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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.

Reports to
As Assigned

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.

Licensure/Certification Requirement
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.

Core Competencies
Customer Service
  • 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.
System Behavior
  • 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.

Leadership Competencies
  • 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.

Equipment Competencies
  • 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.
Blood Exposure
  • 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.

Physical Requirements:
View Physical Requirements Regular and predictable attendance is required.

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