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Occupational Therapist

Category:

Therapist

Department:

Rehabilitation

Description:

Summary: Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy program in hospital, institution, or community setting to facilitate development and rehabilitation of mentally, physically, or emotionally disabled persons by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Plans program involving activities such as manual arts and crafts.
-Provides practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, and activities of daily living.
-Coordinates participation in sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities designed to help patients or disabled persons develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities.
-Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select activity program consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
-Selects constructive activities suited to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence, prepare individual for return to employment, assist in restoration of functions, and aid in adjustment to disability.
-Teaches individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individual's progress.
-Designs and constructs special equipment for individual and suggests adaptation of individual's work-living environment.
-Requisitions supplies and equipment.
-Lays out materials for individual's use and cleans and repairs tools at end of sessions.
-Conducts training programs or participates in training medical and nursing students and other workers in occupational therapy techniques and objectives.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Current license from the State Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy, BLS required within 30 days of hire.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Closing:

Open until filled

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