Occupational Therapist-7 On/Off-Acute Care-Part Time

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Job title: Occupational Therapist-7 On/Off-Acute Care-Part Time

Company: University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Please review the following instructions prior to submitting your job application:

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Job Requisition ID: R00029531

Job Category: Health System

Organization: Acute Care Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Location/s: Main Campus Jackson

Job Title: Occupational Therapist-7 On/Off-Acute Care-Part Time

Job Summary: To plan, organize and to conduct occupational therapy programs in hospital, institutional or community settings, to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury, or psychological or developmental problems. To administer treatments that contribute to optimal occupational performance including self-care; daily living skills essential for productivity; functional communication and mobility; positioning social integration; cognitive mechanisms, enhancing play and leisure skills.

Education & Experience

Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program. Experience cannot be substituted for educational requirement.

Certifications, Licenses or Registration Required: Mississippi licensure within the applicable time frame.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and/or kinesiology. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions and for counseling and guidance. Interpersonal skills to interact with patients, family members, and staff. Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress. Ability to motivate individuals to set and attain goals.


  • Synthesize complex medical data, and utilize results to administer appropriate tests and evaluations of patients’ physical and cognitive status.
  • Demonstrate sound clinical reasoning to develop a comprehensive plan of care. Develop and update appropriate plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family as related to the person’s age and lifestyle with measurable long and short term goals and a defined discharge plan.
  • Utilize appropriate methods and materials for effective learning, monitor responses to education, and adapt program appropriately. Ensure that patient/family verbalizes and/or demonstrates understanding of the education/information provided.
  • Follow intervention protocols and revises interventions appropriately. Discharge patient when goals have been met or medical necessity is no longer indicated.
  • Ensure that patient care documentation is timely, legible and efficient. Demonstrate concise and pertinent documentation that meets the profession’s and department’s documentation standards. Provide clear, concise and pertinent oral reports.
  • Design, provide and train patients/family in the use of assistive technology, devices, orthotics, prosthetics, splints, and/or environmental adaptations to compensate for loss of occupational performance.
  • Provide training and supervision in therapy techniques and objectives for students and other medical staff. Collaborate and communicate effectively with other members for the health care team regarding the patient’s treatment program.
  • Consistently meet patient care productivity standard as established for job classification.
  • The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Physical and Environmental Demands

Requires occasional handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, occasional exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional travelling to offsite locations, frequent activities subject to significant volume changes of a seasonal/clinical nature, constant work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, constant bending, occasional lifting and carrying more than 100 pounds, occasional climbing, occasional crawling, frequent crouching/stooping, constant kneeling, occasional pushing/pulling, constant reaching, frequent sitting, constant standing, frequent twisting, and constant walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)

Time Type: Part time

FLSA Designation/Job Exempt: No

Pay Class: Hourly

FTE %: 90

Work Shift:

Benefits Eligibility:

Job Posting Date: 05/23/2023

Job Closing Date (open until filled if no date specified):

Expected salary:

Location: Jackson, MS

Job date: Thu, 25 May 2023 07:16:46 GMT

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