Occ. Code 8341510

 

                  

REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 1, GRADE 20

8341510

REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 2, GRADE 22

8341520

REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 3, GRADE 25

8341530

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

            Positions in this series work to increase opportunities towards independence for persons with physical disabilities through the appropriate application of rehabilitation technologies and provide consultation to professionals and services to patients for prosthetic and orthotic devices, mobility systems, augmentative communication devices, computer access, and environmental control units.  Incumbents of these positions may modify consumer products, custom fabricate rehabilitation devices, make recommendations for commercial devices, and participate in consumer education.

 

            These positions are classified only for the Center for Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) at Helen Hayes Hospital.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 1: entry-level; provides direct care to consumers.

 

REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 2:  full-performance level; provides consultation and patient services for evaluation, prescription, modification, and training for electronic communication devices; and helps facilitate consumer interaction with local health care community.

 

REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 3:  advanced performance and/or first supervisory level; plans, conducts, and evaluates Center for Rehabilitation Technology programs; develops strategies of materials and device inventory to serve patients needs; and facilitates communication between the CRT and Helen Hayes general administrative offices to improve consumer care.

 


RELATED CLASSES

 

            Head Physical Therapists plan and supervise physical therapy for a major service unit (about 400 mentally retarded residents or about 200 physically handicapped or disabled) while  supervising a small (3-10) staff of physical therapy personnel.

 

            Senior Orthotists assure proper evaluation and treatment of patients needing orthotic devices, monitor subordinate staff in the department, and assist in the development/implementation of department research.

 

            Senior Prosthetists assure proper evaluation and treatment of patients needing prosthetic devices, monitor subordinate staff in the department, and assist in the development/implementation of department research.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

            REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 1

 

Assist patients with obtaining mobility devices.

 

 

            REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 2

 

May perform any of the duties of a properly classified Rehabilitation Technologist 1.

 

Facilitate interdepartmental coordination and community awareness.

 

 

Ensure proper usage and application of center resources.

 

 

Promote consumer rehabilitation and adaptation

 

 

            REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 3

 

May perform any of the duties of a properly classified Rehabilitation Technologist 1 or 2.

 

Develop CRT services and applications.

 

 

Supervise subordinate staff.

 

·         Provide supervision, guidance, and oversight to subordinate staff, and intervene and resolve problems as necessary.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

            REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 1

 

Open Competitive: a current license or certification to practice either Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech-Language Pathology OR a bachelor's degree in Engineering, specializing in Rehabilitation Engineering; AND

two years of professional experience of which one year must be in the area of assistive technology;

 

            REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 2

 

Open Competitive: a current license or certification to practice either Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech-Language Pathology OR a bachelor's degree in Engineering, specializing in Rehabilitation Engineering; AND three years of professional experience of which two years must be in the area of assistive technology and one year must have been in a supervisory capacity.

 

            REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIST 3

 

Open Competitive: a current license or certification to practice either Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech-Language Pathology OR a bachelor's degree in Engineering, specializing in Rehabilitation Engineering; AND four years of professional experience of which three years must be in the area of assistive technology and two years must have been in a supervisory capacity.

 

Substitution: A master's degree in any of the areas may be substituted for one year of professional experience.

 

Date:  3/12

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.