Aug 08, 2022

Occupational Therapist - Inpatient

  • Memorial Health
  • Springfield, IL, USA
Full-time Occupational Therapy

Job Description

The Occupational Therapist III is responsible and accountable for providing examinations, evaluations, therapy diagnosis, interventions, and prognosis in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Emphasis on sharing expertise with department and community through: serving as key participant in program development opportunities, identified as a department resource for specific diagnostic group or treatment. Has the ability to cross cover multiple service areas efficiently. The Therapist III will assist with competency assessment/development and identifying educational opportunities for the department. The Therapist III serves as a leader in performance improvement and program development activities.



  • O.T. license in the State of Illinois required.
  • CPR Certification preferred.
  • If applicable, must possess valid Illinois drivers license and must be deemed as an acceptable driver in accordance with the MHS Fleet Safety Policy (5 year MVR will be required).


  • 5 years of experience required.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Achieves and maintains 21-30 points on the Clinical Ladder Grid.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with patients, families, peer and other team members as needed for assessment, intervention, and professional development
  • Must be physically able to lift, support, move patients 50 – 100 lbs.
  • Universal Precautions Category I.


  1. Perform Patient assessments with patients in a specific service area.

  1. Assign an Occupational Therapy treatment diagnosis.

  1. Establishes plan of care with objective, measurable goals.

  1. Provides interventions supported by evidenced based practice in accordance to the established plan of care.

  1. Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals.

  1. Plans for discharge.

  1. Communicates with patient, family, caregivers and members of team to promote maximum benefit of care.

  1. Provide patient care documentation that meets quality standards and supports ethical billing practice.

  1. Demonstrates ability to organize workload and manage time effectively.

  1. Maintains positive working relationship with patients and referral base.

  1. Triages patient care in the event of high volumes, call ins, etc.

  1. Serves as a role model/facilitator in handling difficult and/or stressful situations.

  1. Demonstrates initiation in flexing to other service areas when needed.

  1. Shares expertise through program development, and performance improvement opportunities.

  1. Called upon to lead task forces, workgroups, etc.

  1. Performs other related work as required or requested.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.