Summary: Evaluates, establishes treatment plans, and administers a medically prescribed occupational therapy program in accordance with professional guidelines as described by the American Occupational Therapy Association State of Ohio and Summa Health System/Rehabilitation Services requirements.
Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy or Bachelor’s Degree and Certificate in Occupational Therapy; Graduate from an Occupational Therapy Program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association
Current licensure issued by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Athletic Trainers Board
Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider (CPR) certification through the American Heart Association
Prefer board certification in clinical specialty area and/or advanced degree in healthcare field.
Prefer active participation within professional organization.
Other Skills, Competencies and Qualifications
Professional verbal and written communication skills required for communication to referral sources, customer relations, interdisciplinary care and other stakeholders.
Ability to effectively interact with populations of patients/customers with an understanding of their needs for self -respect, dignity, cultural compassion, diversity and inclusion.
Must be able to meet the physical demands of the work environment (see #3)
Must be willing to advocate for and work with persons with all disabilities/conditions.
Show flexibility/adaptability in meeting environmental constraints and regulatory demands placed on services/service delivery. Rotates through selected treatment areas and/or facilities when necessary to facilitate organizational service delivery and patient care needs.
Assumes accountability for effectively demonstrating Service Excellence Care and following Standards of Behavior, Six Commitments and department policies and procedures and department work expectations.
Minimally provides 40 hours clinical care annually (PRN only)
Level of Physical Demands
Very Heavy: Exerts in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force continuously to move objects.
Requires exposure to communicable disease, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, and other potentially hazardous conditions common to a clinical environment.
Must be able to continuously stand and walk; frequently squat, climb stairs, bend to the floor, reach over the shoulder, kneels, twist, sit, stand and remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time
Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range
Manual dexterity sufficient to operate specialized equipment and fabricate pads, splints, preventative taping/bracing, etc.
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination
Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time
Summa Health System is recognized as one of the region’s top employers by a number of third party organizations, including NorthCoast 99. Exceptional candidates gravitate to Summa because of its culture, passion for delivering excellent service to our patients and families commitment to our philosophy of servant leadership, collegial working relationships at every level of the organization and competitive pay and benefits.