Occupational Therapist

CHI St. Alexius Bismarck

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Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.

CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services. CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota – Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S. D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.

CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.


Provides occupational therapy services using assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in a manner consistent with the mission and values of CHI St. Alexius Health.


  • Supports and carries out the mission, vision, and philosophies of St. Alexius Health.
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with patients, colleagues, support staff, physicians, and other departments.
  • Provides occupational therapy services to a variety of ages and implements age and disability appropriate communication, evaluation, and treatment strategies.
  • Evaluates, records, and reports patient's condition and response to therapy
  • Charges accurately reflect the time spent and services provided to the patient
  • Effectively documents for quality of care and reimbursement of services.
  • Organizes and plans work caseload and increases work output as patient care demands require.
  • Understands and meets the productivity expectations of the Occupational Therapy Department.
  • Demonstrates high initiative and manages time effectively.
  • Prior to leaving at end of day, checks with colleagues and supervisor to see if anyone needs assistance or if there are any patients that need to been seen.
  • Participates in and/or directs patient care activities, program development, special projects, teams, assignments, and supervision of students.
  • Completes assigned clinical competencies, presents education and in services to peers, and assists in writing competencies.
  • Demonstrates sufficient and ongoing knowledge of hospital wide safety practices and those that directly relate to his/her responsibilities.
  • Complete mandatory safety training which are department specific.
  • Set and achieve goals that contribute to department success and growth.

    Performs other duties as assigned


    Graduate from an approved school with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy

    : Eligible for national registration and licensed by the state of North Dakota


    Entry level skills determined by academic setting the fieldwork experience

    Interpersonal Skills:
    Relates will to staff, patients and visitors. Maintains confidentiality. Able to communicate and teach patients and family

    Physical Effort
    : Ability to transfer and assist patients with exercise and treatment several times per shift. Medium effort – able to lift 50 pounds

    Hours of Work:
    Days including weekends and holidays.

    Exemption Status:


    Works under the following conditions: potential exposure to mechanical, chemical, electrical and infections

    CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

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