or ergonomic recommendations. Consults and co-treats with therapists from other disciplines. Provides documentation of patient care according to established criteria. Participates in continuous quality improvement projects. Supervises the patient care activities of occupational therapy assistants and rehabilitation aides. Participates in services, medical conferences, staff meetings, continuing education courses, team meetings and other related activities. Assists with departmental maintenance and supplies. Provides in-services for staff, other departments and the community.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy with certification from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy; current licensure to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Utah; Basic Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. To obtain licensure requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, an affiliation of 24 weeks from an approved fieldwork site and a National Certification Exam.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.