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AdventHealth Occupational Therapy Assistant PRN in Ottawa, Kansas

Occupational Therapist Assistant PRN Days – AdventHealth Ottawa

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Vision, Medical & Dental Benefits from Day One

  • Family friendly community

  • Excellent cost of living

  • Five major recreational lakes

  • Many annual events and festivals

  • Environment committed to patient care

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: PRN

Shift : Varied shift


1301 S. Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067

The community you’ll be caring for:

Your health extends far beyond the physical. That’s why AdventHealth Ottawa, formerly Ransom Memorial Health, is committed to strengthening your body, mind and spirit. Our providers, specialists and staff serve the local community in and around Franklin County. With our whole-hearted support, you can start on the path to wellness today.

The role you’ll contribute:

Responsible for administering occupational therapy modalities and procedures of treatment as directed and supervised by the Staff Occupational Therapist. The Occupational Therapy Assistant assists with restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The Occupational Therapy Assistant participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

Perform internal and external public education functions, which may include periodic in service presentations and marketing services to the community and medical profession.

Provides input in formulating budget and assists in maintaining department budget guidelines.

Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis.

Participates in infection control, department equipment training and organizational safety and fire safety programs.

Responsible for providing treatment as directed by the staff Occupational Therapist. Adheres to standards of physical medicine practice.

Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect, discusses observations with staff Occupational Therapist.

Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.

Ability to perform components of an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric patients and the general patient population.

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Assists with formulation of a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and assesses effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate, staff Occupational Therapist is apprised of conclusions.

Demonstrates knowledge of occupational therapy modalities, joint mobilizations, manual therapy techniques, ADL’s and exercise prescription.

Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.

Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety.

Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, hospital staff and members of the department.

Coordinates and assists with directing patient care to ensure patient’s needs are met and hospital policy is followed.

Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department.

Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.

Documentation meets current standards and policies.

Participates in educational staff performance improvement in-services. Assists with orientation and in-service training for certified department staff members, participates in guidance and educational programs.

Participates in infection control, departmental training equipment training and organizational CQI activities.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • Ability to travel to and from the Gollier Center & RMH to treat inpatients and attend meetings.

  • Ability to travel to patient homes as required and marketing calls as necessary


  • 2-year Associate Degree

  • Internship/Clinicals with course of study


  • One year


  • State of Kansas

  • Current CPR within one month of hire date.

  • Valid Driver’s License

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances. The salary range reflects the anticipated base pay range for this position. Individual compensation is determined based on skills, experience and other relevant factors within this pay range. The minimums and maximums for each position may vary based on geographical location.

Category: Rehabilitation Services

Organization: AdventHealth Ottawa

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 24001422

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.