Sr Occupational Therapist

The Sr. Occupational Therapist reports to the Clinical Manager and working under the guidance of the Clinical Manager or designee enhances the Occupational Therapy program or service through the provision of advanced clinical care knowledge of current research and best practice staff support and assistance with program operations. This may include student program safety initiatives hospital wide multidisciplinary programs and various administrative duties.


Utilizes advanced knowledge in order to function as a technical resource person for other technical personnel within the Specialists� area of specialization. Provides guidance and direction in resolving difficult problems such as discerning the cause of unusual or atypical reactions setting up complex testing procedures trouble-shooting equipment and instrumentation malfunctions defining testing parameters etc.


Other information:

Bachelor�s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or university is required.

A Master�s of Science or Doctor of Occupational Therapy is preferred.

Must be a licensed Occupational Therapist in the State of Rhode Island.

Demonstrates advanced competency beyond staff level which may include resume continuing education courses/CEUs presentations/educational activities publications research program development and awards/recognition.

Membership and involvement in discipline specific professional organization and/or other clinically relevant organization is strongly encouraged.

Independently sets goals for professional development.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and sensitivity to cultural diversity in each step of the care process.


Minimum of five years clinical experience as a licensed therapist with advanced clinical academic and professional currency in the specific therapy field and in specialty areas.


Pursuant to the state of Rhode Island Rules and Regulations for Licensing Occupational Therapists a licensed Occupational Therapist shall at all times be responsible for the supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistants supportive personnel and students to ensure the safety and welfare of patients.

Communicates routinely with Occupational Therapy Assistants to monitor patient progress/status reassess needs and make changes to treatment plans.

Must be fit for duty in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) standards and program specific needs.

Work requires walking and long periods of standing and the ability to bend twist bend grasp and demonstrate physical mobility designed for patients care plan.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 1


Union: Non-Union