Occupational Therapist - PRN

Job Description

Evaluate, plan and implement Occupational Therapy treatment programs for referred patients. Follow hospital and department approved policies related to documentation, attendance, education, etc. Show respect and courtesy to all staff, patients and visitors.


1. Evaluation:

Selects appropriate therapeutic assessment tools. Upon referral completes a functional comprehensive and individualized assessment. Develops individualized treatment programs consistent with patient diagnosis, status, and goals. Establishes goals/plans of care that include realistic and measurable goals in relation to the patients' goals, diagnosis, prognosis, and learning ability of patient/caregiver, physical/mental status and anticipated lifestyle. Completes evaluations according to department policy. Evaluates for, recommends/procures needed patient equipment and follows-up.

2. Documentation:

Adheres to hospital/department policies. Documentation is timely and legible. Complies with all pertinent regulatory standards. Accurate and timely completion of charging documents.

3. Treatment:

Implements the treatment plan in collaboration with the treatment team. Reassesses objective findings, including pain, per department policy. Delivers care in a professional and customer oriented manner. Adheres to department safety standards. Develops appropriate treatment programs to progress toward goals and progresses programs appropriately. Counsels patients and families regarding evaluation results, treatment plans/goals proper ADL techniques, and home exercise. Utilizes updated treatment techniques.

4. PI/Education:

Participates in department's performance improvement programs. Participates on performance improvement committees as assigned. Able to articulate outcomes and improvements. Participates in educational in-services/opportunities to advance clinical knowledge/competencies. Completes mandatory education per hospital/department requirements. Active participation in mentoring and orientation to fellow associates and students, as indicated.

5. Department Operations:

Accepts at least one student per year according to departmental needs and demand. Appropriate leadership and supervision of supportive/assistive staff. Adheres to hospital initiatives. Demonstrates time management skills. Meets productivity standards and makes productive use of work time. Attends department meetings/in-services and demonstrates professional behavior. Maintains a safe and clean environment, follows infection control guidelines. Uses Hospital Information services appropriately. Follows hospital and Human Resource policies. Maintains adequate inventory of supplies. Promotes a positive atmosphere.

6. Population specific-considers special needs of various populations of patients and caregivers in assessment, treatment, and program planning. Modifies as needed. Participates in departmental educational opportunities to increase population specific skills.



Please describe any specialized knowledge or skills, which are REQUIRED to perform the position duties. Do not personalize the job description, credentials, or knowledge and skills based on the current associate. List any special education required for this position.

EDUCATION: Bachelors or equivalent degree in Occupational Therapy from AOTA approved curriculum is required.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Prefer 1 year, will consider new graduate.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Customer service skills and interpersonal skills.


Certification by the AOTA and Licensure of the State of Ohio,

CPR certification.

About Us

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