State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Under direction of clinical director, develops medically approved plans and policies which will meet needs, capabilities, and interests of patients referred;
Works with staff members in coordinating therapy programs with other programs such as nursing, social work, and psychology;
Directs in-service training programs in activity therapies for staff, college students, volunteer workers, and employees;
Supervises staff consisting of occupational, physical, recreational, music, and industrial therapists, volunteer workers, and library employees;
Reviews, revises if necessary, and coordinates budget estimates, reports, and records prior to submission to clinical director or superintendent;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: supervise therapists and volunteer workers; maintain effective patient therapy; establish effective working relationships with other departmental personnel; speak and write well.
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in occupational therapy, physical therapy, hospital recreation, manual arts, vocational counseling, or psychiatric social work.
Five years of professional experience in a therapy program, including two years in administration and direction of professional staff.
A Master's degree in areas of study listed above will substitute for two years of non-administrative experience.
NOTE: Occupational therapy majors must possess registration with the National Registry of Occupational Therapy; physical therapy majors must possess a certificate of registration issued upon the recommendation of the Washington State Examining Committee of Physical Therapists.
Class Specification History
Revised minimum qualifications: 8-15-86
Revised minimum qualifications: 10-11-91
New class code: (formerly 57400) effective July 1, 2007