POSITION SUMMARY: The occupational therapist functions under the general supervision of the physical medicine
lead. The occupational therapist assumes responsibility and accountability for a designated group of patients and provides
occupational therapy evaluations, modalities, and treatments in accordance with established hospital and departmental
policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care. The occupational therapist also assumes
responsibility and accountability for the care of those patients being treated by occupational therapist assistants and / or
students and may be assigned to orient staff and students and to assume the duties and responsibilities of the lead in the
absence of that individual.
KEY PERFORMANCE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Demonstrates the three service excellence competencies
II. HOUSEWIDE REQUIREMENTS
Meets the organization's expectations regarding house-wide requirements
III. PROVISION OF SERVICES
Provides patient care services of all ages from neonate to geriatric including:
• Performs patient assessment
• Establishes plan of care
• Provides care in accordance with physicians' orders and established plan of care
• Assesses educational needs of the patient, family, care giver or significant other and provides
education to meet those needs
• Plans for discharge
• Communicates with patient, family, care givers, significant others and members of the
healthcare team to promote maximum benefit of care
• Assesses the effectiveness of the treatment given and modifies treatment to achieve goals
• Assists the coordinator in the coordination and integration of Occupational Therapy into interdepartmental
and intra-departmental services.
• Exhibits effective leadership skills through planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating
departmental functions in relation to the UHS and the NWTHS vision, mission, strategic goals and
values and in accordance with JCAHO's leadership standards.
Revised March 2017
JOB TITLE: Occupational Therapist
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
1. Ability to read and write in English
2. Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendors, and others
3. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions
4. Ability to respond to pages
5. Ability to lift and transfer patients exerting 50 - 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
25 - 50 pounds frequently
6. Ability to tolerate prolonged walking and standing
7. Ability to have sensory skills to differentiate clinical signs and symptoms
8. Ability to deal with a variety of stressful situations including emergency response to patient
All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.
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MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AIDS USED:
1. Telephone and Voice Mail
2. Paging system
3. Personal computer
4. Facsimile Machine
6. Therapeutic exercise and modality devices including
Medical monitoring devices
EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
1. Current state licensure as an Occupational Therapist.
2. BLS from the American Heart Association upon hire and maintained throughout employment