NICU Developmental Specialist - Child Development & Rehabilitation Center, Oregon Health & Science University

Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008

NICU Developmental Specialist (Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, or Physical Therapy)

DescriptionThis therapist will provide individualized therapeutic evaluations and interventions, develop and implement treatment plans, and assist in the process of discharge planning and/or care coordination primarily in the NICU setting, but also on occasion for acute care at CDRC/DCH.  Possibility to participate in monthly developmental follow-up clinic in the outpatient department of CDRC.  Assessment areas may include, but are not limited to: developmental status; feeding; positioning; daily routines of self care, play, sensory integrative,and perceptual-motor processing;cognitive-communication development; and motoric abilities.  Therapeutic intervention is provided to promote or develop age appropriate developmental and functional skills across domains.  Qualified candidates must have feeding experience with premature infants.  Interventions may include biomechanical, developmental, neuro-developmental, sensory integrative, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches.  Effective parent or caregiver education and training are integral parts of this position.  This therapist must also be dedicated to ongoing, collaborative education of unit staff regarding developmental care, the role of the Developmental Specialist in the NICU, and promotion of better developmental outcomes. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Required Qualifications: BS, BA, MOT, MS, or OTD in Occupational Therapy. Prefer MOT or MS. Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology; BS, BA, MS, or DPT in Physical Therapy.  Prefer five years of experience as a pediatric therapist and 2+ years experience in NICU.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Awareness of regulations for eligibility of service and professional code of ethics for patient treatment.  Demonstrated leadership and self-motivation.  Excellent organizational skills. Strong triage skills and the ability to prioritize independently and complete tasks in a time manner. Current Oregon License, appropriate national credentials, and current CPR Certificate.

Schedule and Salary Range.50 - 1.0 FTE; Salary Range: $24.79-33.69/hour; Location: Marquam Hill Campus; (Position includes up to one weekend day/month of coverage for the inpatient acute care service. This position requires that the therapist have the ability to assume play and therapeutic positions on the floor or at the child's level as well as the capacity to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. This therapist will be standing or walking for approximately 50% of his/her workday.)

How To Apply
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