Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Rehab / Acute Care

Medical University of South Carolina | Orangeburg, SC, United States

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Posted Date 5/30/2024

Job Description Summary

MUSC Health Orangeburg is seeking a dynamic and adaptable Acute Occupational Therapist to join our full-time team. We are looking for a dedicated professional with a positive attitude and a strong team-oriented mindset. The ideal candidate should be proficient in point-of-service documentation and prioritize maximizing their time spent with patients and collaborating with other care team members. A commitment to practicing at the highest level of scope, a focus on understanding the "why" behind treatment strategies, and adherence to established policies, guidelines, and processes are essential for success in this role. Preference will be given to candidates with a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree and/or advanced certifications/skills.


Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

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CC004828 ORBG - IP Rehab Therapy

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Job Responsibilities:

Patient-Centered Care:

  • Conduct thorough evaluations to assess patients' physical and cognitive abilities.
  • Develop personalized treatment plans to address patients' specific needs and goals.
  • Provide evidence-based occupational therapy interventions to improve patients' functional independence.
  • Perform mobility screens and provide mobility support to patients and care team members to help promote, sustain, and reinforce a culture of mobility.


  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary healthcare team, including providers, nurses, and other therapists.
  • Participate in care conferences and/or multi-disciplinary rounds to discuss patient progress and adjust treatment plans as necessary.
  • Effectively communicate and share insights with colleagues to enhance patient care.


  • Perform point-of-service documentation, ensuring accurate and timely recording of patient progress and treatment interventions.
  • Maintain patient records in compliance with legal and institutional requirements.

Scope of Practice:

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in occupational therapy.
  • Strive to understand the underlying reasons for treatment strategies and not just the methods.
  • Continuously seek opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills within the field.

Adherence to Policies and Guidelines:

  • Follow all institutional policies, guidelines, and protocols related to patient care and safety. Provide feedback when requested.
  • Maintain compliance with ethical and professional standards in occupational therapy.


  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree or Master's in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program.
  • Valid state licensure as an Occupational Therapist.
  • CPR certification or willingness to obtain it.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Positive and energetic attitude.
  • Dedication to patient-centered care and maximizing time spent with patients.
  • Commitment to practicing at the highest level of scope within the profession. Preference given to candidates with a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree (OTD) and/or advanced certifications/skills.

If you are a motivated Occupational Therapist with advanced qualifications, looking to make a difference in patient lives and be part of a collaborative healthcare team, we encourage you to apply for this full-time position at MUSC Health Orangeburg. We value professionals who are eager to learn and grow in their role while delivering the best possible care to our patients.

Additional Job Description

Education: Masters or Doctorate in OT and active OT licensure in SC at time of employment

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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Healthcare & Public Health

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