Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Fort Smith



We’re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities / Qualifications:


The Occupational Therapist upon the referral of a patient by a Medical Staff Member, evaluates the patients functional abilities, activities of daily living, develops functional treatment goals and times frames, establishes the patients rehabilitation potential, and develops a treatment program which will achieve the treatment goals. The incumbent shall asses in an ongoing manner the patients response and effectiveness of treatment, modifying or discontinuing treatment as needed, conferring with the referring physician as necessary. The incumbent shall provide home treatment education and program development, written documentation of initial patient evaluations, progress notes, discharge notes, and other reports as requested. The incumbent shall safety and effectively provide professional patient care services. The incumbent shall address appropriately the age specific needs for all patients. The incumbent will treat patients and families with respect and dignity. Patient’s pain will be assessed and treated according to the department’s pain management policy. It is the philosophy of SEMMC to optimize the patient’s comfort while they are in the hospital. The incumbent will identify and report any patient safety issue when identified. The Occupational Therapist shall provide technical assistance and direction to the Rehab Tech, and coordinates the workload in the department as directed. The incumbent shall serve as needed on committees and participate in special projects including community re-entry.


Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

- Education: The Occupational Therapist shall have a BS or MS Degree in Occupational Therapy.
- Licensure: The Occupational Therapist shall hold a current license to practice Occupational Therapy from the Arkansas State Medical Board.
- Experience: The Occupational Therapist may be entry level. We’ll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

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