Occupational Therapist III

Oklahoma State Department of Health
September 1, 2023
Cleveland County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Occupational Therapist III


Supervisory Organization
340 District 10

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)
February 16, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type

The annual salary for this position is up to $59,882.00 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Basic Purpose

This position is assigned responsibilities involving advanced level duties in occupational therapy. Incumbents at this level may assume a lead role in evaluation, assessment, program planning, intervention, and supervise occupational therapy students during field work experience. May provide in-service training in areas of recognized expertise at the local, regional and state level. Positions which are the only occupational therapist at a facility with overall responsibility for the program are also included at this level.

Typical Functions

•Plans, conducts, and evaluates occupational therapy treatment/intervention and activities.
•Interprets physician referrals and determines appropriate evaluation procedures.
•Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments/intervention based on medical and developmental indications.
•Completes patient assessments concerning independent living skills, occupational performance, pre-vocational work adjustment, educational skills, social skills and abilities.
•Tests neuro-muscular, motor, cognitive, psycho-social, adaptive, and developmental skills.
•Interprets results and proposes a treatment/intervention plan, including short and long range goals, frequency and duration.
•Provides treatment/intervention according to the prescribed plan, including task-oriented activities, prevocational activities, neuro-motor, sensory-motor, and developmental activities and patient/family counseling and activities.
•Participates in the assessment, design and fabrication of adaptive equipment and orthotic devices.
•Evaluates patient response to treatment/intervention and makes recommendations on changes in treatment as required.
•Maintains written and electronic records concerning treatment/intervention provided, including both subjective and objective data.
•Initiates discharge planning, prepares discharge summary, orders required equipment, and instructs patients and care providers in home program.
•Participates in a multidisciplinary team to assist in developing intervention strategies to meet the client's needs.
•May provide limited supervision and training to therapy students, assistants and aides in the care and treatment of patients and the proper completion of standardized procedures.
•This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Level Descriptor

Level II - Requirements at this level consist of a current Oklahoma license as an Occupational Therapist issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision and one year of professional experience as a licensed Occupational Therapist; or an advanced level master's degree or doctorate in pediatric rehabilitative services, pediatric occupational therapy, special education, or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.

Level III - Requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus two additional years of qualifying experience or an advanced level master's degree or doctorate in pediatric rehabilitative services, pediatric occupational therapy, special education (or other similar degree) may be substituted for two years only of the required experience.

Education and Experience

•Advanced Level Master's Degree or Doctorate.

Additional Job Description

•Work is typically performed in a client's home or daycare setting or in an office environment with climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. Telework and the provision of services remotely may also be required. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms and may lift up to 35 pounds. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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