• Occupational Therapist

    Job Locations US-MN-Burnsville
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/9/2018 9:07 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) will be managing a caseload of clients using evidence basd/person centered principles to develop, implement and coordinate an occupational therapy program. The OTR/L will maintain a caseload of 75% productivity providing OT services to clients. The OTR/L is expected to provide services that place the highest priority on the ethical delivery of therapy with the best interests of the clients at the center of his/her efforts.  


    • Document therapy services accurately and timely in accordance with facility and Federal Regulations 
    • Provide screenings, evaluations and direct therapy to clients in a 1:1 medical model ensuring goals and objectives are being met
    • Coordinate and complete client assessments, track due dates for P/A and new treatment plans
    • Work with minimal supervision to provide direct therapy using skills, techniques and expectations detailed in AOTA Scope of Practice, Standard of Practice and facility policies and procedures
    • Redirect, intervene, observe, and monitor client behaviors
    • Demonstrate dependability and consistency in therapy and other job related activities
    • Communicate and work with all members of the treatment team and shares information with team members in formal and informal settings
    • Maintain clean therapy spaces and equipment
    • Assist clients with personal care including: dressing, toileting, personal hygiene, food, nutrition, and diet needs
    • Attend and participate in meetings
    • Provide leadership and clinical supervision to COTA/L’s providing direct OT treatment
    • Provide in-service trainings to staff as directed or requested
    • Assist with interviews and selecting applicants for hire in the OT Department
    • Maintain client confidentiality at all times                        
    • Engage only in competent exchanges of information with parents. Seeks assistance when necessary.
    • Use discretion when discussing personal information with coworkers and parents
    • Ask for assistance from appropriate staff when unsure of what to do         
    • Other duties as assigned       





    Required Qualifications 

    • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited Occupational Therapy program.
    • OTR/L Certification from NBCOT or AOTA as well as title licensure from Minnesota and/or Wisconsin Department of Health
    • General knowledge of typical and special needs clients
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to problem solve and make appropriate decisions
    • Possess the interpersonal skills to be playful, enthusiastic, and bring a high level of energy into the therapeutic situation
    • Must demonstrate the ability to accept corrective feedback and comply with supervisory direction

     Desired Qualifications 

    • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (or related field if Bachelor’s degree is in Occupational Therapy)
    • Member of AOTA/ MOTA
    • Previous behavioral therapy experience
    • Knowledge of teaching procedures associated with Verbal Behavior Therapy
    • Previous therapy experience working with children with autism

    COTA Requirements

    • Candidates for the COTA position must have an Associate's Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant and COTA/L Certification from NBCOT, as well as title licensure from Minnesota Department of Health.


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