Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Occupational Therapist

Location
Jamestown, ND
Salary
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Posted
Feb 22, 2018
Ref
1506
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time
Overview

Full-time, benefited position working 72-80 hours per two week pay period. Days of work are Monday - Friday with hours from 8 am - 4:30 pm or variable 7 am - 6 pm.

To assess for, plan, organize, develop, and implement occupational therapy programs in the hospital and in the community to facilitate rehabilitation of the mentally or physically handicapped. Directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology and to promote and maintain health.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluates, plans, develops, organizes, and implements occupational therapy programs for patients of all age groups (pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics) involving activities of daily living and participation in a variety of sensorimotor, perceptual-motor, educational, recreational and social activities designed to help patients regain physical and/or mental functioning to their highest possible level.
  • Consults with other members of the rehabilitation team to select the most appropriate program consistent with the needs and capabilities of each patient.
  • Selects constructive program suited to the individual's physical capacity, cognitive level and interest.
  • Teaches patients the skills and techniques required for participation and independence in self-care activities and evaluates patients progress, attitudes and behavior as related to their rehabilitative potential.
  • Adapts program according to the needs of individual patients.
  • Perform work site analysis and provide written report with recommendations. Be available for hospital ergonomic assessment and recommendations.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment.
  • Cleans and repairs tools and equipment as needed.
  • Conducts training programs and participates in training medical and nursing personnel in occupational therapy techniques and objectives.
  • Design, fabricate, and fit adaptive devices such as splints and braces for patient use.
  • Records and reports patients progress from each treatment session.
  • Provides therapy services for Home Health and other facilities or groups contracted through the hospital.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Qualifications

B.S. Degree in Occupational Therapy; must have necessary requisites for licensure in ND and current registration by NBCOT.

At least one year work experience as a occupational therapist is desirable but not required.