Summary: Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy program in hospital, institution, or community setting to facilitate development and rehabilitation of mentally, physically, or emotionally disabled persons by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Reviews physician’s referral, patient’s condition and medical records to determine if Occupational Therapy treatment is required.
• Plans program involving activities such as manual arts and crafts.
• Provides practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, homemaking skills and activities of daily living.
• Coordinates participation in sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities designed to help patients or disabled persons develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities.
• Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select activity program consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
• Teaches individual skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individual's progress.
• Selects constructive activities suited to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence, prepare individual for return to
employment, assist in restoration of functions and aid in adjustment to disability.
• Designs and constructs special equipment for individual and suggests adaptation of individual's work-living environment.
• Conducts training programs or participates in training medical and nursing students and other workers in occupational therapy techniques and objectives.
• Confers with health team members, individually and in conference to exchange, discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying and coordinating treatment programs.
• Frequent daily travel and possible overnight travel required.
Occupational Therapist license required