- Naples, FL, USA
Landmark Hospitals is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and quality of care for our patients and those we serve. Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida currently has an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our dedicated and professional team
Occupational therapist (OT) help people with disabilities, injuries or illness recover and cope through the use of common, everyday tasks. Usually working one-on-one with patients, OT will watch how they do tasks ask questions and look over medical history, create treatment plans and goals, show patients how to use adaptive technology, demonstrate exercises to relieve pain and increase mobility, and much more.
Occupational therapists work with a range of different patients. It could be helping the elderly use adaptive technology or outfitting their home so that they can stay independent, working with the disabled or injured to use eating tools, wheelchairs and other equipment, or showing a newly disabled person how to cope and work with their current condition.
Compassion: You are working with people who are under physical duress and pain. You must have a strong sense of empathy and compassion to help people feel comfortable.
Communication Skills: Occupational therapists will need to be good listeners and good communicators, listening to patients describe their ailments, working with them to come up with plans, explaining progress to the patient, their family, other doctors, and insurance companies.
Patience: Injuries or illness have caused people to lose abilities they once had, and will get frustrated when they can't do them. Being calm and patient will help them focus on therapy.
Problem-Solving Skills: You will be working with patients to develop ways to manage pain, cope with ailments and recover from physical or mental trauma. You will need to think outside the box to create specific plans for each person, according to their needs, comfort level and limitations.
Currently Licensed as a Florida Occupational Therapist