iLocatum

Tuscaloosa, AL

Clinic Based Occupational Therapist, OT

Join our expanding team at our Home Health Agency located in Tuscaloosa, AL! We are seeking skilled occupational therapists to join our clinic.

Start Date: June 2024

Job Description:

Our occupational therapists (OT) are responsible for assessing and treating patients to enhance their ability to perform everyday activities such as dressing, using the toilet, bathing, cooking, and engaging in recreational activities. Therapeutic exercises, which include stretching, strengthening, and flexibility training, are utilized to improve range of motion, muscle strength, and fine motor skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct evaluations and provide supervision
  • Aid in the development of fine motor skills, including grasping, releasing objects, and improving handwriting abilities
  • Foster 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, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and feeding themselves
  • Work with individuals experiencing sensory and attention issues to improve focus and develop social skills
  • Teach individuals with behavioral disorders anger-management techniques and positive ways to cope with anger
  • Evaluate patients' need for specialized equipment, such as wheelchairs, splints, bathing aids, dressing devices, or communication aids

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree, either a master's degree or a clinical doctorate
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Adaptability and openness to change
  • Strong collaborative abilities
  • Proficient in documentation and writing skills
  • Exhibit exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
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