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School Occupational Therapist 10,000 Sign-on Bonus!

Lewiston, ID · Healthcare
$10,000 Sign-on Bonus & Relocation Assistance Available 

Under the general direction of and upon physician referral; to assess the functional needs of physically disabled patients, develop treatment goals, plan and implement appropriate treatment plans utilizing a variety of occupational therapy treatment procedures.

The Occupational Therapist must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in his/her department. The individual must acquire and/or demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.

In addition, understand the state laws and regulations regarding school-based therapy, documentation, and billing. Therapist is responsible for development of students’ IEP goals, progress reports, and contribution to annual review meetings with staff and parents/caregivers. He/she must be able to provide care with consideration of developmental status.

  • Based upon the treatment diagnosis of the patient, OBJECTIVELY and QUANTIFIABLY assess a baseline level of self-care function for each patient referred. Such evaluations should include baseline assessment of pertinent medical and onset history, cognitive function, sensory-perceptual-motor function, self-care and activities of daily living function. This baseline information should be sufficient to adequately form the basis of treatment outcome goals.
  • Based upon the initial assessment of the patient, identify functional needs and establish appropriate treatment outcome goals. Goals will be established as an expected outcome of the patient's treatment plan, will be expressed in measurable terms, and will be realistic and appropriate to the patient's condition.
  • Based upon the treatment outcome goals established for the patient, plan and implement treatment programs designed to achieve or significantly progress toward achievement of outcome goals.
  • Treatment programs will be dynamic relative to the clinical response of the patient and will achieve a level of consistency and continuity that will enhance the patient's clinical response.
Work Conditions/Hours
  • Normal hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Opportunity for 4/10 schedule with blocked time for school documentation, meetings, and travel time considered. However, schedules may vary in accordance with school necessity.
  • Traveling to rural schools within a 60-mile radius.
  • Covering up to 4-schools while also providing supervision for our Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA).  
  • Schedule would reflect the assigned school’s schedule. During the summer months and holiday time off, therapist would also have this time off.
  • Opportunity for summer and holiday clinic/hospital hours based off availability and competency. 
  • School setting working conditions.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Graduation from an accredited occupational therapy curriculum with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Licensure to practice Occupational Therapy in the State of Idaho is required. Candidates may apply prior to graduating or receiving licensure
  • Current BLS

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