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Occupational Therapist

Department: Rehabilitation & Education
Location: Kansas City, MO

As part of its mission, Alphapointe provides preferential hiring to people with vision impairments (legally blind).

Job Summary: Assists in development, markets, and delivers low vision services to patients who have limitations in performance of activities of daily living because of a significant visual impairment

Essential Functions:

  • Work with LVS Manager to ensure LVS are marketed effectively to all community constituents.
  • Receives referrals from ophthalmologists, optometrists, primary care physicians, and other sources for low vision rehabilitation.
  • Evaluates the clientís functional vision and activities of daily living skills
  • Develops plan of care with client
  • Provides training in adaptive techniques and equipment to increase clientís independence
  • Completes all necessary documentation to meet Medicare, NAC, and ISO requirements including evaluation reports, plan of care, progress reports, discharge reports, and daily OT notes.
  • Manages provider participation with various insurance companies
  • Speaks at presentations concerning major causes of vision impairment in senior adults and Alphapointe services
  • Assists in program design and preparation of agency literature concerning senior adult services.
  • Assists with monthly report to the Director of Rehabilitation and Education that includes numbers served and anticipated revenue.
  • Collaborates with other community agencies and makes referrals as needed.
  • Acts as back up to Low Vision Services Manager, when absent.


Additional Functions:

  • Maintain licensure in both KS & MO
  • Supervises OT and OTA students as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelorís degree required in Occupational Therapy, Masterís degree preferred.
  • Required 1 year of responsible direct client contact in Occupational Therapy.
  • Preferred experience includes working with senior adults and/or visually impaired clients


Working Conditions:

  • Considerable local travel. Out-of-state travel for training purposes may occur.

Alphapointe is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Vet

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