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Occupational Therapist

Fairfax Medical Campus 622811 Full Time 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US

Job Description

Join the Inova Fairfax Hospital Team as a Full time Occupational Therapist. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the organization and Hospital, recognized for excellence and innovation. This is an INPATIENT ADULT ACUTE CARE UNIT. MUST HAVE HOSPITAL INPATIENT EXPERIENCE. 

As an Occupational Therapist, you will adhere to department policies regarding timeframe, form and content of written evaluations, progress notes and discharge summaries. To help achieve our mission, you will communicate effectively with patients, family, medical staff, care team members, students, supervisors and outside contacts while completing all administrative tasks and other responsibilities in support of the operating unit. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Documents evaluation results clearly and completely according to department policy.
  • Completes daily progress notes that reflect patients' responses to treatment, actual performance and an assessment as to status, relevant to the treatment plan, and eventual discharge needs and treatment summaries if needed.
  • Completes discharge notes that include a summary of the course of treatment, progress toward goals, discharge needs, recommendations for follow-up and patient and/or family education.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, families, medical staff, care team members, students, supervisors and outside contacts.
  • Provides educational materials and methods appropriate to patients' level of understanding and motivation.
  • Demonstrates essential skill competencies in the use of treatment modalities, equipment and protocols. Performs re-evaluations according to department guidelines – adjusting the treatment plan as needed.
  • Showcases current knowledge of the application of therapeutic techniques and evaluation methods.
  • Assumes complete responsibility over the course of Occupational Therapy patient management from the time of initial contact to discharge for functional progress, safety and treatment outcomes.


  • New graduate Occupational Therapy eligible. One year of experience in acute care preferred.


  • Bachelors of Science, Occupational Therapy. Master’s Degree Preferred 


  • BLS certified through the American Heart Association.


  • Virginia License required upon start.