Occupational Therapist Per Diem

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Westerly, RI
Oct 1, 2020


Job Description


To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

A professional licensed Occupational Therapist who is responsible for evaluation and treatment of patients in a psychiatric setting, development and follow through of treatment plans to address patient needs in accordance with hospital polices and AOTA standards of practice. Provides supervision to occupational therapy assistants and support staff.



  • 1. Performs a comprehensive evaluation as evidenced by the clinical documentation.
    • 1.1 Evaluation is comprehensive and appropriate to patient's age and diagnosis.
  • 2. Demonstrates competence in all occupational therapy modalities and procedures in accordance with departmental policies.
    • 2.1 Demonstrates competence with use of equipment in department.
  • 3. Documentation of evaluations, re-evaluations, and progress notes is professional, concise, accurate, and timely.
    • 3.1 Is responsible to write legible, concise, relevant, timely, and inclusive documentation that communicates care provided, patient status, and ongoing needs.
  • 4. Demonstrates leadership skills in supervision of occupational therapy assistants and aides.
    • 4.1 Appropriately delegates patient care interventions to OTA following AOTA guidelines. Is aware of OTA schedules and regularly shares patients with assistants.
  • 5. Knows how to coordinate work. Works in an organized and efficient manner.
    • 5.1 Displays ability to treat more than one patient at a time as modalities and treatments allow.
  • 6. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
    • 6.1 Maintains mature and professional manner with fellow employees, exhibiting composure and confidence even during stressful situations.
  • 7. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team inter- and intradepartmenally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives.
    • 7.1 Demonstrates willingness and ability to assist others as requested.
  • 8. Maintains and enhances personal knowledge as well a promoting professional standards in occupational therapy. Attends all safety related training programs.
    • 8.1 Seeks opportunities to advance skills and knowledge from other staff, professional organizations, and attending continuing education programs.



Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy with at least a Bachelors degree.


Previous psychiatric clinical experience preferred.


Rhode Island OT license CPR certification CPI training within 1 yr of employment


Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in verbal and written form. Pleasant and friendly interactions. Basic computer knowledge required.


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Job Info

Job: 19168

Department: Geriatric Psych Inpatient
Status: Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Hours: .04