Occupational Therapist - Inpatient

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Springfield, Illinois


The Occupational Therapist I 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 managing daily clinical caseload efficiently including: effective treatment, and appropriate documentation and billing practices.  The Therapist I will participate in performance improvement and program development activities in accordance with departmental goals and objectives.

Required Skills

  • Perform Patient assessments with patients in a specific service area.
  • Assign an Occupational Therapy treatment diagnosis.
  • Establishes plan of care with objective, measurable goals.
  • Provides interventions supported by evidenced based practice in accordance to the established plan of care
  • Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals.
  • Plans for discharge.
  • Communicates with patient, family, caregivers and members of team to promote maximum benefit of care.
  • Provide patient care documentation that meets quality standards and supports ethical billing practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to organize workload and manage time effectively.
  • Maintains positive working relationship with patients and referral base.
  • Demonstrates teamwork by routinely offering to help others or assisting others whenever needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle difficult and/or stressful situations appropriately.
  1. Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience


  • O.T. license in the State of Illinois, or license pending with an application for licensure on file with IDPFR and a letter of “Authorization to Work” from the State of Illinois. The maximum allowable time to practice in a license pending status/under a licensed Occupational Therapist is 6 months per licensing regulations. 
  • CPR Certification preferred.
  • If applicable, must possess valid Illinois driver’s license and must be deemed as an acceptable driver in accordance with the MHS Fleet Safety Policy (5 year MVR will be required).

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Achieves & maintains 0-10 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

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