Job Title/Position: Occupational Therapist
Reports To: Clinical Supervisor
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The occupational therapist contracted or employed through the organization is responsible for the implementation of
standards of care for occupational therapy services and for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Service or Employment Agreement.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSIRESPONSIBILITIES
1. Evaluates patient's functional status (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal
communication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.). Evaluates home environment for hazards or barriers
to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs. Participates in the development of the total plan of care.
2. Participates in quality management program.
3. Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician
and other organization professionals. Also as necessary will develop program for caregivers energy conservation.
4. May teach new skills or retrain patient in once familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury, in accordance
with organization policy.
5. May fabricate splints and instruct patient in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function.
6. May train patient and family/caregiver in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
7. Maintains appropriate clinical records, progress notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patient's condition.
Submits these records in accordance with organization policy.
8. Maintains contact/communication with team members in the patient's care to promote coordinated, efficient care.
9. Attends and contributes to inservices, interdisciplinary case conferences, and other meetings as required by organization
policy to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the organization.
10. Instructs and educates patient's/family/caregiver and other team members in patient's treatment regime.
11. Participates in hospice personnel orientation program.
12. Participates in discharge planning for patient.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities
performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated
in this description.
1. A graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and
Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
2. Registered with the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
3. Two years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist.
4. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
5. Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.
6. Understands hospice philosophy; issues of death/dying.