Occupational Therapy Fellow

Job Description

Occupational Therapy Fellow

Evaluate, plan, and implement Occupational Therapy treatment programs for referred patients while also participating in scholarship work as outlined in the fellowship curriculum. Follow hospital and department approved policies related to documentation, attendance, education, etc. Show respect and courtesy to all staff, patients, and visitors.

UC Health is hiring a full-time occupational therapy fellow for the occupational therapy department for the first shift at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care.

The Occupational Therapy Fellow will support the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care and other outpatient locations. They must evaluate, plan, and implement Occupational Therapy treatment programs for referred patients in order to restore function, prevent disability, reduce pain, and return to his/her maximum function. Follow hospital department approved policies related to documentation, attendance, education, etc. Show respect and courtesy to all staff, patients, and visitors.

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 uchealth.com.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.


Job Responsibilities:
  • Develops individualized treatment programs consistent with patients' diagnosis, status, and goals while establishing goals and plans of care that include realistic and measurable goals in relation to the patients goals, diagnosis, prognosis, learning ability of patient/caregiver, physical/mental status and anticipated lifestyle.
  • Implements the treatment plan in collaboration with the treatment team reassesses objective findings, including pain, per department policy while delivering care in a professional and customer-oriented manner.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment, and involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different patient needs resulting from behavioral health problems, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking, accountability, flexibility, and a cooperative attitude in meeting the needs of the unit.
  • Upholds the mission statement of the Occupational Therapy LGBTQIA2S+ Health Fellowship
  • Will complete all weekly module work including readings and assignments by specified time range.
  • Will initiate and complete all parts of the yearlong capstone experience within the specified time range.
  • Will carry forth the UC Health PRIIDE Core Values when working with community partners
  • Contribute to scholarship and advocacy efforts at a departmental, health system, statewide and national level in the context of LGBTQIA+ health.


In addition to a resume/ CV, please provide a brief personal statement/ letter of interest that includes answers to the following domains and questions. Please limit your response to each question to 250 words. Please submit attachment along with resume in application.

Clinical Experience
  1. Please describe a meaningful experience in LGBTQIA2s+ health that has prepared you for both the clinical and academic aspects of this fellowship.

  1. Please describe your experience working with interdisciplinary teams to provide inclusive, well-rounded care . How have you worked collaboratively with other healthcare providers, such as physicians , nurses, social workers, and mental health professionals, to ensure the best outcomes for your patients? Ho w have you taken initiative in the past to promote the need for occupational therapy for a client to a team?

Scholarship (Research and Education)
  1. What type of educational activities have you led for community members, peers, OT faculty , or other medical professionals ? Were any of these activities relevant to LGBTQIA2S+ health?
  2. What type of scholarly project or research topics are you most interested in pursuing in a fellowship? How does your previous academic work inform or prepare you for this project? How do you see this project helping you move in to a future role?

  1. How do you measure the impact of your advocacy and service efforts? Can you describe how you have evaluated the effectiveness of your past advocacy work, and how you have used this information to inform future efforts?

Future Career
  1. What are your future career aspirations and how do they relate to the LGBTQIA2S+ community? How do you plan to use your training and skills to address health disparities and improve healthcare outcomes for LGBTQIA2S+ individuals?


Masters or Doctorate in Occupational Therapy required

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION (Must be obtained by July 2025)

Certifies Occupational Therapy License in the State of Ohio

Registered through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)