• Occupational Therapist

    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/30/2018 8:50 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    REP UAMS NW PT Clinic
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Occupational Therapist performs diagnostic testing and treatment and consults with staff regarding programming recommendations.  Supports treatment plan development for patients in outpatient and SNF settings.


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Leave Time:
      • 11 Paid holidays annually
      • Vacation leave varies by position and status
      • 12 days of sick leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.


    Reviews initial diagnosis to develop and implement plan of treatments and developing goals and objectives as related to the patient’s needs.  Evaluates a patient’s condition and needs and develops a treatment plan for patients, laying out the types of activities and specific goals to be accomplished.  Evaluates a patient’s home or workplace and based on the patient’s health needs identifies potential improvements as well as educating a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patients.  Recommends special equipment when needed and instructs patients on how to use that equipment.  Assesses and keeps accurate records of patient’s activities and progress for patient evaluations, billing and for reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers. 


    Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) plus 2 years OT experience or a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy plus 4 years OT experience.  Certified by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or eligible to apply for the examination.  Current Arkansas license or eligible to apply and obtain license within one month of hire.  Bilingual skills (Spanish-English) preferred.  Ability to read, write and communicate to clinic staff, physicians and the public. Must possess good hand-eye coordination and demonstrate exceptional attention to detail.  Must have ability to conduct and interpret tests administered to patients. CPR certified within one month of hire.  



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Continuously
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Heavy machinery, Sharp objects/tools


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