Occupational Therapist – Acute Care/Full-Time

Job Number: 461023
Category: Allied Health
Location: Dallas, TX, US
Department: 867375 – Occupational Therapy
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

Experience and Education

Bachelor’s degree from accredited Occupational Therapy program and no experience is required. **Texas licensed or eligible for Texas license is required. CPR or BCLS Certification is required.** Preferred: One (1) year experience.

Job Duties

Demonstrates knowledge of departmental policies and procedures, and treatment specific protocols regarding patient care.

Passes competency reviews.

Demonstrates knowledge of proper body mechanics, for personal and patient safety. Utilizes good body mechanics and instructs other in proper body mechanics. Does not compromise patients’ or another’s safety, and maximizes patients’ treatment potential.

Reviews information available from all sources, i.e., history and physical, overt and subjective complaints, etc.

Utilizes proper testing and measurement procedures based on information gathered in evaluation.

Identifies and records problems noted. For each problem identified, projects realistic goals with reasonable time frames.

Determines if treatment is effective. Utilizes resulting evaluation to identify and record problems, and progresses patient in timely fashion.

Analyzes and designs treatment plans based on patient problems and goals.

Prepares for patient discharge. Records patients’ progress.

Orders equipment and ensures prescriptions are completed in full.

Organizes patient treatment and unscheduled time efficiently.

Assists willingly in coverage of other patients and on-the-job training, education, and supervision of occupational therapy technicians, students and/or nursing staff.

Performs other duties as assigned.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Contact Us

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Office of Human Resources, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9023 | Phone: 214-648-9810