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Occupational Therapy - Therapists & Assistants

Occupational Therapy asks, "What matters to you? - Not, "What's the matter with you?"

Our Occupational Therapy professionals work with patients of all ages to improve how they go about their daily lives.

From teaching children with disabilities to better participate in school & treating injured people recover & regain skills to assisting older adults with physical & cognitive changes.

Hand Therapy

Occupational Therapy professionals also work with patients suffering from hand and/or upper & lower extremity injuries, providing focused & specialized rehabilitation & recovery recommendations.

Whether you want to:

  • Enhance your career by working in different settings.

  • Use a more flexible schedule to achieve your personal goals.

  • Earn extra income.

Opportunities

  • Full Time

  • Per Diem

  • Weekends & Holidays

  • Contract

  • Direct Hire

  • Temp-to-Perm

Settings

  • Inpatient Rehab & Hospitals

  • Out-Patient & Pediatric Clinics

  • Schools

  • Skilled Nursing & Subacute

  • Hand Therapy

Basic Qualifications

  • Valid & Unencumbered California professional license

  • Valid CPR-card; AHA preferred

Responsibilities

  • Administers therapeutic exercises & modality treatments

  • Assists patient with adjusting to disability/dysfunction to prevent further injury

  • Instructs, motivates, & assists patients to learn & improve mobility & functional activities such as pre-ambulation, transfer, ambulation, & daily living activities with or without use of assistive & supportive devices

  • Records treatment, response, & progress in patient's chart including physician progress reports, rehab summaries & discharge summaries

Therapists also:

  • Confer with family regarding treatment program & goals

  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages & adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit

  • Plan & prepare written treatment program based on evaluation of patient data including functional goals with time limits

  • Supervise OT support staff

Skills

  • Ability to make improvements or take corrective action

  • Communicate with people outside the organization

  • Deal calmly & effectively in high stress situations

  • Develop constructive & cooperative working relationships with others, & maintain them over time

  • Observe, receive, & otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources

  • Organize, plan, & prioritize work

  • Represent the organization to patients, clients & the public

  • Skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, logic & reasoning, judgment, time-management techniques & data entry

  • Speak, read, & write effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience while demonstrating the proper use of grammar

  • Work within a team as well as independently