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Fairview Health Services Occupational Therapist in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Health Systems is an exciting and fast-paced hospital environment to work as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The 5 NICU sites each offer a different level of care and challenge as a therapist. Occupation Therapists are a very valued member of the medical team and also play a critical part in parent education for a safe transition home.

Schedule may be flexible, but likely will be 4 weekday, 9 hour shifts + 1 weekend/month at 8 hour shifts (weekends split between pay periods).

Responsibilities/Job Description

In collaboration with infants and families, the OT is responsible for providing safe and effective delivery of patient care within scope of practice. This includes examination, evaluation, developing and maintaining an individualized care plan as well as interventions and establishing outcomes. Our new therapist work closely with their mentor to progress through our in depth training and skill competencies. This ensures strong skill development and safeguards the safety of each and competency of all therapists. We also offer endless opportunity to continue to learn and expand skills and specialties. Our 4 sites consist of:

University of MN Children’s Masonic Hospital:

  • Level 4 NICU

  • 63 beds

  • Medically complex and rare genetic complexities

  • 22 weeks gestational age and up

  • Skilled medical team that values the academic setting for continued learning and research

Fairview Southdale, Ridges, Health East St. Johns and Woodwinds :

  • Level 2-3

  • 14-23 beds

  • Calm, healing environment that provides care for 28 weeks gestational age and up.

  • Strong focus on developmental interventions and feeding skills.


Candidates will possess:

  • BS in Occupational Therapy and OT registration/licensure in State of Minnesota.

  • Current BLS (AHA or American Red Cross) certification is also required.

  • Pediatric experience

Preferred candidates will possess:

  • Master's degree in Occupational Therapy and work history will include 1 year of post-graduate OT experience.

  • Pediatric experience

  • Certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy is also highly preferred.

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2019-39465

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Rehabilitation Services

Location University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Inpatient Pediatric Therapy