Occupational Therapist

CHI Health Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago

CHI St. Vincent, a regional health network serving Arkansas, is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4,500 coworkers, 1,000 medical staff, and 500 volunteers, we consistently receive praise for care advancements.

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

  • We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:*

  • Free Membership to our Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Matching Retirement Programs

  • Wellness Program

If you are a compassionate Occupational Therapist who would like to make an impact on patients, connect with CHI St. Vincent today to experience what it is like to collaborate with talented rehabilitation professionals!

  • Responsibilities*

  • Expectations:*

  • Evaluate patients and implement competent treatment and perform regular reassessments for the purpose of treatment modification to maximize patients' potential for functional independence.

  • Effectively educate patients and family and provide information on outside resources to meet the patient's specific needs.

  • Work within the framework of an interdisciplinary team approach for both inpatients and outpatients.

  • Qualifications*

  • Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a current Occupational Therapy license with the American Occupational Therapy Association or a Arkansas Board of Occupational Therapy license.

  • Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.

  • Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in occupational therapy principles of assessment, treatment delivery and general management of acute, inpatient and outpatient therapy.

related skills: occupational therapy, OT, patient care, rehabilitation, outpatient, treatment planning, orthopedics, injury, hospital, acute care, ortho, communication, health, exercise, stretching, hands-on therapy, mobility, preventative, facilitate health, wellness, treatment modification, outcomes, pediatrics, adolescent, adults, geriatrics #missioncritical

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