Occupational Therapist - Pediatrics Job at Avera St Luke's-Therapy Center, Barnard, SD

  • Avera St Luke's-Therapy Center
  • Barnard, SD

Job Description

**May be eligible for a $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS**  

Join the team at Avera!

Award Winning Health Care: Avera has been named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems, Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers and Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organization by CHIME.

Culture: Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.

You Belong at Avera: Competitive pay, front-loaded PTO and options for free health insurance, sign-on bonuses, various shifts to fit your lifestyle and opportunities for career growth.


Avera is currently seeking Occupational Therapist (OT) looking to deliver the best possible care in Avera’s patient-focused settings.


Avera St. Luke's Named Top 20 Rural Community Hospital  


Avera Ranked 1st in Nation for Long-Term Care Resident Experience


  Position Highlights:

  • May be eligible for $5,000 sign-on bonus! 

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) available on Day 1!

  • Options for Free Health Insurance!

  • Career Growth: Great opportunity to obtain healthcare experience for those that are looking to further their education in healthcare or be involved in an ever-changing career with upward mobility.

  • Job Satisfaction: Each day you will positively impact each patient you serve.

Job Summary

  • The Occupational Therapist-Pediatric is accountable for evaluating, planning, and executing all aspects of Occupational Therapy, infant through geriatric, with disabilities, disorders, and injuries to develop and restore maximal functional level. 

  • Primary caseload in pediatrics is birth to 21. Occasional coverage for hospital patients for all other age ranges as part of a weekend/holiday rotation.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient/customer’s status.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the population served in the department.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master’s Degree is required.

  • Doctorate Degree is preferred.

  • Must be a graduate of/or certified from a curriculum of Occupational Therapy approved by the AOTA accrediting body.

  • 0-6 months of experience is required.

  • 1-2 years of experience is preferred.


  • Must be licensed to practice Occupational Therapy by the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) is required.

  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is preferred.

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday; 80 hours every 2 weeks

    • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    • Occasional weekend and holiday


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

  • $31.75 - $48.00 per hour


What Makes Avera Special?

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Full time, Relocation bonus, Shift work, Monday to Friday,

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