Occupational Therapist Job Openings - 292 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Ashburn,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,870

    Occupational Therapy
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,360

    SPA MASSAGE THERAPIST
    Inova Health Systems

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

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    Physical Therapist PT
    Fox Rehab

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

    Physical Therapist - Full Time
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,600

    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist
    Epic Health Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,360

    Massage Therapist-Senior Living Community Salon
    PS Lifestyle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

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    Physical Therapist PT Jobs (Ashburn,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

    Physical Therapist PT
    Interim Healthcare Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

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    Physical Therapist PT
    Interim Healthcare Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $255,000

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    Occupational Medicine Physician Assistant - Barton Associates (Ashburn,VA)
    Barton Associates

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,799

    Physical Therapist Assistant - PRN
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,075

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    Occupational Medicine Nurse Practitioner - Barton Associates (Ashburn,VA)
    Barton Associates

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Harpers Ferry,WV)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Harpers Ferry, WV

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Chevy Chase,MD)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Chevy Chase, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

    Part Time Occupational Therapist Job near Washington D. C.
    Soliant

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

    Occupational Therapist II PT Days
    Adventist Healthcare

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

    Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist
    Centra Healthcare Solutions

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

    Skilled Nursing Facility Occupational Therapist
    Centra Healthcare

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,720

    FT Occupational Therapist (OT) - Arlington, VA Area
    Soliant

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

    School Based Occupational Therapist
    Soliant

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

    School based Occupational Therapist job - Washington, D. C.
    Soliant

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

    Occupational Therapist (Special Education)
    St. Coletta of Greater Washington

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

    School Occupational Therapist Full Time
    Procare Therapy

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

    Occupational Therapist Job
    Procare Therapy

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,304

    Occupational Therapist
    Invo Healthcare Associates Inc.

    Hyattsville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

    Occupational Therapist Job
    Soliant

    Leesburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

    Occupational Therapist - Washington, D. C.
    Procare Therapy

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,479

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    Occupational Therapist - OT - Contract
    Jackson Therapy Partners

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

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    Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist
    Centra Healthcare Solutions

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs
    Travel Healthcare Jobs

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,479

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    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST INPT
    Inova Health Systems

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,479

    Occupational Therapist -- Community Based Therapy
    Genesis Healthcare

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,720

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    Rehabilitation Program Manager - Physical therapist or Occupational therapist
    Healthpro-Heritage

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,479

    Occupational Therapist
    Genesis Healthcare

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

    Occupational Therapist (Takoma Park,MD)
    Flagship Rehabilitation

    Takoma Park, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

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    Occupational Therapist (OT) Full Time Permanent
    Blue Royal Staffing

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

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    Occupational Therapist-Full Time-Brighton Gardens Tuckerman Lane
    Healthpro-Heritage

    North Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

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    Occupational Therapist (OT) - SNF - Ashton-Sandy Spring
    Centra Healthcare

    Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Gainesville,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Gainesville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Oakton,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Oakton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Fairfax Station,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Fairfax Station, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Vienna,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Herndon,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

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    Occupational Therapist for ROCKVILLE, MD (F300)
    Therapyjobs.Com

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

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    Full time Occupational
    Therapyjobs.Com

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist
    Therapyjobs.Com

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,479

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    Occupational Therapist
    Therapyjobs.Com

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist
    Therapyjobs.Com

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

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    Full time Occupational
    Therapyjobs.Com

    Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,720

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    Occupational Therapist
    Therapyjobs.Com

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

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    Occupational Therapist
    Grey Staffing

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

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    Occupational Therapist OT - 192998
    Allied 24/7

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Burke,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Burke, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Full or Part-time Occupational Therapist Job in Springfield, VA
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Kensington,MD)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Kensington, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Harpers Ferry,WV)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Harpers Ferry, WV

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Occupational Therapist OT Jobs (Ranson,WV)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Ranson, WV

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,046

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    Part Time Occupational Therapist Job in Bethesda, MD
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,500

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    Therapist Occupational
    Ascension

    Washington, DC

Occupational Therapist Jobs

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$68,871

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment
  • Stressful

What does an Occupational Therapist do

Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.

