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Occupational Therapist (Pool)

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Job Description

SUMMARY:   Plan, organize, implement and evaluate a progressive therapy program geared to improvement of clients’ physical functions, psychological, social and economic well being.  Follow corporate guidelines, objectives and policies to maintain standards of treatment consistent with legal and accrediting requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Upon receiving OT orders, review client history and completes thorough assessment, including precautions.
  2. Upon receiving OT screening request, review client’s current situation and screens individual for intervention.
  3. Communicate assessment/screening results to client and appropriate family and/or staff.
  4. Complete required assessment/screening documentation.


  1. Identify and prioritize needs based on assessment and establishes appropriate plan with goals.
  2. Communicate treatment plan and goals to client and family.
  3. Collaborate with health care team members to begin planning for appropriate and timely discharge or transfer.


  1. Demonstrate ability to prioritize treatment procedures according to client’s needs and MD requests.
  2. Implement interventions according to plan of care.
  3. Communicate purpose of treatment procedures to client/family according to client’s level of understanding and modifies plan accordingly.
  4. Communicate treatment plan/appropriate interventions with assistants, initially and ongoing.
  5. Communicate ongoing treatment issues to interdisciplinary health care team members.
  6. Complete required documentation regarding daily intervention.


  1. Under the supervision of the Lead Therapist and/or the Director of Rehab, review and evaluate effectiveness of interventions toward achieving client outcomes.
  2. Document appropriate reassessment and changes in plan of care.
  3. Communicate significant changes in intervention to client/family and health care team members.
  4. Complete required documentation for discharge.


  1. Develop and implement new programs to enhance effectiveness of Rehab Program: review existing programs on an ongoing basis.
  2. Develop, implement and supervise student practicum for OTR and COTA under the supervision of the Lead Therapist and/or the Director of Rehab.
  3. Develop and present orientation/inservice training for facility employees and community participants.
  4. Assist in developing and maintaining Rehab policies and procedures.


  1. Attend at least one continuing education course annually and present  information to staff within four weeks of attending course
  2. Attend at least three facility inservices annually including all mandatory inservices.
  3. Participate in organizational committees.


  1. Perform other related duties as assigned.
  2. Support and participate in changes and suggestions made by Director of Rehab.

Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants including: reviewing COTA treatment program to insure therapy is being modified appropriately.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Wisconsin License for Occupational Therapy
NBCOT Certification


At least one year experience in subacute or geriatric setting.


Must be able to travel up to 25% of time.
QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.