Upon receipt of a prescription from a qualified practitioner, the Occupational Therapist evaluates patients and develops treatment plans appropriate for the patient's diagnosis, precautions, history, age/developmental level and physical examination. The therapist observes patient progress, modifies treatment plans and educates the patient to the purpose of the treatment and expected results/effects. The therapist documents evaluations, progress notes, reevaluations and discharges in the medical record. He/she maintains departmental records and complies with regulatory agencies. Demonstrates awareness of safety issues, indications/contraindications of treatment, patient privacy and confidentiality. Provides support within the department as needed and within the community for education.
Job Opening Qualifications
Age of Patients Served:
All Age Groups.
Bachelor's degree. Specific course work: Occupational Therapy preferred.
Knowledge of Occupational Therapy theory, procedures, practices and equipment.
Good communication skills.
Thorough knowledge of possible hazards/necessary precautions/remedial measures in the treatment and care of patients.
Good understanding of all therapy equipment.
Ability to assess patient's response to treatment.
Ability to coordinate a diverse treatment program for multiple diagnoses.
Computer skills in Word and Excel.
Current Florida Occupational Therapy license.
Experience in acute care setting, skilled nursing unit and dynamic/static splinting.
Less than one year
Master's degree in Occupational Therapy