The Occupational Therapist functions under the general supervision of the Rehab Manager and the Director of Rehabilitation Services. The Occupational Therapist assumes responsibility and accountability for a designated group of patients and provides occupational therapy evaluations, modalities, and treatments in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.
The Occupational Therapist also assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of those patients being treated by Occupational Therapist Assistants and may be assigned to orient staff and students. The Occupational Therapist accurately assesses patients needs; identifies and initiates appropriate occupational therapy interventions; provides patient and family teaching; and works cooperatively with other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional occupational therapy practice and interdisciplinary teamwork. Education / License / Certification:
Bachelor degree in occupational therapy required
Current licensure as a Occupational Therapist in the State of Tennessee
Current Basic Life Support/CPR Card
Experience / Skills:
One year of experience in the care of patients in an acute hospital, outpatient, or acute rehab setting is preferred
Community Health System