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Washington University of St. Louis Occupational Therapist (PRN) - Occupational Therapy - 46679 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

Position works on an as needed basis.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Program of Occupational Therapy. The position is located at the Center for Advanced Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Position is responsible for performing evaluations, establishing goals and planning occupational therapy treatment programs for children/youth/adults referred to occupational therapy by the physician or community partners. Position may also assist with clinical program development, evaluation and related performance improvement activities as assigned by Clinical Practice manager. Position is 100% clinical.


  1. Delivers evidence based occupational therapy evaluation and treatment services typically offered in the clinic or community, including any follow-up services to ensure appropriate outcomes. Assures services are delivered in a safe and effective manner. Plans for five to ten clinical visits per day.
  2. Completes all aspects of clinical documentation, including billing and all other assigned documentation. Records evaluations, goals, treatment plan, client response and progressive change in the client’s record according to established protocols and adheres to all departmental and regulatory policies.
  3. Confers and collaborates with physicians, other health care practitioners, families and/or caregivers to obtain additional information; suggests revisions in treatment program and coordinates occupational therapy intervention with other care providers.
  4. Orients, instructs and directs occupational therapy assistant and occupational therapy students in patient-related activities as assigned.
  5. Participates in program development and implementation activities as assigned.
  6. Participates in performance / quality improvement initiatives as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited program.
  • Previous experience in hand therapy under the supervision of a CHT.
  • Current, unencumbered license to practice as an occupational therapist in the State of Missouri.
  • Basic Life Support certification, Level C, or obtain certification within one month of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Two to three years of clinical experience.
  • Certification as a hand therapist.
  • Ability to apply principles of scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form, including technical instructions.
  • Ability to demonstrate current knowledge & application of safety issues, particularly as applied to body mechanics.
  • Ability to lift ten pounds from floor to waist and carry ten pounds for short distances, push and pull occasionally with moderate force; coordinate hand movements to write, type, manipulate folders and client body parts.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to interview, counsel, or advise clients/patients and their families and able to perform high-level problem solving, negotiation and executive functions.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and effectively manage a caseload varied patients and use judgment regarding discharge planning, timing of services.
  • Possess computer skills (word processing and basic database manipulation).
  • Comfortable with an evidence-based practice work environment dedicated to continual improvement and effective change.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $56,472 - $72,010 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Occupational Therapist (PRN) - Occupational Therapy - 46679

Job ID: 46679

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: On Demand

Regular/Temporary: Regular