Covenant Health

Job Title
Occ Therapist
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name


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Occupational Therapist

PRN/OCC, Day shift



With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 283 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 12 intermediate care beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • Over 250 active and courtesy physicians
  • Over 800 employees

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, plans, evaluates and implements treatment programs for occupational therapy patients. Modifies treatment plans in accordance with patient progress. 


Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || || 865-374-5386


  • Clinical practice – including evaluation and treatment of patients
    • Performs patient evaluations (initial, progress, and discharge evaluations), establishes treatment plans, makes recommendations, and sets goals in accordance with patient needs and evidence based practice.
    • Meets established targets for passive/active treatment ratios
    • Involves patient and family in treatment, education and goal setting.  Coordinates with other medical personnel regarding patient’s progress, needs and discharge planning.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and competency including providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Serves as a resource person for support staff and other health system staff.
    • Assists with training, orientation and supervision of support staff.
    • Assumes responsibility for the educational development of assigned students.
  • Maintains and updates patient documentation in accordance with professional, departmental, organizational, and payer guidelines and timeframes. Maintains established targets for compliance with chart audits.
  • Meets established target for:
    • Quality/outcome measures
    • Service/patient satisfaction measures
    • Financial/productivity measures
    • Growth/patients-per-day measures


Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience:



Licensure Requirements:

Current Tennessee Occupational Therapy License. May work under a limited permit for up to 90 days after hire. Must practice under supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist if using a Limited Permit.  Employment will be terminated if license is not achieved with 90 days. Current CPR required. Certification in specialty beneficial for example: Modalities, Hand Therapy, Pelvic Floor, Vestibular, Pediatrics etc.


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