Certified Hand, Occupational Therapist - O/P, Per Diem, Variable Shifts


Plans and implements specific treatment programs for patients according to the principles and practices of occupational therapy and in collaboration with the health care team.


Under the direction of the Director and Practice Manager or Supervisor of the specific treatment site and within established policies, procedures and guidelines, the incumbent performs the following functions:

  1. Evaluates the skilled occupational therapy needs of the patient.

a. Identifies the problems.

b. Develops a written plan of care.

c. Establishes measurable short and long term goals with time frames.

d. Has access to prescribed medications used as part of therapeutic modalities as applicable.

2. Explains the program to the patient and receives input and agreement to proceed with the plan.

  1. Re-evaluates patient status and adjusts the problems, treatment plan and goals in accordance to the findings.
  2. Directs and assists patients in techniques to include, but not limited to, self-care, the fabrication and application of splints, perceptual-motor and sensory integrative activities, balance coordination, guidance in the selection and use of adaptive equipment, exercises to increase functional performance and functional abilities in daily living skills and prevocational evaluation and treatment.

  1. Determines appropriate need for durable medical equipment and home medical needs.

  1. Instructs patient and family / significant other (SO) in the use of home medical equipment,

    adaptive equipment and / or home exercise program.

  1. Documents all assessments in the medical record/chart in a clear, concise manner.

a. Responsible for timely evaluations, re-evaluations, discharge summaries.

b. Responsible for home programs as appropriate.

8. Demonstrates discharge planning skills as evidenced by:

a. Ability to quickly and accurately assess the patients needs immediately after the initial evaluation.

b. Preparation and participation in a variety of discharge meetings (family, team, case management).

9. Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants in the implementation of the Occupational Therapy treatment plan with the patient.

  1. Assists in the orientation and training of new staff.

11. Submits charges for all services, supplies and adaptive equipment provided to the patient.

12. Adheres to Infection Control and Environment of Care standards.

13. Supports the mission, vision and values of Catholic Medical Center.

14. Maintains compliance with Medicare and other insurance guidelines as well as policies and procedures.

15. Performs similar or related duties as assigned or requested.


Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job:

1. Ability to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to the demographics and/ or specific needs of the patient population served by the hospital.

2. Demonstrates proficiency in assessing, responding and adapting treatment of care to meet the needs of the patient population served by the hospital.

3. Ability to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

4. Ability to demonstrate courtesy, compassion and respect and good communications in relating to patients, families, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.

5. Ability to establish a cooperative, collaborative working environment.

6. Ability to accept constructive feedback and initiate appropriate actions to correct situations.

7. Ability to provide a calm, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients and their families.

8. Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or stress.

9. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.

10. Must be knowledgeable of the AOTA Code of Ethics and the state licensure law and practice act.

11. Ability to travel to off-site programs, conferences, facilities.


  • Generally Monday through Friday



  • Graduate of an approved Occupational Therapy Program with a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree.


• 3 years' experience in outpatient rehabilitation setting preferred

  • Professional memberships encouraged and development of career goals required.
  • Experience supervising Occupational Therapy students


  • Must be licensed in the State of New Hampshire as an Occupational Therapist by the NH Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals.

• Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Must have certificate in Hand Therapy.