Occupational Therapist-Casual

Fairview Health Services - Saint Paul, MN (30+ days ago)3.7

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
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
Meets or exceeds departmental standards for productivity
Quality Improvement
Identifies opportunities for process /quality improvement
Participates in and supports entity/system initiatives



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