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Occupational Therapist I (345) 

Category Occupational Therapy - 7092  


  • The therapist must be a graduate of an accredited school of occupational therapy and holder of a current permanent or temporary license from the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
  • An Associate in this position may provide direct patient care for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients through the Rehabilitation Services department.
  • Evaluation and treatment as well as documentation of patient progress is required as well as the ability to communicate with patients, family, physicians and hospital associates.
  • Supervision of students, occupational therapist assistants and monitoring of rehabilitation technicians is also required.
  • In addition, the associate must adhere to established organizational and departmental policies and safety guidelines and possess problem solving abilities, excellent customer service skills and Patient First characteristics.
  • The associate must assist in maintaining a safe working environment throughout the facility and be available for on-call and call-back responsibilities, as required.



  • The associate must can perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • They must demonstrate the knowledge and technical skill necessary for providing competent, comprehensive patient care as well as display behavior which promotes good guest relations to patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.
  • They must be able to communicate and comprehend the English language and possess keyboarding skills for computer documentation.
  • The therapist is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of inpatients and outpatients as well as the development of a rehabilitation program that meets the parameters of the referring physician.
  • They must be able to teach/instruct patients, families and colleagues.
  • The therapist is responsible for accurate documentation that meets state, federal and facility guidelines as well as participation in departmental meetings/activities.
  • They require knowledge of the healthcare system work environment and the role of the occupational therapist in the “health care team”.


  • Conducts interactions with patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, other associates and the public in a manner consistent with the intent of the hospital’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Performs appropriate diagnostic musculoskeletal, neurological and functional skills tests and establishes a plan of treatment.
  • Documents initial evaluation and each day of treatment in patient record in a timely manner and completes summary of patient’s progress at discharge. Instructs and assists patients in the performance of therapeutic exercise, muscle reeducation, activities of daily living, cognition and perception training and provides education in proper posture/ body mechanics to promote prevention of injury and maximize therapeutic outcomes.
  • Educates patients concerning how to maximize quality of life within the limits of their physical capabilities and family members concerning how to best assist patients in the rehabilitation process.
  • Reads current literature and publications concerning therapeutic techniques and trends in Occupational Therapy/health care.
  • Participates in departmental performance/quality improvement and program development as well as in departmental events such as Heartbeats, OT month, health fairs, etc.
  • Promotes the Rehab department through ongoing marketing within the medical community and the community at large.
Position Requirements

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Occupational Therapist (OT)

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Mandatory Continuing Education: Customer Service, Fire and Safety, Corporate Compliance (including Confidentiality), Infection Control, and education required by regulatory, accreditation bodies, scope of practice, and/or Hancock Regional Hospital.

Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  
Shift -not applicable-  
Sign-On Bonus  
Position Occupational Therapist I (345)  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 4/21/2023  
Location Hancock Regional Hospital  
About the Organization YOUR HEALTH IS OUR LIFE

Hancock Health is an Indiana-based, full-service healthcare network serving Hancock County and the surrounding areas. Our health system includes Hancock Regional Hospital, Hancock Physician Network and more than 20 other healthcare facilities, such as wellness centers, women's clinics, family practices, and the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center.

A Caring Community Partner
Our goal at Hancock Health is simple: To give every person the personalized attention necessary for a happy, healthy life. Our mission, vision, and values embody this goal.

To be a Caring Community Partner by healing, improving health and wellness, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness one person at a time.

To be nationally recognized for kindness in the delivery of excellent quality patient care, efficient and effective operations, the adoption of proven technologies, the creation of a positive workplace environment, and excellence in community service.

Exceptional | Honorable | Devoted | Reliable | Kind  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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