Outpatient Occupational Therapist

Posted on: April 25, 2024 • Category: healthcare, therapy

Apply By: June 30, 2024
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Education: Certification

Phone 1: 217-245-9541
Jacksonville Memorial Hospital
1600 W. Walnut
Jacksonville, Morgan, IL 62650
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  • Illinois licensed/licensed eligible as an Occupational Therapist
  • Certified in CPR or complete certification within 30 days of employment


Previous clinical experience, preferred

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work professionally, effectively, and efficiently in a team environment with customers, management, co-workers and physicians
  • Strong organizational skills a must
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Willing to be educated further to complete CEU requirements
  • Must be able to multi-task effectively
  • General office, health care setting – exposure to infectious disease.
  • Requires moderately heavy physical exertion on a regular and reoccurring basis such as assisting patients in transfer activities (wheelchair to bed, to tub, to commodes) and providing substantial support to individuals in ambulation therapy.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities include close, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  1. Interprets plans, establishes, and exercises proper treatment programs in accordance with the physician’s referral, periodically, reviewing the patient’s program and response and making recommendations to the physician relative to the need of continuing or discontinuing the physical therapy treatment
  2. Assists the physician in evaluating disability, injury, or disease process of individual patients and in evaluating the patient’s level of function
  3. Contacts the physician directly for patient reports and care as needed
  4. Observes, records, and reports to the physician the patient’s reaction to the therapy program or any changes in the patient’s condition
  5. Submits to the physician appropriate written reports to the patient’s progress at the designated intervals using appropriate and designated forms
  6. Assists in determining the needs of the patient and in developing the total plan of care
  7. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity
  8. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families/care givers
  9. The clinician will need to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to ages specific to the patient population for the clinician. This could include the following groups:  infants (0-12months), children (1 year – 12 years), adolescents (13 years -18 years), adult (18 years-65 years), older adults (65 years +). 
  10. Instructs, teaches and supervises patients regarding occupational therapy procedures as related to the patient’s therapy programs
  11. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family and care givers are included in teaching as appropriate
  12. May supervise occupational therapist assistants, rehabilitation aides, volunteers, or students in regards to patient care techniques and needs
  13. Enhance professional development through participation in continuing education programs and in-service meetings
  14. Attend and participates in meetings as required
  15. Adheres to all applicable federal, state, local, and company maintained standards of care and ethics and policies concerned with the practice of occupational therapy and among other things, personnel qualifications
  16. Meets productivity and utilization expectations as established by the facility
  17. Completes timely clinical documentation to include functional goal-setting, progress and therapeutic approach as well as administrative/billing documentation timely and accurately
  18. Assists in maintaining department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental, and infection control programs
  19. Assist in care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies
  20. 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.

Other Information:

Direct, supervise, evaluate and provides occupational therapy services to the patient. Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance & Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program & Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance
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