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UT Health Occupational Therapist - Neurosciences in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Occupational Therapist - Neurosciences

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210000T0

Department: Neurosciences

Location: Texas Medical Center

Position Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

Provides professional, educational, and clinical skills in organizing and directing occupational therapy services.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates all Occupational therapy to ensure appropriate patient treatment.

  • Conducts patient consultation, evaluation, and program planning for all patients.

  • Develops home exercise programs to instruct patients in the required exercise for treatment.

  • Reassesses patient status on an ongoing basis to ensure that treatment goals, plans, and program are appropriate.

  • Participates in the development and writing of clinical research protocols; utilizes knowledge of area of expertise (e.g. therapy) to promote safety and efficacy in research questions, protocol development, interventions, and outcomes.

  • Develops educational programs to increase patient/family and community awareness of Occupational therapy treatment including department faculty, staff, researchers.

  • Recruits and screens patients, enrolls suitable candidates for participation in research protocols.

  • Provides all study related activities related to rehabilitation therapies per research protocol.

  • Assists in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy.

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three (3) years of experience required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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