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Glendive Medical Center Occupational Therapist (OT) in Glendive, Montana

Job Summary:

The Registered Occupational Therapist will provide diagnostic evaluations and treatment to assigned patients, and help patients reach maximum performance level and to use skills learned to the fullest to function in the community within the limits of their capabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and students in patient treatment.


  • Administers comprehensive evaluations and documents of assigned patients in accordance with departmental standards and procedures. Provides consultation in areas such as environmental design, adaptive equipment, proper positioning of patients to prevent contractures and splinting, and to agencies such as local schools, nursing homes, home care agencies, and hospital settings.

  • Maintains timely and accurate patient records and reports.

  • Designs and administers treatment programs to increase patients' levels of functioning. Uses therapeutic exercises and activities to improve or maintain strength, range of motion, and fine-motor coordination. Instructs patients in adapted techniques and the use of adaptive equipment for meal preparation, home management, dressing, feeding, and other self-care skills. Trains patients in the use of upper-extremity prosthetic devices to resume previous daily routines. Participates in home assessments.

  • Provides therapy for neurological integration; administers sensor-motor integration treatment techniques and visual perceptual-motor remediation programs. Uses activities to increase developmental levels of patients. Designs and provides individualized therapy for adult learning-disabled patients.

  • Designs and fabricates splints as specified by doctors' prescriptions; designs and/or fabricates slings and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of patients and/or their families.

  • Administers treatment programs to traumatic brain-injured patients. Uses activities to improve judgment skills, reality orientation, and organizational skills.

  • Provides prevention therapy to maintain functional skills; instructs patients in energy conservation, joint protection, safety techniques for sensory loss, and transferring and visual field deficits; instructs patients' families in personal care for patients, especially proper transfer techniques to avoid back strain.

  • Provides activities to assess patients' organizational skills, attention spans, cognitive abilities, coordination (fine and gross-motor), and adaptive-equipment needs.

  • Designs home programs and instructs patients or families in carrying out such programs.

  • Participates in patient support groups with other team members.

  • Provides evaluations and develops a plan of care.

    Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Proficient with electronic medical record documentation or related software.

  • Must communicate effectively with all hospital and Rehabilitation staff.

  • Ability to use tools used to make adaptive equipment.

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy required.

  • Current registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association required.

  • One year of experience preferred.

  • Licensed within the State of Montana

    Physical Requirements:

  • Will engage in movements that involve lifting equipment used in patient care, etc.

  • Ability to lift 75 pounds at times.

    Glendive Medical Center (GMC) conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without any regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    GMC promotes a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing pre-employment screenings.