EMPLOYMENT

Pediatric Occupational Therapist – Full Time

Job Summary:

Our clinic is seeking to add an Occupational Therapist to our staff. We focus on providing compassionate, holistic care to our patients. Our clinic team works with families to establish client-centered care to maximize participation in meaningful and purposeful occupations within the individual’s unique environments. We are looking for an enthusiastic OT candidate with experience or interest treating pediatric patients within a multi-disciplinary team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates the patient’s ability and formulates an occupational profile through a variety of functional, behavioral, and standardized assessments, skilled observation, checklists, histories, and interviews.
  • Synthesizes evaluation results into a comprehensive written report which reflects strengths and barriers to patient participation in the home, school, and community environments.
  • Develops occupational-based intervention plans based on patient needs and evaluation results.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, offer recommendations, and develop intervention plans to achieve occupation-based goals.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines and families to ensure understanding of patient occupational performance strengths and needs through evaluation, occupation-based home program planning, and service delivery.
  • Provides targeted, evidence-based therapeutic intervention to facilitate patient participation and occupational performance within their unique environments.
  • Monitors and reassesses the effects of occupational therapy intervention and the need to continue, modify, or discontinue intervention for quality improvement to ensure quality of services.
  • Documents occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement of services as appropriate.
  • Prioritizes and schedules work tasks independently.
  • Uses professional literature, evidence-based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions.
  • Uses professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision making in practice.

Requirements – Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities – for Pediatric Occupational Therapist Role

  • Knowledge of human development throughout the life span and integrates with patient’s unique developmental status.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the influence of disabilities, socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors on patient’s ability to participate in occupations.
  • Knowledge and use of occupational therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and evidence-based practice to guide intervention decisions.
  • Ability to determine the need for an occupational therapy evaluation and to select and administer appropriate assessment tools to evaluate the patient.
  • Ability to interpret the evaluation data and write a comprehensive report that reflects strengths and barriers to the patient’s participation and occupational performance.
  • Ability to participate collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop occupational-based intervention plans based on evaluation information.
  • Ability to adapt and modify environments, equipment, and materials including assistive technology.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication.

Education and Experience

  • Have successfully completed and graduated from an accredited occupational therapy professional program recognized by NBCOT and have completed all fieldwork requirements.
  • Experience in pediatric practice setting preferred.

Special Requirements

  • Initial certification by National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy.
  • Current license by the Montana Board of Occupational Therapy.

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