Occupational Therapist-Casual

Fairview Health Services - Saint Paul, MN3.7

30+ days agoTemporary
Overview In collaboration with patients and families, the occupational therapist is responsible for providing safe and effective delivery of patient care within scope of practice. This includes examination, evaluation, diagnosis, planning, intervention and establishing outcomes. The focus of this position will be working with adults in an outpatient setting.

This is a casual position that will sit at the MS Achievement Center in St. Paul, MN. As needs arise, this OT will be expected to float to the University of Minnesota Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis as well as the Southdale Place Rehab Clinic in Edina.

Responsibilities/Job Description
  • The occupational therapist partners with the patient and family while performing the Evaluation/Re-evaluation
    • Gathers pertinent data
    • Performs examination
    • Determines treatment diagnosis
  • Develops an individualized plan of care through coordination with the patient and family
    • Analyzes data to identify needs and potential risks
    • Determines prognosis for recovery
    • Establishes individualized goals with patient and/or caregiver
    • Individualizes plan of care considering developmental level and cultural differences
    • Implements and modifies plan of care based on reassessment and patient response
    • Coordinates care and communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team for all aspects of patient care
    • Establishes appropriate discharge plan
  • Partners with patients and families to provide skilled intervention
    • Implements plan of care
    • Alters treatment/plan of care to reflect change in patient status and response to treatment
    • Assesses patient and/or caregiver learning needs and provides appropriate education
  • Documentation/Billing
    • Uses acceptable medical terminology
    • Follows professional practice standards
    • Completes documentation in a timely manner per department standards
    • Complies with department billing standards
  • Professional Expectations
    • Prioritizes tasks and patient care for effective time management
    • Understands and follows professional licensure/certification requirements
    • Directs team members and/or supervises students as designated
    • Pursues personal and professional development to support clinical best practice
  • Productivity
    • Meets or exceeds departmental standards for productivity
  • Quality Improvement
    • Identifies opportunities for process /quality improvement
    • Participates in and supports entity/system initiatives
Qualifications Required


Occupational Therapy Licensure in State of Minnesota or temporary license in State of Minnesota

Basic Life Support certification



Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy




Certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy