State of Washington Classified Job Specification
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 2
Provides occupational therapy services to patients using specialized skills, including assessment, treatment program planning and implementation, and related documentation.
Under general direction, assesses, plans, and implements occupational therapy services. Participates in the instruction and evaluation of students or staff.
Performs all duties of Occupational Therapist 1; evaluates and treats patients with a variety of physical and mental disabilities;
Administers treatment, training and physical agents as determined by evaluation;
Evaluates and administers treatment for functional living skills such as self care, homemaking, range of motion, muscle testing, cognitive, visual perception, vocational and avocational skills, splinting, assistive technology, community integration and/or driver’s training;
Instructs occupational therapy assistants and students in occupational therapy procedures;
Leads or participates in specialized psychiatric occupational therapy;
Performs related duties as required;
May supervise or direct the work of others.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: skeletal, muscular, and neuro‑anatomy; mental illness; principles, materials, modalities, and equipment of occupational therapy; various handicrafts; safety precautions; evaluative report writing.
Ability to: plan and modify projects to fit particular disorder of patient; gain cooperation of patients; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians and other staff; instruct staff.
Licensed by the state of Washington as an Occupational Therapist or has a valid probational certificate issued by the state of Washington to practice occupational therapy.
Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program AND successful completion of American Occupational Therapy Association certification examination AND 18 months of professional occupational therapy experience.
Class Specification History
New Class: 1-3-73.
Revise Class: 3-23-87.
Revise MQ: 7-2-90.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Occupational Therapist II), class code (formerly 6141), definition, and distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises typical work, adds knowledge and abilities, revises minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.