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Occupational Therapist (OT)

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats patients with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or psychosocial deficits in a school based setting with treatment of children on the Autism Spectrum. Students are in grades 7-12.

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patient 's ability to safely and effectively perform independent living skills.
  • Designs the appropriate plan of care, including type and frequency of treatment.
  • Implements the treatment plan using appropriate modalities.
  • Documents findings of patient progress.
  • Monitors and modifies the plan of care as needed.
  • Seeks consultation as necessary.
  • Educates the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits.
  • Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from therapy services and provides information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support programs.
  • Oversees the care provided by certified occupational therapy assistants and therapy technicians according to established regulations and practice standards.
  • Coordinates patient care with other members of the healthcare team to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • Rehab Therapist specializing in Occupational Therapy (OTR) credentialed from the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Education:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree or Doctorate in an Occupational Therapy Program required

Work Experience:

  • No experience required; experience in the specific job field preferred.


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