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Job Category:

Allied Health Sciences

Position Title:

Staff Occupational Therapist

Position Description:

Department: Rehabilitation Reports to: Rehab Director

Qualifications: The Occupational Therapist must have: Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Current license in the state Excellent oral and written communication skills Demonstrate knowledge of state and federal accreditation standards

Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Sensory Requirements Physical Able to Stand times (2) plus hours without interruptions or breaks Able to push, pull, move, and or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum of 4 feet or carry 50 lbs. a minimum of 2 feet Must be able to perform all patient transfers, (including stand pivot, 2 person, sliding board, Hoyer Lift, non-weight bearing) safely and effectively with or without mechanical devices. Must be able to Sit, Stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the day Must be able to assist with the evacuation of residents during emergency situations Must pass Medical and Physical examination based on job qualifications, requirements and duties/responsibilities

Emotional Must have the willingness to work with severely physically, emotionally and cognitively compromised residents and patients Must be able to take direction from registered therapists and other team members to promote patient treatment and safety Must be willing to work in an environment with risk of personal injury, exposure to infections waste/materials, infectious diseases, and odors. Must be able to cope with the emotional stress associated with working with patients, families and coworkers Must be able to work independently with periodic (daily or less) support and direction

Cognitive Must be alert and attentive to patients and work environment throughout the day Must be able to shift attention and task performance based on patient and facility requirements Must be able to work in a distractible and stimulation environment Must be able to read, understand, and comply with all facility based policy and procedures Must have effective verbal and written communication skills

Sensory Must have visual, hearing and sensory skills adequate to preserve patient and personal safety

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Assumes responsibility for the screening, evaluation and treatment of facility patients/residents needing Occupational Therapy services. Reviews medical information and conducts screenings prior to evaluations to determine patient need for services and ability to benefit from skilled services. Performs patient evaluations under physician order and develops a treatment plan in accordance with patient needs. Implements treatment plan through direct treatment, education of treatment staff and supervisor of physical therapy staff. Assumes responsibility for continual professional growth and development, by participating in continuing education programs, and other appropriate learning experiences. Maintains confidentiality of all patient, facility and physical related information. Maintains accurate billing information in accordance with facility procedures on a daily basis. Attends and participates in interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate to relay clinical findings and recommendations to other members of the rehab team. Attends and participates in family meetings as appropriate. Adheres to documentation requirements of Rehabilitation department and the facility. Conducts staff training/education as appropriate via formal and informal in-services and consultations. Reviews and follows the policies and procedures outlined by the facility and company Policy & Procedure manual. Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and rehabilitation aides/extenders as indicated by patient needs and state laws and discipline practice act. This job description does not list all duties; however, every effort has been made to outline the job duties needed for effective and safe provision of the position’s daily functions. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.

Please note, due to the nature of this new location, both positions are per diem to start. Salary - commensurate with experience. Hours - vary, the OT is pretty much able to schedule his/her daytime hours, in agreement with the customer (very attractive for folks seeking a flexible schedule). Candidates must be licensed in Massachusetts.

Interested candidates should respond with resumes and cover letters online directly to Karen Rivero, Director, RN, at

Type of position:


Degree Requirement:



Occupational Therapy

Salary Range:

Application Deadline:


Employer Details:

Employer Name:

Dixie Emond, Marketing Manager


Visiting Rehab Services


Allied Health Sciences



9 Goldsmith Street







Phone Number:

877.242.8771, ext. 301


Springfield College 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797 413.748.3000
Page updated on: 11/20/2007