Duties

Occupational therapists typically do the following:

  • Review patients’ medical history, ask the patients questions, and observe them doing tasks
  • Evaluate a patient’s condition and needs
  • Develop a treatment plan for patients, identifying specific goals and the types of activities that will be used to help the patient work toward those goals
  • Help people with various disabilities with different tasks, such as teaching a stroke victim how to get dressed
  • Demonstrate exercises—for example, stretching the joints for arthritis relief—that can help relieve pain in people with chronic conditions
  • Evaluate a patient’s home or workplace and, on the basis of the patient’s health needs, identify potential improvements, such as labeling kitchen cabinets for an older person with poor memory
  • Educate a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patient
  • Recommend special equipment, such as wheelchairs and eating aids, and instruct patients on how to use that equipment
  • Assess and record patients’ activities and progress for patient evaluations, for billing, and for reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers

Patients with permanent disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, often need help performing daily tasks. Therapists show patients how to use appropriate adaptive equipment, such as leg braces, wheelchairs, and eating aids. These devices help patients perform a number of daily tasks, allowing them to function more independently.

Some occupational therapists work with children in educational settings. They evaluate disabled children’s abilities, modify classroom equipment to accommodate children with certain disabilities, and help children participate in school activities. Therapists also may provide early intervention therapy to infants and toddlers who have, or are at risk of having, developmental delays.

Therapists who work with the elderly help their patients lead more independent and active lives. They assess patients’ abilities and environment and make recommendations to improve the patients’ everyday lives. For example, therapists may identify potential fall hazards in a patient’s home and recommend their removal.

In some cases, occupational therapists help patients create functional work environments. They evaluate the workspace, recommend modifications, and meet with the patient’s employer to collaborate on changes to the patient’s work environment or schedule.

Occupational therapists also may work in mental health settings, where they help patients who suffer from developmental disabilities, mental illness, or emotional problems. Therapists teach these patients skills such as managing time, budgeting, using public transportation, and doing household chores in order to help them cope with, and engage in, daily life activities. In addition, therapists may work with individuals who have problems with drug abuse, alcoholism, depression, or other disorders. They may also work with people who have been through a traumatic event, such as a car accident.

Some occupational therapists, such as those employed in hospitals, work as part of a healthcare team along with doctors, registered nurses, and other types of therapists. They may work with patients who have chronic conditions, such as diabetes, or help rehabilitate a patient recovering from hip replacement surgery. Occupational therapists also oversee the work of occupational therapy assistants and aides.

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how to become an Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapists need at least a master’s degree in occupational therapy; some therapists have a doctoral degree. Occupational therapists also must be licensed.

Education

Most occupational therapists enter the occupation with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. In 2014, there were nearly 200 occupational therapy programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, part of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Admission to graduate programs in occupational therapy generally requires a bachelor’s degree and specific coursework, including biology and physiology. Many programs also require applicants to have volunteered or worked in an occupational therapy setting.

Master’s programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete; doctoral programs take about 3 years. Some schools offer a dual-degree program in which the student earns a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in 5 years. Part-time programs that offer courses on nights and weekends are also available.

Both master’s and doctoral programs require at least 24 weeks of supervised fieldwork, in which prospective occupational therapists gain clinical work experience.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require occupational therapists to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state, but all require candidates to pass the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). To sit for the NBCOT exam, candidates must have earned a degree from an accredited educational program and completed all fieldwork requirements.

Therapists must pass the NBCOT exam to use the title “Occupational Therapist, Registered” (OTR). They must also take continuing education classes to maintain certification.

The American Occupational Therapy Association also offers a number of board and specialty certifications for therapists who want to demonstrate their advanced or specialized knowledge in areas of practice, such as pediatrics, mental health, or low vision.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Occupational therapists must be able to listen attentively to what patients tell them and must be able to explain what they want their patients to do.

Compassion. Occupational therapists are usually drawn to the profession by a desire to help people and improve their daily lives. Therapists must be sensitive to a patients’ needs and concerns, especially when assisting the patient with his or her personal activities.

Flexibility. Occupational therapists must be flexible when treating patients. Because not every type of therapy will work for each patient, therapists may need to be creative when determining the treatment plans and adaptive devices that best suit each patient’s needs.

Interpersonal skills. Because occupational therapists spend their time teaching and explaining therapies to patients, they should be able to earn the trust and respect of those patients and their families.

Patience. Dealing with injuries, illnesses, and disabilities is frustrating for many people. Occupational therapists should be patient in order to provide quality care to the people they serve.

Writing skills. When communicating in writing with other members of the patient’s medical team, occupational therapists must be able to explain clearly the treatment plan for the patient and any progress made by the patient.

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Real Occupational Therapist Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Occupational Therapist Gericare Med Supply, Inc. Channelview, TX Dec 21, 2015 $125,220
Occupational Therapist Multilingual Therapy Associates, Inc. New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $120,003
Occupational Therapist Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Vineland Vineland, NJ Jun 05, 2015 $116,872
Occupational Therapist Lead II Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC Trenton, NJ Sep 25, 2015 $114,733
Occupational Therapist Lead II Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC Trenton, NJ Jun 20, 2016 $114,733
Occupational Therapist Lead II Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC South Plainfield, NJ Oct 26, 2015 $112,195
Occupational Therapist Community Physical Therapy Chicago, IL Jul 25, 2016 $110,975
Occupational Therapist Pediatric Therapy Network Torrance, CA Jan 07, 2016 $110,611
Occupational Therapist Interface Rehab Inc. Modesto, CA Aug 04, 2016 $110,611
DIR. Occupational Therapist Interface Rehab Inc. Placentia, CA Oct 01, 2015 $108,524

Top Skills for a Occupational Therapist

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PhysicalTherapyOccupationalTherapyServicesTreatmentPlansDiagnosesCotaInpatientRehabilitationFacilityCaseloadDischargePlanningAcuteCareSettingADLIEPAdaptiveEquipmentTraumaticBrainInjuryPatientCareCVASuperviseCerebralPalsySensoryProcessingSNF

Top Occupational Therapist Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for occupational therapist jobs include:
  1. Physical Therapy
  2. Occupational Therapy Services
  3. Treatment Plans
Resumes for candidates with the best skills tend to look like this:
  • Collaborate with physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, nursing staff, and families to facilitate optimal therapeutic resident outcomes.
  • Provide Occupational Therapy services to children with learning disabilities and sensory integration dysfunction.
  • Evaluate, formulate, and implement individualized therapeutic treatment plans for a geriatric population with diverse diagnoses.
  • Evaluate, formulate, and implement individualized therapeutic treatment plans for a geriatric population with diverse diagnoses.
  • Collaborate with doctors, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and COTA's for interventions and implementation.

Sensory Processing, Adaptive Equipment, Acute Care Setting, Patient Care, Discharge Planning, Traumatic Brain Injury, CVA, Supervise, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy Services, Diagnoses, Caseload, IEP, Cerebral Palsy, Cota, ADL, SNF, Physical Therapy, Treatment Plans, Facility

Top Occupational Therapist Employers

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Top 10 Occupational Therapist Employers

Occupational Therapist positions seems to be very popular at Rehabcare where they currently get hired the most.

Candidates for Occupational Therapists have the most opportunities to get a job at these companies:
  1. Genesis Rehab Services
  2. Genesis Rehabilitation Services
  3. Aegis Therapies
  4. Genesis Healthcare

In total, 10 firms have active employees for Occupational Therapist positions.

Rehabcare, Genesis Rehab Services, Genesis Rehabilitation Services, Aegis Therapies, Genesis Healthcare, Life Care Centers of America, OTR, Encore Rehabilitation Services, Healthsouth, HCR Manorcare

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