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Washington University of St. Louis Specialist Therapist (Chesterfield) - Program Occupational Therapy - 45658 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Program of Occupational Therapy. The position is located in Chesterfield, MO.

Essential Functions


Position is responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering clinical services aimed at specific populations. Completes needs assessment / review of identified populations and develops standards of care and outcome criteria. Delivers occupational therapy treatment programs to children / youth / adults referred by the physician, community partners, or as identified by other sources. Position is also responsible for growth of clinical programs in area of expertise. May also include delivering guest lectures, teaching, or participating in research as assigned.


  1. Delivers evidence based occupational therapy clinical services, including any follow-up services to assure successful outcomes and that aftercare is coordinated with other health care practitioners, families, caregiver, and or / community partners. Assures services are delivered in a safe and effective manner. Approximately 5-10 clinical visits per day.
  2. Completes all aspects of documentation including clinical, 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 / regulatory policies.
  3. Completes population based needs assessments and analyzes results / reviews relevant literature in order to develop and implement high quality and relevant clinical programs that are aligned with strategic priorities. Develops, sustains, and grows referral base. Works to expand practice that links with research and education. Assures the use of recognized outcome measures to support practice. Develops and implements clinical standards of care and practice guidelines.
  4. Orients, instructs and directs occupational therapy assistant and occupational therapy students in patient-related activities as assigned. May supervise students in experiential learning clinics in specialty area.
  5. Participates in classroom instruction, research, and / or promotion of clinical services as needed.
  6. Serves on committees or boards (internal / external) as assigned or requested.

Required Qualifications

  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program with 5 years of clinical experience in an identified practice area.
  • Current licensure to practice as an occupational therapist in the State of Missouri; Basic Life Support Certification, Level C, or obtains certification within one month of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s level preferred; 5-10 years of progressive clinical experience with 4 being in identified practice area.
  • Prefer specialty certification, such as CHT, ATP, CDRS, AOTA / APTA board / specialty certifications. Or prefer a specialized area, such as primary care, community, population health.
  • Expected with reasonable accommodations 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; demonstrate current knowledge & application of safety issues particularly as applied to body mechanics; ability to lift 10 pounds from floor to waist and carry 10 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 and the ability to interview, counsel, or advise clients and their families and able to perform high level problem solving, negotiation and executive functions.
  • Able to organize, prioritize, and effectively manage varied caseload of patients and use judgment regarding discharge planning, timing of services.
  • Able to locate / use evidence in practice and be dedicated to continual improvement.
  • Able to locate / utilize various outcome measures based on population need and be able to interpret / utilize those measures to improve practice area.
  • Able to understand program development processes and be able to effectively implement / analyze results.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $62,067 - $79,144 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: Specialist Therapist (Chesterfield) - Program Occupational Therapy - 45658

Job ID: 45658

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular