Occupational Therapist, Per Diem

Burnsville, MN
Part Time


BrightStar Care of St. Paul is looking for a Per Diem OT to join our team! $100/Assessment- $70/Visit. This is a great job for someone looking to add hours to another per diem job, looking to get back into the work force (for instance recent empty nesters) or someone just looking for flexibility. We have a strong client-base of Veterans and offer remote work for documentation, flexibility in scheduling, and resources for training. Come join a team that promotes a Higher Standard of Care in the Twin Cities!

Position Responsibilities Summary:

The Occupational Therapist will assess functional activity demands against the performance ability of the client. They will identify and address deficits to improve the client’s quality of life and rebuild or maintain the client’s independence.

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for implementation of standards of care for occupational therapy services and is expected to adhere to all conditions defined in the Service Agreement. All services are performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care.

The occupational therapist will report to and be supervised by the agency’s Director of Nursing or Clinical Supervisor.


1. Provide occupational therapy services to client according to a physician’s written orders. This may include, but is not limited to the following:

a. Assess and evaluate therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status.

b. Develop a plan of care and treatment making sure plan of care is consistent with assessment.

c. Participate in the development of the client’s total plan of treatment.

d. Identify, develop or adapt work and/or daily activities that enhance the client’s quality of life.

e. Assess the home environment especially as it relates to fall risk and interventions and home safety.

f. Develop or fabricate adaptive equipment to improve client function and independence.

g. Instruct client and family or caregivers in the use and care of adaptive appliances.

2. Report client’s response to treatment or changes in condition to the Director of Nursing and physician.

3. As appropriate, coordinate interventions with other health care providers and live settings such as child care center, preschool, school, worksite, adult day care or residential setting.

4. Instruct other personnel and/or family members and caregivers on the intervention goals.

5. Participate in client case conferences.

6. Assist in identifying client and family/caregiver needs for other services and reports these needs to the Director of Nursing.

7. Prepare and submit clinical and progress summaries based on identified and attained goals. A copy of these documents will be submitted to the Director of Nursing at least weekly.

8. Participate in discharge planning, as appropriate.

9. Provide in-service education for agency personnel, as needed.

10. Supervise occupational therapy assistant(s), if needed, in accordance with organization policy and state regulations.

11. Assure compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.

12. Other duties as assigned.


1. Graduated from an occupational therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations.

2. Successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the recognized educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirement of the educational program for occupational therapists that is accredited by ACOTE or predecessor organizations.

3. Passed a nationally recognized examination for occupational therapists.

4. Licensed, certified, or registered to practice as an occupational therapist as required by state law in which practice occurs.

5. Compliant with continuing education, if required by state as a condition to maintain licensure, certification and/or registration.

6. Abide by the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (AOTA, 2005a).

7. Knowledgeable about and will deliver occupational therapy services in accordance with AOTA standards, policies, and guidelines and state, federal, and other regulatory and payer requirements relevant to practice and service delivery.

8. Two (2) years of appropriate experience as an occupational therapist.

9. Strong interpersonal skills.

10. Strong knowledge of occupational therapy principles, theory, methods and evidence based practice.

11. Excellent customer service skills and ability to deal tactfully with clients, and staff.

12. Treat clients, families and staff with courtesy and respect.

13. Adhere to HIPAA and maintain client confidentiality.


Contact with client under a wide variety of circumstances. Care provided in the client’s living environment with varying situations or in an institution such as a hospital. May be required to respond to emergency situations. Travel required. Position includes tasks that have the potential for exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) such as body fluids/tissues.

Personal protective Equipment:

May include gloved, mask, eye/face protection, and disposable outer covering or lab coat.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand, walk, squat, bend, kneel, crouch, lift, reach, twist, push and pull. Varied assistance is required depending on the ability of the client. Ability to work for extended periods of time while standing and being involved in physical activity. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Visual and hearing acuity required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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