Job Information

University of Utah Occupational Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/25/2023

Requisition Number PRN35113B

Job Title PS Occupational Therapist

Working Title Occupational Therapist

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 32

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday (4 days per week), 8am – 5pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 70,000 - 76,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The University Developmental Assessment Clinics ( UDAC ) provide assessments and diagnosis to children with or at risk for developmental delays, needs, and concerns. The Department of Pediatrics has an immediate full-time opening for an experienced, highly motivated Occupational Therapist. This position will also be involved in our research endeavors by providing follow up research evaluations, certifying with the NIH , with our young research participants.

The Department of Pediatrics is the second largest department in the University of Utah School of Medicine and one of the largest pediatric departments in the country. We are committed to improving the lives of children through excellence in advocacy, education, research, and clinical care. For more information about the Department of Pediatrics, please visit .

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at



This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Essential Functions

  1. Evaluates patients’ abilities and limitations.
  2. 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.
  3. Works closely with neonatology division and becomes certified for specific research evaluations; provides f/u appointments to research participants per research protocols.
  4. Educates the patient and caregiver about the goals.
  5. Recommends adaptive equipment, completes the equipment justification forms and arranges for the delivery of the equipment.
  6. Consults and co-treats with therapists from other disciplines.
  7. Provides documentation of patient care according to established criteria.
  8. Participates in continuous quality improvement projects.
  9. Supervises other learners/allows shadowing of such. Participates in services, medical conferences, staff meetings, continuing education courses, team meetings and other related activities.
  10. Provides in-services for staff, other departments and the community.

Problem Solving

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to administer occupational therapy services to patients, provide work direction occupational therapy students, identify program needs, develop new areas of activity, and respond to emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of current and latest technology, insurance practices and community resources in order to provide quality evaluations.
  • Ability to maintain a current knowledge of safety issues needed in the treatment of patients, especially regarding body substance precautions and body mechanics to protect self, patients and personnel working with therapists.
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  • Ability to abide by the ethical guidelines as outlined by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.


The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Minimum Qualifications


Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Current licensure to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Utah.


Department Specific Preferences

1. Experience with children with/at risk for developmental delays including autism and other delays.

2. Experience working with an interdisciplinary team and in a team environment

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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