Occupational Therapist


Occupational Therapist develops and provides occupational therapy services to referred patients and serves as a patient advocate in the Therapy Department.

 Evaluates and develops treatment plans to assigned patients.
 Evaluates patients within 72 hours of physician referral.
 Supervises rehabilitation technicians and COTAs in direct patient care and patient-related activities.
 Treats patients according to treatment plans approved by attending physician.
 Provide evidence based treatments and monitor progress to all patients on OT caseload.
 Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation, physicians and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
 Participates as necessary in patient care conferences, rehabilitation meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
 Documents treatment and outcomes on a daily basis according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
 Completes all required documentations of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
 Performs department audits to ensure quality patient care
 Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff.
 Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
 Establishes and instructs caregivers and patients in patient specific maintenance programs, DME, and safety.
 Participates in discharge planning and completes appropriate paperwork.
 Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
 Serves as clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant schools.
 Communicates and coordinates clinical services department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
 Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
 Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Occupational Therapy.
 Demonstrates knowledge of Occupational Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example, , ultrasound, e-stim, etc.
 Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
 Adheres to department productivity standard.
 Communicates with COTAs on a daily basis regarding patient goals, outcomes and plan of care.
 Communicates with physician regarding patient status (i.e. weight bearing) and activity level.
 Provides quality customer service to patients, family members, and staff
 Demonstrates knowledge of the medically complex patient and provides appropriate interventions based on diagnosis.
 Performs other duties as assigned.


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Job Requirements


 Minimum of one year working with the adult acute population preferred.

Education Required

  • Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Occupational Therapy.
  • Masters or Doctorate degree preferred

Additional Information

 Licensed by the state of practice in Occupational Therapy
 Certified in CPR and CPI
 Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty 90 days