University of Utah Occupational Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/06/2018

Requisition Number PRN16809B

Job Title Occupational Therapist

Working Title Occupational Therapist

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 32 hrs/wk

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00856 - General Pediatrics

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $60,832 - $87,887 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Occupational Therapist evaluates and determines the need for occupational therapy to children with neurologic or musculoskeletal disabilities, birth defects, or developmental needs who are referred to the University Developmental Assessment Clinics (UDAC) through the use of occupational techniques to assess and provide parents with educational information and referrals for further treatment.UDACprograms include the Child Development Program, the Neonatal Follow-up Program, and the Heart Center Neurodevelopment Program. Clinics are held in Salt Lake City and Provo.


1.Evaluate and perform assessments and testing on children referred to the Developmental Assessment Clinic (UDAC) who are receiving interdisciplinary assessments. Consult and co-treat with other patient care team members to discuss patient progress.

2. Ensure that the patients, their families and health care professionals who utilize theUDACare supported by occupational therapy services with quality and professionalism.

3.Train and supervise occupational therapy practicum students and train other University trainees of a variety of disciplines.

4.Assist in directing or working within agency program and support areas, as assigned by theUDACDirector.

5.Educate the patient and their parents about the goals of occupational therapy, methods of accomplishing goals, and referrals as necessary. Recommend adaptive equipment, complete the equipment justification forms and arrange for the delivery of the equipment as necessary.

6.Provide documentation of patient care according to established criteria.

7.Participate in continuous quality improvement projects.

8.Perform other related duties as assigned.

9.Active participant in theUDACweekly case conference

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.


•Experience with program development and outreach consultation

•Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy

•2+ years experience working with children and infants with disabilities

•Fluency in Spanish is desirable

•Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team

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.