OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Posted 8 months ago

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Facilitates development and rehabilitation of patients with mental, emotional and physical
disabilities by planning and administering prescribed occupational therapy.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
The following duties are not intended to serves as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by
all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative
summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform
all duties listed and may be require to perform additional, position-specific duties.
• Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and
interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment
plans.
• Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by
implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional,
prevocational, vocational and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensory
motor, educational, recreational and social activities.
• Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to
individual’s physical capacity, intelligence level and interest.
• Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting and evaluating patient’s
progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.
• Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following case being closed by designing and
instructing patients, families and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending
and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow up
programs.
• Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
• Maintains patient confidence by keeping information confidential.
• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and
regulations.
• Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops;
reviewing professional publications; establishing personal/professional networks;
participating in professional societies.
• Complies with federal, state and local legal and certification requirements by studying
existing and new legislation.

Patient Education:
• Facilitates movement toward a healthcare partnership between providers, the patients and
their families.
• Educates patient/family regarding therapeutic exercises, activities and equipment.
Administrative Responsibilities:
• Documents patient encounters in appropriate format.
• Daily sign in sheet
• Daily SOAP note
• Provides statistics as requested.
• Will submit attendance log with appropriate documentation on the 15th of every month,
and on the last day of the month.
• Will submit milage and end of month

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:
• Knowledge of rehabilitative treatment techniques as utilized by the generalist in treating
multiple age groups.
• Knowledge of the regulations and practice standards of Pediatric Occupational Therapy.
• Knowledge of direct patient care of Occupational Therapy to pediatric patients.
• Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in daily activities.
• Skill in treating Pediatric Occupational Therapy patients.
• Skill in using applicable equipment and instruments.
• Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
• Skill in critical thinking in the performance of Pediatric Occupational Therapy.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others.
• Skills in maintaining good working relationships with community resources, referral
sources, agencies and colleagues (PT and SLP).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• A Cleared/Clean California Occupational Therapy California License
• Approximately one (1) year of experience working exclusively with a pediatric
population.
• Participation in continuing education in pediatric therapy subjects as required by the
Occupational Therapy governing authority.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.
• May be called to work off-shift in emergency situations.

MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Standing, repetitive movements, lifting weights of various amounts (not to exceed 25
lbs.), sitting on floor, bending/squatting, walking, driving, etc.

Please note: This of description is not an offer of employment, and does not in any manner
constitute an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter
this job description at any time without notice.

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