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Occupational Therapist

JOB DESCRIPTION                                           

Job Title: Occupational Therapist

Department:   Rehabilitation

Status: Per Diem

Date:  September 15, 2020


Primary Purpose:  Responsible for providing quality occupational therapy services to patients.  Responsible for the assessment, treatment planning and implementation, education and instruction and documentation of the purpose of assisting patients achieve optimal function and quality of life and interdisciplinary setting. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides quality patient care by responding through timely screening and evaluation of patients. 

  • Implements therapy services as outlined in plan of care.

  • Establish short and long term goals for each patient in accordance with patient, family and team objectives. 

  • Develops a treatment plan in accordance with patient, family and team objectives.

  • Reports on the condition of the patient to the appropriate staff member and competes timely documentation in the medical record.

  • Instruct family or other team member in the patient’s specific therapy treatment. 

  • Monitor patient during all phases of treatment.

  • Participate in discharge planning including the development of restorative nursing and/or functional maintenance programs.

  • Complies with all hospital and departmental policies and procedures, safety program requirements, corporate compliance program standards of conduct, all applicable statues, rules and regulations. 

  • Maintains skills and knowledge through participation in educational programs, reading literature, attending workshops, and maintains affiliation with profession’s organization if applicable.

  • Performs other duties assigned.


Physical Demands:

  • Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force to move objects, equipment and patients served.

  • Ability to regularly stand, walks, sits, stop, kneel, bend or crouch to assist patients. 

  • Ability to use hands to manipulate tools, equipment or controls; reach with hands and arms, balance and lift to assist in patient transfers.

  • Visual and hearing acuity sufficient to assess patients.

  • May be exposed to blood and bodily fluids.


Mental Demands:

  • High levels of attention to detail, concentration and alertness needed.

  • Ability to solve distinct issues effectively.

  • Ability to handle emergency or crisis situations.


Communication Demands:

  • Ability to communicate verbally and written clearly and effectively.

  • Be approachable; relate well to others; be receptive to feedback and articulate clearly.

  • Actively listens to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.



  • Strong communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy required.

  • Current unencumbered state licensure as an Occupational Therapist.



  • One year of experience as an occupational therapist preferred.


The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification.  It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required doing this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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