iLocatum

Tuscaloosa, AL

Clinic Based Occupational Therapist, OT

Join our expanding team at a thriving Home Health Agency in Tuscaloosa, AL!

Start Date: June 2024

About the Role:

We are seeking skilled occupational therapists (OT) with experience in medical rehabilitation. As an OT, you will assess and treat patients to enhance their ability to carry out daily activities such as dressing, toileting, bathing, cooking, and engaging in recreational activities. Your exercises will focus on stretching, strengthening, and improving flexibility. Your expertise will be instrumental in restoring joint motion, muscle strength, and fine motor skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct evaluations and provide supervision
  • Aid in developing fine motor skills for better grasp, release, and handwriting abilities
  • Address hand-eye coordination to enhance play skills, such as hitting a target, batting a ball, and copying from a blackboard
  • Assist individuals with developmental delays in performing daily tasks independently, including toileting, bathing, dressing, teeth brushing, and feeding themselves
  • Work with those experiencing sensory and attention issues to improve focus and social skills
  • Teach anger-management techniques to individuals with behavioral disorders, promoting healthier ways to express anger, such as writing about feelings or participating in physical activities
  • Evaluate patients' need for specialized equipment like wheelchairs, splints, bathing aids, dressing devices, or communication aids

Qualifications:

  • Hold a graduate degree, either a master’s degree or a clinical doctorate
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Show adaptability and an eagerness for change
  • Possess strong collaboration abilities
  • Exhibit proficiency in documentation and writing
  • Display great personalities and outstanding people skills
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