The Occupational Therapist’s principal duties are to provide therapy services consistent with their license and profession as an occupational therapist to patients of the employer. The Occupational Therapist helps patients improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily lives and working environments. The OT will assist patients to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills with the goal of guiding clients to resume independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
- Evaluate incoming patient conditions to determine appropriate treatment programs, and consult with referring Physicians regarding diagnosis.
- Develop and implement therapy treatment programs based on each patient’s particular needs.
- Assist patients with all phases of therapy treatment and techniques to include:
- exercise instruction
- manual therapy techniques
- modalities (ultrasound)
- activities of daily living
- orthotron testing
- nautilus program
- Document treatments rendered in provided EHR program.
- Perform custom orthosis fabrication and training to patient, includes custom splinting duties.
- Consult with referring Physicians regarding patient diagnosis, and communicate changes via progress notes.
- Communicate with referring Physicians regarding patient therapy and equipment.
- Communicate with potential referral sources to expand existing business and cultivate new business.
- Operate and apply knowledge of standard occupational therapy equipment such as nautilus equipment and so forth.
- Refer to appropriate outside sources as necessary.
- Attend continuing educational courses to obtain advanced clinical skills.
- Maintain current knowledge of Occupational Therapist roles and continuing trends in the industry.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Degree: MS in Physical/Occupational Therapy
- State of IL License
- CHT License is also preferred.
- Prior work related experience preferred.
- Appropriate Certifications/Licenses required.