Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Occupational Therapist 1-2-3 in Pineville, Louisiana

Occupational Therapist 1-2-3


$4,718.13 - $6,287.00 Monthly

$27.22 - $36.27 Hourly

$4,718.13 - $6,287.00 Monthly


Pineville, LA

Pineville, LA

Job Type



LDH-Office for Citizens with Development Disabilities

Job Number

PSSC 16-114-RJ


10/31/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Position is located with PINECREST SUPPORTS & SERVICES CENTER in the Occupational Therapy Dept.


This position may be filled by Probation, Promotion, Demotion, or Lateral Transfer. Preference may be given to permanent classified employees of Pinecrest Supports and Services Center.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 1-2-3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 3 is $92,435. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

Offer of employment is contingent upon applicant successfully completing drug and background screenings.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Robert L. Jones

Pinecrest Supports & Services Center

100 Pinecrest Drive

Pineville, Louisiana 71360




Possession of a current Louisiana Occupational Therapist temporary permit as issued by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.


Possession of a current Occupational Therapist license initially issued prior to enactment of Louisiana Occupational Therapy Practice Act in 1979.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide professional occupational therapy services.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from a higher level Occupational Therapist.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

Health care facilities statewide.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Occupational Therapy Assistant 2 by the responsibility for interpreting test results and formulating treatment plans.

Differs from Occupational Therapist 2 by the absence of greater program responsibilities and supervision of subordinates.

Examples of Work

Carries out recurring work on own initiative, developing treatment objectives and planning and adapting activities according to each persons needs.

Evaluates clients and patients to assess needs for occupational therapy in the areas of motor functioning, sensory integrative functioning, cognitive functioning, psychological functioning, and social functioning.

Instructs and trains clients, patients, and family members in therapeutic techniques and activities which lead to improved functioning.

Modifies or changes treatment methods according to changes in patients physical and functional status after periodic evaluations.

Assists in developing and implementing management policies and in-service training sessions for assigned special services.

Participates in multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary staffing of all clients and patients to update treatment plans.

Consults and collaborates with physicians and other professionals regarding patients needs.

Assist in the management of supply levels and conveys equipment needs.

Interprets recommendations for occupational therapy referrals and gathers data pertinent to each client and patient.

Constructs, designs, and adapts orthotic devices and adaptive equipment and assesses need for ordering other special aides to promote functioning at maximum level of independence.

Prepares and presents pertinent professional records and reports documenting rehabilitative progress.

Conducts home visits and collaborates with clients, patients, and family members in making recommendations for home accessibility.

Explains role of occupational therapy to other health care disciplines.