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Occupational Therapist

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Start date
May 20, 2024
Closing date
Jun 19, 2024

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Full Time

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Ecumen Detroit Lakes
Occupational Therapist l On-Call/Casual

Ecumen Detroit Lakes is hiring an Occupational Therapist. Ecumen Detroit Lakes consists of 101 independent living and assisted living rental apartment homes, as well as 92 nursing home beds and 22 additional residences for seniors requiring memory care services.

This position is responsible for facilitating development and rehabilitation of patients with mental, emotional and physical disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed occupational therapy.

Essential job responsibilities include:
  1. Meets the patient's goals and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
  2. Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities.
  3. Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest.
  4. Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, documenting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommends and implements adjustments and modifications.
  5. Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
  6. Ensures continuation of therapeutic plan by designing and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment.
  7. Documents patient care services by charting in patient record; provides accurate and detailed record of services rendered for billing purposes.
  8. Supervises and develops the occupational therapy staff to maintains professional and technical knowledge.
  9. Practices within state licensure requirements and scope of practice.
  10. Follows guidelines/requirements set by CMS, federal and state regulations and meeting requirements set by other payors (insurance companies).

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (at minimum) in Occupational Therapy or related field.
  • Previous experience in the rehabilitation/therapy field.
  • Licensure/Certification: Current license, state certification, or registered as a Occupational Therapist in good standing
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats.
  • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident's Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree
  • 2+ years previous experience in home health, hospice or senior care
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations including able to work irregular hours, attend meetings and special events.
  • Previous supervisory experience.


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3530 Lexington Avenue North

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