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Occupational Therapist

Company: Willow Creek Behavioral Health
Location: Green Bay
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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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