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August’s Top Job: Occupational Therapist

If you’re an occupational therapist with at least one or two years of recent professional experience, take a look at our top job for August: we always are looking for experienced occupational therapists!

To work as a traveling OT with MedPro Healthcare Staffing, you must have graduated from an accredited school and you need to have a current license as an OT in the state in which your assignment is located. If you don’t have the license, you must be proactively in the application process (we can help you with this).

You must possess a current certification in CPR.

As an occupational therapist on assignment at one of our clients, you will be responsible for assessing referred patients who require occupational rehabilitation services. You will provide direct patient care and will assess a patient’s condition, limitations and restrictions, functional capabilities, and his or her potential for rehabilitation.

You also will create and oversee a program of treatment that incorporates specific patient goals established according to the patient’s abilities/capacity as well as his or her tolerance for the treatment.

Average salary of an occupational therapis:

While we can’t tell you the per diem rate for our OT travelers here, reported in late July that the average salary of an occupational therapist in the U.S. was $86,000.

Your annual income could be greater than that: as a healthcare traveler your per diem pay rate typically is higher than for those OTs who work in one location for an employer.

As a MedPro OT traveler, you’ll also receive full travel reimbursement as well as referral and
loyalty bonuses. We also pay for secure, comfortable, modern housing in an apartment or apartment development near your travel assignment. (If you’d prefer to find your own housing, we offer a substantial housing allowance.)

Other benefits include:

  • The ability to schedule your work around your needs. Want to work for 13 weeks (the length of a typical assignment) and then take 13 weeks off? You can! Want to work across the country or only across town? You can!
  • Group health insurance benefits via Aetna and company-paid disability and life insurance.
  • We’ll help you secure needed licenses and we’ll reimburse the cost.
  • We provide a matching 401(k) to help you with your retirement savings.

If you’re an experienced occupational therapist and working as a traveler appeals to you, send us your resume today!