Position Title: Occupational Therapist
Reports To: Director of Rehabilitation Services
The Occupational Therapist assess, plans, organizes, and participates in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational and daily living skills, as well as general independence.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Test and evaluate residents' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for residents.
2. Evaluate residents' progress and prepare reports that detail progress.
3. Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental or physical capabilities.
4. Recommend changes in residents' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
5. Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs or coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
6. Lay out materials such as puzzles, scissors and eating utensils for use in therapy, and clean and repair these tools after therapy sessions.
7. Help residents improve decision-making, abstract reasoning, memory, and coordination.
8. Attend or conduct continuing education courses, seminars, or in-service activities.
9. Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
10. Is self- directed with the ability to work with little supervision.
11. Ensure evaluations and progress notes are done in a timely manner.
12. Ensure billing codes are accurately applied.
13. Exemplify being a role model by maintaining professionalism in the workplace, motivating employees, communicating, and maintaining good working relationships with facility staff, nursing staff, contract providers, and outside provider agencies.
14. Is dependable, organized, flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation.
15. Maintains a professional appearance.
16. Serve as an advocate for all services and properties associated with The Lutheran Home.
17. Ensures a team culture that promotes a safe, fair, and cooperative environment.
18. Complete any and all other duties as deemed necessary by the needs of the business.
1. Collaboration Skills
2. Communication Proficiency (Oral and Written)
4. Ethical Conduct
5. Performance Management
6. Organizational Management Skills
7. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
8. Presentation Skills
9. Problem Sensitivity
10. Critical Thinking
11. Active Listening
12. Time Management
The work environment is primarily indoors with low noise levels and moderate levels of environmental hazards. Due to the nature of the health care industry, most of the environmental hazards will be biological in nature.
Frequent pushing, pulling, and lifting of 35-50pounds
Frequent bending, twisting, grasping, and reaching.
Required Education and Experience
Masters in Occupational Therapy
Current state licensure
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must be able to work legally in the United States.