Occupational Therapist

Job Summary:

The occupational therapist is a qualified professional person who directs, supervises, evaluates and provides occupational therapy services to patients at the clinic as prescribed by the attending physician.


  1. Participate in the development and periodic revision of the plan of care
  2. Schedules, plans activities and provides rehabilitative services for occupational therapy
  3. Records type of treatment and patient’s reaction to it on clinical/progress notes, which are written on the day of the visit and incorporated in the patient’s record weekly
  4. Maintains adequate records on all patient’s, including summary reports
  5. Utilizes community resources and Clinic personnel for proper referral
  6. Selects and administers diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and materials
  7. Instructs and counsels other health team personnel and family members in methods of assisting patient in improving, correcting, and accepting his/her disabilities
  8. Supervise the COTA as follows: Follow guidelines for supervision as outlined by the Executive Council for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners
  9. Participates in staff development activities and in-service education as requested
  10. Confirms, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Office Manager to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel
  11. Notifies the Clinic of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings, which will all affect agreed services with the Clinic
  12. Participates with staff, patient, and physician in discharge planning activities and completes the occupational therapy discharge summary within the designated framework of the Clinic policies



  •  Executive Council for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners (ECPTOTE)
  •  At least a Bachelor’s degree
  •  One (1) full year of supervised work experience preferred
  •  Licensure or certification by the state of Texas as an OTR ( Registered Occupational Therapist)

Organizational Relationship:

The Occupational Therapist reports directly to the Director of Rehabilitation

Functional Abilities:

  •  Read 12 point or larger type
  •  Hear and speak in a manner understood by most people
  •  Stoop and bend; must be able to lift and transfer patients