Visiting Occupational Therapist (OTR)

HHA Field · Detroit, Michigan
Department HHA Field
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Contract per visit rate

An Occupational Therapist, or OTR, is responsible for providing patients with treatment to help them develop and improve their ability to complete everyday tasks related to their job and daily life. Their duties include performing initial patient assessments, teaching patients to use adaptive technology and coaching them through therapeutic activities.


Occupational Therapist duties and responsibilities

An Occupational Therapist must excel at a variety of duties and responsibilities, such as:

  • Assessing the patient’s physical, communication and cognitive skills to develop a treatment plan 
  • Giving advice and providing support for family members and Caregivers
  • Helping  adult and geriactric patients to take part in everyday activities based on their unique circumstances
  • Assisting patients’ exercise for pain relief
  • Reviewing the patient’s progress and adapting the treatment accordingly
  • Performing administrative tasks such as keeping records, writing reports and making telephone calls


A good Occupational Therapist should have the following skills:

  • Patience
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Observational and analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork skills

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  • Location
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Department
    HHA Field
  • Employment Type
    Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Contract per visit rate