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Occupational Therapist
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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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Occupational Therapist
# Position Information

Job Description
Central State Hospital (CSH) is a 277 bed, Joint Commission accredited public psychiatric facility. The hospital serves individuals who are civilly committed and in need of treatment, and/or individuals involved in the criminal justice system who need treatment and/or pre-trial evaluation.
The Rehabilitation Services Department is looking for a motivated recovery oriented Occupational Therapist to facilitate and co-facilitate Occupational Therapy services with adults 18 to 64 years of age who have serious mental illness, addiction issues, physical and intellectual deficits and who have experienced trauma. To plan and facilitate day, evening, weekend ,and holiday therapeutic interventions that are functionally based, promote hope and recovery, and that assist our client's return to his/her highest level of functioning in order to be successful in the community. To document on client's attendance and progress according to hospital policy and departmental policy . To serve as an active member of the Interdisciplinary treatment team and provide information regarding client's response to treatment and revise accordingly based on current functional level.
## Minimum Qualifications
Master's Degree from an accredited School of Occupational Therapy.
National registration (or eligibility) and licensure (or eligibility) from Virginia State Board of Medicine to practice an OT.
Work/internship experience dealing with adult mental illness, intellectual deficits, and complex medical needs.
Must have a valid Virginia driver's license.
Experience working with adults with serious mental illness, intellectual deficits and complex medical issues. Ability to clinically assess both psychosocial and physical deficits and implement occupational therapy interventions accordingly. Proficient in both verbal and written communication skills with staff, client,community providers, and family members on the role and benefits of occupational therapy interventions.
Additional duties will include (but are not limited to) operating a state vehicle to include cars, wheel chair equipped mini bus and 15 passenger van, participating in special unit activities (unit/dept/hospital), utilizing TOVA techniques with clients, and working irregular work week and hours when necessary and awareness of safety and security procedures.
## Preferred Qualifications
Experience working in an inpatient psycho-social rehabilitative setting. Skilled in the ability to develop, plan, document, and carryout occupational therapy interventions and groups using a multi-modalities approach based on evidence based treatment and trauma informed strategies that promote recovery and improved functional outcomes. Utilization of sensorimotor assessments and strategies to develop individualized sensory diets that promote safety and adaptive coping skills. Skilled in the assessment of medically complex needs to include seating assessments, strengthening, balance, and functional ambulation. Experience with functional program development to promote transferable skills to the community.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
CSH only accepts online applications. This posting will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days.
Central State Hospital offers a competitive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave.
Resumes may accompany but will not substitute for a completed online State Application.
A full and complete on-line application is required for all positions; the application should include all work history beginning after the completion of high school or the equivalent (GED). It should include all work and volunteer experience regardless of type of work or location of work (state/country). The application must be completed in its entirety please do not leave any section blank. A resume is not a substitute for a fully completed state application. Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. This review is based on the actual narrative provided by the applicant, not on the basis of job titles listed. Therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section and provide descriptive information on the application prior to submitting it for consideration.
CSH is an equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-786-0000 for assistance. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply EEO/AA/TYY
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory fingerprint-based background check and negative results in the pre-employment and other drug screenings that may occur during your employment.
# Contact Information
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Human Resources
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## Address
26317 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 4030
Petersburg, VA 23803
*Working Title:* Occupational Therapist
*Role Title:* Therapist III - 49233
*Job Open Date:* 03/30/2018
*Open Until Filled:* Yes
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* Salary to commensurate with experience
*Agency:* Central State Hospital (703)
*Location:* Dinwiddie - 053
*Position Number:* 00955
*Job Posting Number:* 1036152
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* No
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* 05

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