Job Description Template: Occupational Therapist

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Occupational Therapist position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Occupational Therapist Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/On-Site | Location

$64,000–$106,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

Occupational Therapists evaluate and develop treatment plans to help injured or disabled patients tackle the activities necessary for daily living. Using both foundational and cutting-edge treatment methods, you’ll train patients on assistive devices and educate family members about their care. You will also ensure compliance with safety and treatment standards as you help patients regain function and reach their goals.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Conduct physical assessments on each client
  • Assess home and work environments and advise on possible alterations
  • Select appropriate treatment methods to help clients maximize their performance of activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)
  • Advise and train patients on adaptive devices to help in their daily living activities
  • Educate caregivers on possible strategies or adjustments in patient care
  • Assist clients in setting short and long-term treatment goals
  • Observe, evaluate, and report on client progress toward treatment goals
  • Comply with all safety and treatment standards, regulations, and requirements

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • 2+ years experience as an occupational therapist in a hospital or long-term care setting preferred
  • Master’s degree in occupational therapy
  • Valid license issued by the State Board of Occupational Therapy
  • In-depth knowledge of current treatment models and foundational OT principles
  • Familiarity with Barthel ADL Index, Katz Index, Lawton-Brody IADL Scale, and other evaluation and assessment tools
  • Proficiency with word processing, email, and database applications for note-taking, communication, and patient progress tracking and reporting

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Superb oral and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to maintain professional behavior with different types of personalities
  • Ability to problem-solve and assess patients in less-than-ideal circumstances
  • Friendly and welcoming personality that establishes a comfortable environment for patients, caregivers, and family members

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

As an organization dedicated to caring for others, we recognize the need to extend that care to our employees. We therefore ensure that employees get the support, respect, and appreciation they deserve with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, and vision coverage options
  • Wellness: On-site gym and meditation room
  • Life insurance: Basic group life insurance plan offered at no cost
  • Retirement: 401(k) matching up to 6% for full-time employees
  • PTO: Paid holidays and 14 days of vacation time and sick time accrual
  • Career advancement: Training and mentorship opportunities
  • Family care: Up to 24 weeks of parental leave available

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

[Company] is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We're committed to diversity and inclusion. That means every candidate is evaluated based on their qualifications and merits. This assessment is without regard to race, color, or religious beliefs. It also excludes considerations of gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. National background, veteran status, disability, or other reasons are not factors either. Lastly, a standard background check is part of our hiring process.

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