Center City, Philadelphia, PA
JOB SUMMARY: The staff Occupational Therapist is responsible for the evaluation, treatment, and discharge of all patients referred for Occupational Therapy services. The Occupational Therapist is an integral healthcare provider accountable to assist the patient to their highest level of physical and cognitive function. The staff Occupational Therapist will uphold the mission, vision, and values of Magee Rehabilitation.
- Manages a full patient caseload as defined by the unit on which the therapist works. This includes patient evaluation and re-evaluation, treatment planning and implementation, development of home programs, documentation including letters of justification, reporting in conference, participating in patient/family/team conferences and discharge planning, patient/caregiver education, assistive device and equipment assessment and ordering, and leading patient groups.
- Provides services on assigned weekends and holidays.
- Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, and lift in order to effectively treat patients referred to Occupational Therapy services.
- Must be able to exert 50 pounds of force while lifting patients and/or devices.
- Must be able to have sufficient standing balance to guard ambulatory patients.
- Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities.
- Participates in departmental and interdepartmental in-service education programs. Participates in student in-service program.
- Attends department, team, and programmatic meetings.
- May participate in clinical studies, reporting publishing and research projects as appropriate. May represent hospital and department at various professional conferences.
- Performs other related job duties as assigned.
- Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Therapy Aides, and students with regard to patient care. Delegates tasks to supportive personnel. May supervise volunteers.
Demonstrates initiative, originality, resourcefulness, and good judgment for devising treatment techniques, adaptive devices and completing all assigned duties.
Education: Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program.
Licensures and Certifications: Valid Pennsylvania license in Occupational Therapy. Valid certification form the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is required. CPR certification required.
Experience: Completion of student related affiliations as per academic setting, 0-2 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, adult rehabilitation preferred but not required.
Conditions of Employment
Since this position will require the selected candidate to engage in regular contact with children in the form of care, guidance, supervision or training, you will be required to meet the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act, including the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare child abuse criminal background clearance, and an FBI finger print based federal criminal records check. The selected candidate will not be allowed to commence working until all three (3) are completed satisfactorily.
Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.
Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.
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