HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Registered Therapist II - LPTA in EL PASO, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionRegistered Therapist II - LPTACome work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living CentersThe state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuity as well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas. If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you!Registered Therapist II applies professional knowledge in carrying out appropriate treatment programs as established by a therapist. Assists in design and performs designated therapy treatments under the direction of a licensed Therapist. Assists staff therapists in initial and periodic evaluation. Supervises therapy activities and staff during the absence of the therapists. Performs monitoring, treatments, in-service instruction, and other duties in conjunction with the Physical Management Program. Completes appropriate documentation. Assists in fabrication and maintenance of assistive equipment and assists with construction/fabrication of adaptive/orthopedic/or communication equipment. Works under supervision with limited latitude for the use of independent judgment and use of initiative. Essential Job Functionsand#149;Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.and#149;Assists in habilitation testing, programming and reporting of clinical services. and#149;Administers individualized habilitation program plans. and#149;Implements treatment protocols to treat, improve, or maintain consumersand#146; level of function.and#149;Interviews individuals/staff and renders therapeutic treatments to consumers. and#149;Assists in provision of orthopedic equipment production, maintenance and repair program.and#149;Participates in conferences for treatment planning. and#149;Performs training programs for both consumers and staff. and#149;Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to therapeutic services provisions at the local level. and#149;Participates in the student internships or other educational/programs. and#149;Supervises the work of others. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or locationRegistrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsA qualified Physical or Occupational Therapy Assistant is a graduate of a two-year program of study which meets standards of and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical or Occupational Therapy Education. The https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=490356 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.