Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Join the dynamic, growing team at Gothenburg Health! Gothenburg Health has a full-time opening on our Rehabilitation Team. Come work in our state of the art, new facility with a medically-integrated YMCA today.


Gothenburg Health is currently seeking a FT Occupational Therapist to join our amazing team. Our recently completed facility, integrated into the YMCA at Gothenburg Health, provides many rehab innovations. In return for your clinical excellence and professional passion, we can offer you highly competitive compensation and many ongoing career development opportunities.

The Occupational Therapist (OT) is a professional who is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care. The OT evaluates and treats patients referred by physician for occupational rehabilitation services to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability. The OT must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate patient care and is accountable to the policies and procedures of the organization. He/she is responsible to the Director of Rehabilitation Services.


  • Family YMCA Membership
  • Competitive Wages
  • State of the Art Facility


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assesses patient and determines treatment plan using approved evaluation documents.
  • Understands and complies with universal precautions, safety and risk policies and procedures.
  • Prepares necessary documentation including evaluations, progress notes, discharge notes and logs in timely manner according to regulations.
  • Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select treatment programs consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate comprehensive services delivery.
  • Trains individuals in skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individual’s functional progress.
  • Designs and constructs adaptive equipment for individual and recommends adaptations of individual’s work-living environment to maximize independence.
  • Assists with orientation of new staff, volunteers and students.
  • Utilizes and maintains equipment, requests supplies as needed.
  • Ongoing commitment to reducing costs and improving productivity in the occupational therapy department.
  • Maintains positive relationships with the health care team, patient and family.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Successful completion of an Occupational Therapy bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctorate degree from an accredited program required.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Must possess or be eligible for state licensure.
  • Supervisor’s license as required by state.
  • Valid Driver’s license.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. 
  • Frequent lifting and/carrying objects weighing 50 pounds or more and/or move up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to work with hands in cleaning and sterilizing solutions when necessary.
  • Good personal hygiene and adherence to the facility dress code.


  • Ability to work in close contact with medical and interdisciplinary staff.
  • May require travel to attend continuing education, workshops, and seminars outside the institution.


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The very nature of health care work indicates a potential exposure to communicable diseases.  In addition you must be tolerant of working with patients who may be recovering from surgeries, illness and burns/cuts (open wounds).  Exposure to bodily fluids such as blood and urine are not uncommon especially in hospital and nursing home settings.

Candidates must maintain confidentiality of patient, department, and hospital information as well as demonstrate a clear understanding of HIPAA regulations. Start the process by completing an online application today.

Gothenburg Health | Modern medical care lives here. You can see that commitment in our state of the art surgical wing, new patient wing, construction of a medically integrated YMCA on our campus, and most importantly, in the amazing team who is Gothenburg Health.

For the full job description and more information call Katrina Twomey at 308.537.4034 or ktwomey@gothenburghealth.org.