The scope of work for the Occupational Therapist is to assess the performance of functional activities in the areas of self-care, leisure, and productivity; identify occupational performance needs and determine goals in collaboration with clients; teach new and build on pre-existing skills to optimize occupational performance and adaptation; and educate and provide strategies and resources for adapting the person, occupation and/or environment. |
Education, Experience and Skills Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy through an accredited curriculum by AOTA. Must have knowledge of occupational therapy theory and practice.
Must have current licensure in state(s) of practice, which also requires certification from the NBCOT. May need additional certification in specialty practice as applicable.
Job Specific Competencies
- Provides consultation and education in area of expertise for staff, patients, families, referral sources, and community agencies.
- Evaluates performance area, performance components, and performance context using appropriate methods of assessment.
- Develops and documents an intervention plan that includes scope, frequency, duration of services, short and long term goals, and the needs of the client.
- Implements the intervention plan through the use of specialized purposeful activities or therapeutic methods that are meaningful to the client and are effective methods for enhancing occupational performance.
- Provides intervention through remediation/restoration, compensation/adaptation, disability prevention, and health promotion.
- Evaluates and documents progress toward goals, and modifies goals and intervention methods as needed.
- Discontinues services when the client has achieved predetermined goals, has achieved maximum benefit from occupational therapy services, or does not desire to continue services.
- Prepares, implements, and documents discharge plan that addresses appropriate follow-up resources and services.
- Assists in growth and development of the Occupational Therapy service area by actively and constructively participating as appropriate to position.
- Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and documents assessment data to determine a client's current functional status and to develop an appropriate intervention plan.
- Interacts with customers in a warm and friendly way.
- Takes immediate action to meet customer requests or needs.
- Listens to understand what customers have to say.
- Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action; seeking assistance when needed.
- Demonstrates knowledge of operational policies and procedures.
- Performs work safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
- Makes a decision considering the impact of the decision on other areas.
- Initiates collaboration with others outside of service area.
- Demonstrates personal commitment to the principles, values, and ethics of the organization.
- Models accountability for learning by sharing knowledge and learning from others.
- Builds effective working relationships.
- Expresses appreciation to others for their work.
- Treats others with respect.
- Demonstrates both knowledge and application of Sanford policies, procedures, and guidelines.
- Demonstrates the ability to take charge, take unpopular stands if necessary, face difficult situations, and is looked to for direction from others.
- Facilitates and supports change within the Sanford Health.
- Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning for themselves and staff.
- Demonstrates and applies continuous quality improvement knowledge and skills.
Information Management Competencies
- Demonstrates skill in accessing, preparing and using information as relevant to position.
- Verbalizes and demonstrates knowledge of procedures for maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family and other medical information.
- Demonstrates ability to collect, analyze and present data as appropriate to position.
- Demonstrates skill in use of equipment relevant to position; verbalizes knowledge of appropriate safety procedures.
- Diagnoses equipment problems; fixes or seeks out someone to fix.
- Consistently informs appropriate person of problems encountered with repairs or calibration of equipment.
Age Related Competencies
- Applies knowledge of growth and development in customer interactions and adapts care according to patient's age/developmental stage.
- This position is classified as a Category II position under OSHA guidelines with low risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.
The incumbent may supervise COTAs, students, and volunteers.
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Sanford Health - 19 months ago