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Occupational Therapist- Fayetteville- PRN

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

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Type of Position:

Other Health Care - Rehabilitation Therapy

Job Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Occupational Therapist performs diagnostic testing and treatment and consults with staff regarding programming recommendations. The OT supports treatment plan development for patients in outpatient and SNF settings. They evaluate a patient’s condition and needs and develops a treatment plan for patients, laying out the types of activities and specific goals to be accomplished. The OT evaluates a patient’s home or workplace and based on the patient’s health needs identifies potential improvements as well as educating a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patients. They asses and keeps accurate records of patient’s activities and progress for patient evaluations, billing and for reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate Degree, Major in Occupational Therapy plus two years OT experience OR Master’s degree
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or eligible to apply for the examination.
  • Current Arkansas license or eligible to apply and obtain license within one month of hire.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate to clinic staff, physicians and the public.
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination and demonstrate exceptional attention to detail.
  • Must have ability to conduct and interpret tests administered to patients.
  • CPR certified within one month of hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual skills (Spanish-English) preferred
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or eligible to apply for the examination
  • LSVT BIG certified

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Adult Maltreatment, Child Maltreatment

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Crawling, Crouching

Benefits Eligible: