Occupational Therapist

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Part Time w/o Benefits
Occupational Therapy
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St Vincent Hot Springs


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



Performs evaluation/assessment using critical judgement and clinical decision making.

Accurately documents and interprets findings from evaluation/assessment.      

Coordinates objective test procedures, patient history and subjective information.

Understands the importance of physiologic and social information provided in the patient's record and its impact on treatment and expected outcomes.

Provides ongoing evaluation/assessment.

Ensures completion of the Initial Evaluation and Discharge Summary according to department and hospital policy.

Maintains patient progress notes according to department and hospital policy.



2.     Establishes and maintains plan of care

Utilizes information about patients pre admit/pre occurrence status to establish goals and develop treatment plan.

Develops occupational therapy treatment plan to support the patient’s goals and is reasonable given the identified problems or deficits.

Evaluates and documents the patient’s response to the treatment plan and makes changes as appropriate.  Alters FIM Scores as appropriate.



3.         Maintaining Patient Treatments

Obtains or verifies all physician orders for procedures/therapies.

Ensures patient’s informed consent of procedures and therapies.

Assures the presence of appropriate supplies/equipment to perform ordered procedure/therapies.

Performs or assist in therapeutic treatment or procedures according to protocol, standards and department policy.

Performs ongoing comprehensive patient assessment and documentation during therapeutic procedures.

Evaluates and documents the patient’s response to therapy through progress or lack of progress.

Monitors the patient care record for information on the patient's condition, discharge plan and other multi - disciplinary care givers notes that are pertinent to the ongoing occupational therapy being provided.

Coordinates and documents communication between patient, patient’s family, and the multi disciplinary team to support the treatment plan.

Ensures effective and wise use of resources, monitoring for cost containment.


4.  Teaching

Assesses the patients and significant other’s knowledge base, ability and readiness to learn based on their developmental age.

Identifies and utilizes multi disciplinary team members to provide comprehensive education for patient, self and others.

Incorporates teaching principles and methods appropriate to knowledge base, ability and readiness to learn and based on developmental age.

Demonstrates knowledge in area of teaching and available resources for patients, student interns and staff education.

Documents ongoing or completion of patient instruction/education in the patient record.

Documents student intern or staff education as per facility and department policy.

Evaluates the teaching process.


5.  Leadership

Participates in peer review.

Provides learning opportunities and contributes to the orientation of team members, per diem personnel and students.

Identifies and implements educational opportunities for the staff.

Serves as a clinical instructor and role model for new employees and students.

Utilizes conflict resolution to promote a cohesive team.

Delegates tasks based on patient load, staffing, patient acuity and departmental needs.


Education:          Current Occupational Therapy License in Arkansas


Experience:        Six-month internship that is part of Occupational Therapy School program.  Must have two years experience and demonstrated leadership to act as area supervisor or weekend supervisor       


Physical Requirements: The physical activities involve balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, grasping, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, use of fingers and repetitive movements.  An individual in this position may be required to carry or lift weight of up to 50 lbs, and push/pull 100-150 lbs.  The sensory and communicative activities required for this position includes feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling, and speaking.  Individuals in this position could possibly be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical and radiological hazards. 


Skills:  Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support Course C.  The OT must possess demonstrated knowledge, training, and skills necessary and appropriate to the neonate, child, adolescent, adult and older adult.  They must demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to deal effectively with multi disciplinary team members, patients, patient’s family members and physicians.  Must possess effective decision making, evaluation/assessment and critical thinking skills.  Supervisors and acting supervisors must be able to set priorities and effectively delegate/coordinate multi disciplinary care based on the needs of the patient, the census, staffing and department standards/protocols.


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