Provides rehabilitative services to the disabled, injured, or diseased patients in order to return patients to their maximum physical abilities.
- Considerable knowledge of fundamental theory, principles, techniques, and equipment used in occupational and rehabilitative therapy.
- Considerable knowledge of physiology and anatomy in relation to occupational and rehabilitative therapy.
- Considerable knowledge of possible hazards to patients during treatment and necessary precautionary and remedial measures.
- Skill in the use of departmental equipment.
- The ability to deal tactfully with all internal and external customers.
- The ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Ability to function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with personnel, medical staff, patients and families, and support agencies.
- Ability to identify and solve problems, use initiative and good judgement to reach quality decisions, and work with staff to solve interpersonal conflicts that are affecting teamwork.