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The Senior Occupational Therapist (O.T.) assesses plans, organizes and participates in the rehabilitative program for developmentally, mentally, emotionally and physically disabled people. The primary function is to assist in restoring and improving the patients ability to live an independent and fulfilling lifestyle by teaching them daily living and work skills. The Senior Occupational Therapist must dedicate 20% of their time to supervision, training or administrative duties and 80% of their time to direct patient contact.
- Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy programs to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
- Tests and evaluates patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
- Develops and participates in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental disability.
- Consults with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinates occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
- Plans, implements and coordinates social activities and programs to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to handicaps.
- 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, assists in restoration of functions, and aid in adjustment to disability.
- Evaluates patients' progress and prepares reports that detail progress.
- Completes and maintains necessary records.
- Trains caregivers how to provide for the needs of a patient during and after therapy.
- Recommends changes in patients' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
- Teaches individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individual's progress.
- May conduct training programs or participate in training medical and nursing students and Occupational therapists in occupational therapy techniques and objectives.
- May plan, direct, and coordinate occupational therapy program as requested by Director.
- Performs other related duties
- Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy
- Registered Occupational Therapist from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
- Minimum 3 years experience in a hospital setting providing therapy to patients.