Occupational Therapist

Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Rehabilitation Specialist -
  • Full Time (Weekdays, Some Weekends and Holidays)
  • Competitive Compensation, commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Location: Wheatfield, NY (Adjacent to Buffalo NY & Niagara County NY)
  • Setting: Skilled Nursing Facility
  • The Rehabilitation Specialist plays a vital role in promoting the wellness and overall well-being of residents through the delivery of high-quality therapy services.
  • Applicants must possess an occupational therapy license specific to the state.


  • Administer prescribed occupational therapy treatments based on physician's orders and establish regular communication with physicians.

  • Maintain accurate documentation, including evaluations, progress notes, MDS records, and discharge summaries, for residents enrolled in the occupational therapy program.

  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to address the unique needs of residents and facilitate rehabilitation and function maintenance.

  • Contribute to the Resident Care Planning meetings and attend in the absence of the Director of Occupational Therapy.

  • Keep statistical records of residents' treatments and progress.

  • Assist with in-service training programs as requested.

  • Maintain and update residents' care plan.


  • Completion of an approved occupational therapy program is required.

  • Must possess a state license to practice occupational therapy.

  • Preferably have two years of occupational therapy experience.

  • Interest in developing and implementing occupational therapy programs for geriatric and subacute populations using a collaborative approach.

  • Ability to provide guidance and direction to others is essential.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary.

  • Must possess a sense of responsibility and the ability to work effectively with residents, families, and colleagues.

  • Must demonstrate maturity, diplomacy, and the ability to foster positive relationships.

  • Ability to interact compassionately with geriatric and chronically ill residents, as well as collaborate with other professionals, is crucial.

  • Must consistently perform tasks to the highest standards of excellence.

  • About the area: Located in Wheatfield, NY, this town shares its name with the agricultural heritage of the land, where wheat was once grown. Wheatfield is situated near Niagara Falls International Airport and offers proximity to both Niagara County NY and Buffalo NY. The area is rich in cultural offerings, including art, museums, shopping, dining options, and opportunities for recreational water activities. In addition, the region is renowned for its numerous colleges and universities.
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