Job Openings Occupational Therapist

About the job Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapists work with patients across the lifespan, from the youngest of patients with developmental disabilities to adults recovering from physical trauma or surgery to seniors dealing with the effects of cognitive and physical decline.

The scope of their work, while broad, includes:

  • Providing an individualized evaluation that includes observing, interviewing, and discussing goals with the patient and patients family
  • Designing a customized intervention/therapy plan designed to improve the patients ability to perform activities/tasks and reach specific short- and long-term goals
  • Implementing specific therapeutic exercises and treatments using evidence-based interventions
  • Providing frequent assessments regarding patient progress to ensure goals are being met
  • Adjusting the intervention plan when necessary
  • Making recommendations for adaptive equipment (prosthetic devices, mobility devices, and adaptive devices) and providing training for its use
  • Educating family members and caregivers