Occupational Therapist (OT),PRN, Occupational Therapy West Chester Hospital

Job Description

Inpatient, acute care occupational therapist


The occupational therapist will support West Chester Hospital's occupational therapy department and Level III Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati. Unit Details:

Unit Details:
  • High retention of staff, family like atmosphere
  • involvement in interdisciplinary committees/projects
  • Opportunities for professional development- Clinical Ladder


The Occupational Therapist (OT) will evaluate, plan, and implement treatment programs for referred patients in accordance with hospital and department policies regarding documentation, attendance, education, and more. They will show respect and courtesy to all staff, patients, and visitors while helping to teach or re-teach individuals the skills they need to perform everyday activities. This may include overseeing exercises to manage pain, adapting an environment to accommodate a person's needs, or teaching a patient to use special equipment such as a wheelchair or adaptive equipment.

• Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.

• Recognizes and responds appropriately to patient's families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious, cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication, or operates equipment safely.

• Identifies and responds appropriately to different patient needs resulting from unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.

• Adheres to hospital and department policies Ensure documentation is completed in a timely manner. Complies with all pertinent regulatory standards and accurate and timely completion of charges.

Join our team as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in our occupational therapy department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uch



- Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from a school accredited by AOTA.

License & Certification:

- License to practice Occupational Therapy in the state of Ohio.

- CPR Certification.

Years of Experience:

- Minimum: Recently certified, licensed or graduates within the past 12 months.

- Preferred: 1-2 years of experience.

Required Skills & Knowledge:

- Customer service & interpersonal skills.