Job Description

Occupational Therapist - Acute Therapies
Job CategoryTherapies
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift


Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy programs designed to help patients regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to their limitations.   Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine the extent of patient’s impairment and prognosis for improvement.  Maintains and evaluates records and prepares reports on patients’ progress.


Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine the extent of patients’ impairment and prognosis for improvement; analyzes testing and other pertinent information to create individual treatment plans.

Gathers and reviews pertinent data from a variety of sources and develops specific goals and treatment plans; re-evaluates and modifies plans periodically based on findings and progresses level of treatment, as necessary.

Considers specific patient variables such as overall medical condition, stamina, motivation, etc. in planning treatment programs.

Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and department, such as evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, progress reports and other such reports.

Communicates with medical and allied health personnel regarding patients’ progress, needs and discharge planning.

Documents patient care efficiently, timely and effectively through written communication.

Provides instruction in therapeutic procedures to be continued by the patient or family/caregiver.

Conducts or participates in training medical and other personnel in therapy techniques and objectives.

Coordinates with other service areas to ensure proper patient care.

Supervises subordinate personnel according to departmental policy and professional standards; delegates treatment and treatment modalities to appropriate personnel.

Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards. 

Performs related duties assigned.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: None required.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current state of Arizona Occupational Therapist license required; must obtain Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within one month of employment. Department specific: Valid fingerprint clearance card.


  • Knowledge of occupational therapy methods, procedures and regulations.

  • Knowledge of diagnostic testing procedures to evaluate impairments and recommend treatment plans.

  • Skill in evaluating diagnostic testing results and determining prognosis.

  • Skill in relating to patients and evaluating what individual improvement plans might be more realistic based on limitations.

  • Ability to read and interpret medical documents in order to assess limitations.

  • Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.

  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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