Company: Willow Creek Behavioral Health
Location: Green Bay
Posted on: January 16, 2022
POSITION SUMMARYAn Occupational Therapist, or OTR, is
responsible for providing patients with treatment to help them
develop and improve their ability to complete everyday tasks
related to their job and daily life. Their duties include
performing initial patient assessments, teaching patients to use
adaptive technology and coaching them through therapeutic
activities. The Occupational Therapist is responsible for planning,
organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating medically
appropriate activity and rehabilitation programs for patients.
Regulates content of program in accordance with patients'
capabilities, needs and interests. Counsels and encourages patients
to develop leisure activities. Organizes and coordinates special
outings and accompanies patients on outings. Prepares individual
treatment plans, provides periodic reports for medical staff and
other members of the treatment team, reflecting patients' reactions
and evidence of progress or regression, and modifying activity
accordingly. May supervise and conduct in-service training of other
staff members, review their assessments and program goals, and
consult with them on selected cases. Education /
Experience:Candidate must possess a master's degree from an
accredited university in occupational therapy (AOTA or ACOTE).
Completed 6-month occupational therapy work experience internship.
Have a minimum of one (1) year experience preferred, preferably in
a behavioral health facility.Registered as an Occupational
Therapist through NBCOT (National Board for Certification in
Occupational Therapy) Skills:1) Keen observational awareness; 2)
Strong verbal and written communication; 3) Working knowledge of
treatment programs, leisure education, social skill development,
arts and sports; 4) Ability to modify activity according to patient
participation and/or disability; 5) Working knowledge and
experience with behavior management techniques and procedures; 6)
Motivational influence geared to the individual patient's needs; 7)
Ability to maintain a prescribed schedule and influence compliance
and proactively respond to a patient's condition. Additional
Requirements: Timely renew and maintain OTR registration, BLS
certification, annual professional skills verification and
psychiatric crisis management certification.
Keywords: Willow Creek Behavioral Health, Green Bay , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Green Bay, Wisconsin
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