Occupational Therapist

University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine Miami , FL 33196

Posted 5 days ago

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The Department of Physical Therapy is currently seeking an Occupational Therapist. The incumbent in this position will perform evaluation on new patients, establish goals and develop appropriate treatment plans with the patient in accordance with UHealth patient care policies and based on standards of practice established by the AOTA.

Provide occupational therapy treatment in accordance with the established treatment plan effectively and efficiently. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply therapeutic principles and practices. Skillfully and safely progress patients through the levels of treatment within the maximum capabilities of the patient.

Document all evaluations, treatments and other pertinent patient interactions in accordance with UHealth policy. Provide relevant education to the patient and/or family regarding the patient's condition and instruction for home activities. Develop and maintain effective communication with the patient, family and other members of the rehabilitation team.

Communicate with physicians and their staff directly, or electronically, by phone, or in writing. Obtain necessary additional information and suggest revisions in treatment as appropriate.

Use treatment tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner. Maintain a satisfactory level of productivity according to clinical standards and demonstrate willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis and real clinic need. Participate in quality and safety improvement activities as directed by the Satellite / Facility Clinical Coordinator.

Orient, instruct and direct work activities for assistants and support personnel. Supervise and instruct physical therapy students according to professional guidelines. Provide or participate in educational programs for staff, patients and the community at large.

Participate in program development and marketing efforts as directed by the Satellite / Facility Clinical Coordinator. Actively pursue professional growth through affiliation with professional occupational therapy associates, workshop attendance and conferences.

Understand and follow UHealth policies and procedures. Perform other duties as directed by the Satellite / Facility Clinical Coordinator, or Associate Chair for Clinical Service.


  • Graduate from a program approved by the AOTA, and shall hold a current state license as applicable. The Occupational Therapist shall be responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice according to AOTA guidelines in the full scope of occupational therapy services.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Occupational Therapist

University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine