Henry Ford Health System Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Float Pool in Detroit, Michigan

BestChoice is Henry Ford Health System’s internal staffing resource pool, designed to ensure there is sufficient staffing throughout our health system. BestChoice provides a proactive solution to unplanned or short-term staffing needs due to vacations, unscheduled absences, leave of absences, increases in census or acuity. BestChoice employees are Henry Ford Health System contingent staff and experience the same new employee screening, orientation, education and competency standards, alongside all Henry Ford Health System team members.


Performs OT evaluations and uses treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients.


  1. Performs patient assessment, treatment, discharge planning and collaboration with other health care providers.

  2. Documents patient care and billing information timely and in accordance with department standards.

  3. Communicates with co-workers, and other professionals, including physicians and nurses as needed to ensure optimal patient care.

  4. Functions as a team member in care of patients and in mentoring with other staff.

  5. Delegates aspects of patient care to support staff per OT/OTA MI Licensure Administrative Rules providing necessary communication and supervision.

  6. Maintains clinical productivity standards.

  7. Maintains technical clinical expertise through ongoing clinical education.

  8. Participates in in-services, staff meetings, quality activities and aspects of program development.

  9. Maintains awareness of patient safety issues within the clinic and in the use of equipment. Assists in the maintenance of patient care equipment as needed.

  10. Maintains patient confidentiality according to HFHS HIPAA policies.

  11. Maintains adherence to all applicable Federal/State law/regulations, AOTA standards of practice, MI Licensure requirements, the HFHS Integrity/ Compliance Program, Code of Conduct, as well as all other HFHS policies and procedures.

  12. If requested, represents HFHS at community and professional functions.

  13. Participates in student education programs

  14. May have other duties assigned as needed.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Occupational Therapy bachelor degree acquired from an Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) accredited program

  • Preferably two (2) years of experience within an outpatient and/or inpatient facility

  • New Graduates must have had one (1) clinical rotation at one of the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) locations


• Current State of Michigan licensure

• Current BLS certification (or obtain within 90 days of hire)

• Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) (preferred)

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.