Part Time - : Open until filled
Job Summary: The Occupational Therapist promotes and maintains the functional status, physical mobility and well-being for participants, both in the Day Center and at home if needed. Conducts assessments, treatment, teaching and counseling. Trains restorative aides, center health aides and home care aides to support restorative care plans.
Primary Responsibilities: The Occupational Therapist’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:
- Conducts initial assessments and reassessments, upon referral from team, of participant’s and functional status.
- Develops treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment.
- Records and signs treatments in participant’s medical record; records, signs and dates “Progress Notes.”
- Reviews assessments and discharges participants when appropriate.
- Actively functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team; participates in case conferences when necessary.
- Provides training to family members, friends, representatives and staff for those parts of the treatment plan that will need to be carried out by them.
- Provides supervision to program aides and other staff who are implementing the OT treatment plan.
- Performs duties as assigned.
Education/Experience: Graduate of an approved OT curriculum with a Bachelor’s degree in OT. Must have 2 years’ experience as an OT, minimum 1 year experience working with frail/elderly population.
Licensure, registry or certification required: Current North Dakota Occupational Therapy License
Special Training: Must be able to work effectively within a team environment. Must be able to treat patients of all ages, including geriatric patients.
Physical Demands: Must be able to move about freely, have manual dexterity and visual acuity to see, be able to hear and orally communicate. Frequent travel with in service area and occasional travel beyond service area.
Working Conditions: Primarily inside climate controlled area with travel between sites regularly.