Sparrow Health System
Lansing, Michigan 48901

Job Description

Part-Time and Full-Time roles available

Positions Location: Lansing, MI


Job Description


General Purpose of Job:

Provides direct occupational therapy services for department patients. Serves as a consultant to other professionals involved in patient care.

Essential Duties:

This      job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned      on a regular basis. Associates may be asked to perform additional duties      as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify      the duties of the position.

  • Provides      occupational therapy evaluations and treatment services to patients as      prescribed by the physician.
  • Develops      a treatment plan delineating long and short-term goals based on the      results of the evaluation. Interprets to the patient and family the      evaluations results, the goals and methods of treatment, and the expected      results of treatment; involves the patient and family in goal setting.
  • Teaches      appropriate procedures and supportive activities to patients and      caregivers; interprets to the patient and family the evaluation results,      the method of treatment, and the anticipated results of the treatment      consistent with the care prescribed by the physician; teaches appropriate      procedures, safety practices, and supportive activities to patient and      family members; helps the family to accept responsibility for providing      care.
  • Recommends      addition or modifications of equipment, appliances, and the physical      environment of the patient's home.
  • Confers      periodically with attending physicians regarding their patient's progress,      the physical and emotional conditions and reactions to treatment, and      social and physical factors in the environment that affect patient care.
  • Provides      families with information, support, and encouragement to motivate them to      participate actively in rehabilitation process.
  • Maintains      necessary records, assessments, progress notes, and clinical conference      notes on a timely basis for incorporation into patient's clinical records.     
  • Coordinates      occupational therapy services with the interdisciplinary team; consults      with the other professionals as necessary provides advisory and      consultation services to other staff.
  • Demonstrates      rehabilitation procedures and supportive activities on selected patients      to other treatment team members responsible for follow up services.
  • Instructs      and supervises COTA's in the provision of care for patients after initial      evaluations per insurance guidelines and agency policy.
  • Instructs      HHA staff in home exercise program where appropriate and conducts HHA      supervisory visits when RN or PT services are not / no longer involved.
  • Maintains professional standards, compliance with State, Federal (CMS conditions of participation) and Joint Commission regulations, and infection control protocol by participating in in-services, staff meetings, process improvement teams, continuing education seminars when available, and adhering to the SHC expectations – standards of care guidelines.




Job Requirements

General Requirements Current OT license in the State of Michigan. Current driver's license Active American Heart Association BLS certification within 90 days of hire.
Work Experience Minimum of two year acute care experience Recent experience in home care or public health preferred
Education Bachelor of Science Degree, graduate from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy, registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association. Masters degree preferred
Specialized Knowledge and Skills Excellent assessment skills Demonstrated ability exercise independent judgment. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with patients, families, physicians, and interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated understanding of public health principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to document and assemble data in proper format. Ability to enter/exit patient homes that may/may not be handicap accessible.


Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

2 Year(s)

Education Required:

4 Year Degree - BA

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 01/06/2022