Job Description & Requirements
The licensed occupational therapist (OT) is responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. The OT administers treatments and occupational agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease, or physical disability. OT assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The OT coordinates, delegates, and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (CNA, etc.) and participates in operational aspects of the department and CQI activities. The OT provides input in formulating departmental goals and budget, assists in evaluating department performance, and takes appropriate action to remain within budget guidelines. The occupational therapist ensures that documentation of treatment and patient charges are accurate and submitted on a timely basis. The OT participates in infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs.