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Cleveland Clinic Occupational Therapist, Main Campus, Acute Care in Cleveland, Ohio

Job ID: 142375

Occupational Therapist

Main Campus - Acute Care

Full Time

Become a caregiver with Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus Inpatient Therapy Team to evaluate and treat medically complex adults with varying diagnosis in a dynamic inpatient setting. Therapists are actively involved in coverage of Critical Care/ICU Units.

Schedule: Consistent Weekday coverage with 2x month weekend rotation.

Holidays as scheduled.

Therapists with clinical inpatient experience in acute care and ICU/Critical Care preferred.

Evaluates and treats patients with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or psychosocial deficits which impact their abilities to successfully perform independent living skills.


  • Assesses patient 's ability to safely and effectively perform independent living skills and designs the appropriate plan of care, including type and frequency of treatment.

  • Implements the treatment plan using appropriate modalities and documents subjective and objective findings of patient progress.

  • Educates the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits.

  • Directs and supervises the activities of support personnel.

  • Acts a clinical instructor or participates in the education and evaluation of students.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree required.

  • Must be graduate of an Occupational Therapy Program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.


  • Current Ohio Licensure as Occupational Therapist (OT).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare providers.

Complexity of Work:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in clinical area preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling.

  • Ability to meet physical demands characterized at the heavy level defined by 1993 Leonard Matheson and Ministry of Labor.

  • Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program.

  • Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse.

  • Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements and to read all patient monitors.

  • Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families.

  • Ability to hear at a conversational level to understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.

Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.

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