Sample Occupational Therapist Job Description

Job Description

At [CompanyX], we work to provide the highest quality of rehabilitative care to our patients. Every day, our expert team of occupational therapists deliver comprehensive care to patients ranging in age from adolescence to geriatrics; along the way, they demonstrate superior experience, ability, and understanding of rehabilitation procedures. What’s more, therapists with [CompanyX] care for their patients with empathy and kindness. We’re currently looking to hire a new member to our team—someone whose expertise will bolster our existing procedures, and whose passion for patient care is evident.

Objectives of this Role

  • Devote experience, knowledge, skills, and energy to helping patients live a better quality of life
  • Accurately assess the needs of patients and develop a therapy plan that will appropriately meet those needs
  • Establish a good working relationship with patients and their families that allows our clinic to provide the highest degree of rehabilitative care
  • Serve as a primary source of information on occupational therapy for patients and caregivers in our community

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessments of patients’ occupational performance in everyday life activities and formulate diagnoses based on evaluative findings
  • Develop appropriate and meaningful treatment plans to provide a high level of care to the patient, complete with measurable goals and a realistic timeline, using an occupation-based activities approach
  • Reassess progress of patients as treatment progresses and reconsider methods of treatment, as warranted
  • Work effectively with a wide variety of acute and long-term physical disability patients
  • Document and communicate progress of the patient for purposes of medical records and procedural transparency

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy
  • 1-3 years of experience
  • [StateX] licensure as an Occupational Therapist

Preferred Qualifications

  • The analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources in order to solve complex problems
  • The ability to effectively communicate with patients, caregivers, and fellow occupational therapists
  • A passion for providing accurate therapy to patients, and an affinity for doing so with empathy