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Memorial Healthcare System Occupational Therapist I, Full Time - Days, $7,500 Sign on Bonus, MHM: Outpatient Rehabilitation in Miramar, Florida


Provides occupational therapy services to patients needing to develop, recover and maintain occupational skills.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Performs and documents initial and ongoing assessments of patient's condition including type and frequency of treatment.

  • Designs and implements a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the healthcare team as well as the patient/family.

  • Educates and counsels patients and families regarding treatment plans and progress. Provides information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support resources.

  • Supervises and delegates the care provided by certified occupational therapy assistants and therapy technicians according to established licensing laws, state regulations and practice standards. Mentors peers and students.

  • Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from therapy services.

Competencies and skills:


  • STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.

  • RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.

  • DOCUMENTATION: Provides written/electronic record of details of patient care as appropriate to position, certification and skills.

  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Communicates effectively with various audiences using the most appropriate method for the situation.

  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.

  • PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"

  • CLINICAL POLICIES AND STANDARDS: Applies knowledge of clinical standards, policies, and procedures relevant to function and organization.



  • Accredited Program

Education specialization:


  • Occupational Therapy



  • BLS Certification

  • Occupational Therapy License - FL

  • BLS American Heart E-Card

Education equivalent experience:



Other information:

Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Work Experience: No prior work experience required.

Working conditions:


  • Bending and Stooping 80.00%

  • Climbing 40.00%

  • Keyboard Entry 80.00%

  • Kneeling 60.00%

  • Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater 80.00%

  • Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%

  • Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%

  • Lifting or Carrying 75 lbs Non-Patient 40.00%

  • Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%

  • Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%

  • Pushing or Pulling 75 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%

  • Reaching 80.00%

  • Repetitive Movement Foot/Leg 80.00%

  • Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 80.00%

  • Running 40.00%

  • Sitting 80.00%

  • Squatting 80.00%

  • Standing 80.00%

  • Walking 80.00%

  • Audible Speech 80.00%

  • Hearing Acuity 80.00%

  • Smelling Acuity 40.00%

  • Depth Perception 80.00%

  • Distinguish Color 80.00%

  • Seeing - Far 80.00%

  • Seeing - Near 80.00%

  • Bio hazardous Waste 60.00%

  • Biological Hazards - Respiratory 60.00%

  • Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 60.00%

  • Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 80.00%

  • Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 80.00%

  • Cytotoxic Chemicals 60.00%

  • Dust 80.00%

  • Gas/Vapors/Fumes 60.00%

  • Hazardous Chemicals 60.00%

  • Hazardous Medication 60.00%

  • Latex 80.00%

  • Computer Monitor 80.00%

  • Domestic Animals 60.00%

  • Fire Risk 40.00%

  • Heating Devices 60.00%

  • Magnetic Fields 40.00%

  • Moving Mechanical Parts 80.00%

  • Needles/Sharp Objects 60.00%

  • Wet or Slippery Surfaces 60.00%

Organizational Profile:

When the City of Miramar was founded back in 1955, fewer than 200 people lived there. Today, it's home to 200,000 residents who can call upon Memorial Hospital Miramar when they need outstanding compassionate care. With 178 beds, Memorial Hospital Miramar includes 162 acute-care beds, a 16-bed Level II NICU, and The Family Birthplace, which has welcomed nearly 30,000 babies into the world since the hospital opened in 2005.

Services also include:

  • Cardiac Telemetry Unit

  • Imaging Services

  • Intensive Care

  • Women's Services

  • Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments

  • Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Pediatric Therapy Services

  • [U18] Sports Medicine for athletes 18 and younger

  • Memorial Rehabilitation Institute

Memorial Hospital Miramar has been named by Truven Health Analytics and Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals, and has won the Guardian of Excellence Award from HCAHPS Press Ganey every year since 2008.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Memorial Healthcare System is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Memorial Healthcare System recruits, hires and promotes qualified candidates for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any factor prohibited by law.

We are proud to offer Veteran’s Preference to former military, reservists and military spouses (including widows and widowers). You must indicate your status on your application to take advantage of this program.