Staff Occupational Therapist (OTR) | PRN

Midwest Health Topeka, KS

OTR reports to the Corporate Director of Rehabilitation and facility Director of Rehabilitation Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The employee is required to be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position.

He/she may be responsible for supervising/training personnel such as COTA or OTR Aides.

* Following receipt of a doctor's referral, the therapist is responsible for evaluating the patient within one business day of written referral.

* The recommended programs will be patient specific to diagnosis according to the type/age of patient under program.

* Geriatric Programs

* ADL re-training

* Functional mobility re-training

* Neuromuscular re-education

* Energy conservation/joint protection

* Any age

* Work simplification

* ADL's

* Fine/Gross motor skills (functional)

* After evaluating the patient, the therapist is responsible for planning, administering and supervising the COTA in an appropriate treatment plan.

* Communicate with the referring physician and members of the rehabilitation team regarding the patient's total treatment program.

* Maintain an accurate daily record of treatments given to patients: billing and daily note.

* Provide in-service education to facilities, supportive staff, students and community.

* Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Rehabilitation.

* Follow established policies and procedures of the company.

* Attain an efficiency standard for delivery of occupational therapy services.


The following is a general list of key job/physical requirements for your position. The list is not to be considered inclusive and other job/physical requirements may be necessary as deemed by the Facility.

* Employee must be licensed in the State (as applicable) to practice Occupational Therapy. Temporary license accepted. Also hold current registration with the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board (AOTCB).

* Must have basic computer skills.

* If required to operate a motor vehicle for business purposes, must successfully complete the requirements contained in Company's Motor Vehicles policy.

* Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

* Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.

* Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.

* Must be able to perform the essential position functions of the job with, or without reasonable accommodation.

* Employee is required to use a transfer/gait belt or to obtain the assistance of another employee when attempting to assist residents when lifting or carrying objects in excess of 25 pounds. The employee must be aware that during the normal, routine performance of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally, although hey may not be a requirement of the job.

Primary Physical Requirements:

* Lift up to 10 lbs: Frequently

* Lift 11 to 25 lbs: Rarely

* Lift 26 to 50 lbs: Occasionally

* Lift over 50 lbs: Not Required

* Carry up to 10 lbs: Frequently

* Carry 11 to 25 lbs: Frequently

* Carry 26 to 50 lbs: Not Required

* Carry over 50 lbs: Not required

* Reach above shoulder height: Frequently

* Reach at shoulder height: Frequently

* Reach below shoulder height: Frequently

* Push/pull: Frequently

Hand Manipulation:

* Grasping: Frequently

* Handling: Constantly

* Torquing: Rarely

* Fingering: Constantly

Other Physical Considerations:

* Twisting, Bending, Crawling, Squatting, Kneeling, Crouching, Climbing and Balancing are all required.

* Employee may be required to operate an automobile and various games.

* Therapist assigned must be able to perform the following physical job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

* Employee may be required to operate an automobile and various equipment associated with recreational programming.

* This is a somewhat physical position, as employee may be required to walk and stand for extended periods of time. Employee should be energetic and creative. Employee may be requested to perform other duties or tasks that are not listed, but are within the competence and training of the individual. The employer reserves the right to modify this job description based upon the company needs.