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Company: Avita Health System
Location: Galion, OH
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Avita Health System currently operates three major healthcare facilities and 31 clinic locations throughout North Central Ohio. Within the last three years, the system has tripled in size branching out into ten communities throughout the region. There are over 1,800 employees and 110 employed member multispecialty group of physicians and advanced practitioners that provide these communities with optimal, high-quality healthcare. In 2015, Avita has received a national award, placing them in the top 10 percent nationally in customer service.

Avita Health System continues to grow, and with our expansion we have various open positions in our Bucyrus, Galion and Ontario locations.

We are currently accepting resumes & applications for the following position, located at our Galion, Ohio location:   


Responsible for the evaluation, planning, directing and administering of occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability, including ADL training, therapeutic activities and the design, fabrication and application of orthoses and adaptive equipment. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.


1. Directs the Occupational Therapy Department certified staff, including Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Therapy Aides.

2. Plans and implements treatment programs based on physician referral, evaluation results and patient goals.

3. Performs an appropriate assessment on each patient, as related to the therapy requested and provided and reassessments, as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population.

4. Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.

5. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

6. Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching, as appropriate.

7. Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency of occupational therapy modalities.

8. Provides appropriate discharge planning in coordination with patient, physician and treatment team members.

9. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.

10. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety.

11. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

12. Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team.

13. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.

14. Assists in the purchase and maintenance of occupational therapy supplies and equipment.

15. Provides periodic inservices to staff as requested or to share new information relevant to the profession

16. Trains and assists patients in activities of daily living, therapeutic activities and the use and application of orthotic and adaptive equipment.

17. Documents the evaluation, treatment and progress of patients in the medical record on a daily basis.

18. Demonstrates knowledge of the FIM™ through accurate use of the FIM™ scoring system, when reporting on patient functioning. (Inpatient only).

19. Participates in weekly patient care conferences on the inpatient rehabilitation and extended care units.

20. Maintains records pertinent to the personnel and operation of the department.

21. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

22. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

23. Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.

24. Meets current documentation standards and policies.

25. Assists with orientation and inservice training for certified department staff members.

26. Participates in continuing education activities and displays initiative to improve professional knowledge and clinical skills.

27. Coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Therapy Aides, etc.).

28. Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain within budget guidelines.

29. Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis.

30. Participates in infection control, departmental equipment training and organizational safety and fire safety programs.

31. Other duties as assigned.


32. Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.

33. Completes annual education requirements.

34. Maintains regulatory requirements.

35. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

36. Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.

37. Wears identification while on duty.

38. Attends department inservices, as scheduled.

39. Attends at staff meetings regularly, reads all monthly staff meeting minutes and posted memos/notices.

40. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

41. Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

42. Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

43. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner including in the community.

44. Adheres to the Standards of Behavior established by the organization.

45. Exhibits and practices good customer service skills with both internal and external customers.

46. Communicates the mission, vision and values of the facility.

• Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program and posses a bachelor's degree, or higher in occupational therapy.
• Must be licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Ohio.
• Current BLS certification.
• FIM™ training and certification
• Certified Hand Therapist
• Minimum of one year of experience as a licensed Occupational Therapist.
• Transitional Work Developer or experience with transitional work
• Ergonomic certification or ergonomic experience
• Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
• Additional languages preferred.
• Strong written and verbal skills.
• Basic computer knowledge.
• Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology.
• Knowledge of physical and occupational therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.
• Excellent customer service.
• Strong time management skills.
• Ability to work well with others in a team approach environment.
• For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.




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