University of Utah Occupational Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/12/2018

Requisition Number PRN16905B

Job Title Occupational Therapist

Working Title Occupational Therapist

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Flexible hours M-F

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01456 - Life Skills Clinics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 65,000-75,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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.

The Life Skills Clinic is a part of the Division of Occupational Therapy at the University of Utah. Employees enjoy a strong benefits package, including discounts to sporting and community events, continuing education and flexible hours. We have a strong, cohesive staff and need an innovative therapist to join our team. The pediatric clinic sees clients from birth through adolescence, with a variety of diagnoses. Our families are invested and motivated in their children’s progress and are highly involved in the treatment process. We also partner with private schools, charter schools, local districts, community clinics, and behavioral health organizations to provide services to clients in their natural setting. The Clinic provides a unique opportunity to experience pediatric therapy in a variety of settings and allows for unprecedented professional growth.


The Life Skills Clinic is looking for an experienced, full-time pediatric OT (11 months). Responsibilities include:

-marketing and program development

-direct client services in schools, community settings, the outpatient clinic and at contract sites

-mentoring students and staff

-managing school/community contracts

-supervising staff OTA’s

-collaborating with the Division of OT on research, teaching and student projects

-possible teaching through the Division of OT

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.


-Prefer experience working in a school setting

-Excellent time management and organizational skills

-Ability to build rapport with families, clients, and school personnel

-Knowledge of common pediatric evaluation and treatment methods

-Experience with sensory integrations:SIPTcertification preferred

-Strong written communication skills

-Experience with feeding preferred

Type Benefited Staff

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 qualified applicants, upon request and 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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, 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 for information.

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

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.