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UnityPoint Health Occupational Therapist Assistant (PRN) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Responsible for taking a leadership role in program development and daily coordination of patient care services for his/her service area. The Level I occupational therapy assistant is responsible for administering patient therapeutic interventions under the direction and supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. The Level I occupational therapy assistant practices within the scope of the profession of Occupational Therapy for adult and pediatric patients.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.

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Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·Administers patient/client interventions as directed and supervised by a licensed Occupational Therapist in accordance with State of Iowa law.

·Provides patient and family education and training

·Completes required patient care documentation and communication.

·Collaborates with hospital departments and community agencies to deliver coordinated patient care

·Meets department productivity standards

·Maintains a safe and orderly work environment


Program and professional development

·Provides clinical supervision of students

·Facilitates orderly department functioning

·Participates in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and hospital meetings

·Participates in interdisciplinary task forces and committees

·Participates in performance improvement activities

·Contributes to program development

·Participates in hospital and department provided in-services and community education

·Participates in development and education of colleagues

·Promotes a greater understanding of rehabilitation and of Occupational Therapy in the hospital and community

·Assumes responsibility forown professional growth and development in clinical practice, regulatory and fiscal issues


Basic UPH Performance Criteria

·Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, CARF, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

  • Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment:

·Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Meets educational requirements as necessary for obtaining professional license as an Occupational Therapist Assistant


Experience working as an Occupational Therapist Assistant is preferred


· Current licensure in good standing to practice as an Occupational Therapist Assistant in Iowa.

· Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.

· Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


· Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

· Multicultural sensitivity.

· Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

· Customer/patient focused.

· Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.


· Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

· Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.

Requisition ID: 2023-127169

Street: 1026 A Ave NE

Name: 1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.01

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: PRN - As Needed Monday thru Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM and Occasional Weekends

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