Occupational Therapist

Washington, DC

Posted: 07/10/2024 Employment Type: Healthcare Industry: Healthcare Job Number: SH-DC-49205 Pay Rate: $75000-$90000+

Job Description

We are currently seeking an Occupational Therapist for a client in Washington, DC.

In this role, you will have a variety of objectives.

Please contact Shane Hector, Recruiter, with your resume at shector@nri-staffing.com.

If you are excited about this role, please apply today. If you are unsure that you qualify, please apply anyway and our experienced recruiters will evaluate your application. 

We are always looking for new talent of diverse backgrounds for our clients.

Job Requirements

Job Responsibilities:

Evaluate a student's functional status using validated standardized clinical assessment tools on eval, quarterly and as needs basis

Establish treatment goals based on parent input and clinical decision making based on standardized assessment tools

Plan, implement and successfully modify POC as needed based on standardized assessments and evidence based as well as data driven treatment outcomes

Prepare and modify Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s) in a timely manner to keep the document always current

Coordinate treatment strategies with the interdisciplinary student team

Provide instruction and education to patient, family, and caregivers to improve quality of care and enhance student outcomes 

Participate in multidisciplinary patient care conferences and team meetings

Provide accurate, timely documentation of treatment (session notes), weekly and quarterly reports, any/all student-care specific forms and LMNs

Participate in appropriate, approved educational and clinical research activities

Collaborate within a multi-disciplinary/inter-disciplinary team including each student’s special education teacher and therapy team of speech therapists, occupational therapists, teachers of the visually impaired, deaf/heard of hearing, assistive technologists, music therapists, nursing, research assistance/paraprofessionals, neuropsychologist, social workers

Collaborate with parents as necessary and involve them in their child's activities and progress on a regular basis

Utilize a multi-sensory approach incorporating art, music and technology to design lessons/treatment plans to increase students’ communication, social, and life skills

Must attend and demonstrate active participation in all mandatory trainings

Assist in the development and implementation of educational modules for staff in-services and accrediting bodies to include IACET (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training). 

Maintains a safe, clean, and healthy working environment for students and staff by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. 

Maintains confidentiality for school records based on HIPAA/FERPA. 

Other discipline-specific responsibilities based on organizational needs (service delivery, research, continuing education)


Research and Innovation Duties:

Prepare and submit IEP reports with media (quarterly)

Prepare and submit session notes within session (daily) 

Seizure-like event reporting with media (promptly submitted, as applicable to the student) 

Grand Rounds to include preparing slides according to provided format, attending GR training meetings (ongoing), attend practice session (as scheduled), giving formal GR presentation (quarterly), and being confident in describing & scoring assessments (semi-annual hands-on practicum or quiz)

Participation in regular (3 times a year) meetings (as scheduled) 

Help RA/Para fully understand their student's IEP & heighten their ability to formulate in-depth student-specific research questions 

Complete Research Integrity annual training 

For Continuing Education, annually identify 3+ knowledge gaps or competency areas



Must have a valid Washington D.C. License as a Physical Therapist (or eligible to be licensed in Washington D.C.).

Must have 2 years of clinical experience in Pediatric Physical Therapy working with children with brain-based disorders and neurological involvement.

Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

Must have the ability to take initiative, and a highly flexible personality type

Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds independently.

Must be detail-oriented, focused, highly motivated, and able to work as part of a team.

Research experience and NDT training is preferred.

Additional Information

NRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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Shane Hector

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