Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Therapist (C)
Job ID: 588478
Status:
Regular/Temporary:
Hours:
Shift: Day
Facility:
Department: Mercy Rehab OT
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Purpose:
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is hiring a casual Occupational Therapist to help support its UPMC Mercy Rehab Unit in Pittsburgh,PA.

Provides occupational therapy assessment and treatment using advanced clinical skills in a specialty area of occupational therapy for patients referred to non-contracted and contracted facilities of Centers for Rehab Services. Serves as a clinical resource for other staff members. May have an individual agreement with an academic institution for instructional services. Participates in research conducted within Centers for Rehab Services.

Responsibilities:
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and in-service education programs.
  • Communicates patient's status to the referring physician and other health care team members.
  • Completes necessary charge and statistical information to accurately reflect the service rendered to the patient.
  • Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registation renewal.
  • Maintains written documentation for all occupational therapy services rendered including documentation of initial assessment, follow-up visits, and discharge summary consistent with department standards. Co-signs occupational therapy assistant documentation biweekly.
  • Participates in the organization's clinical education program by providing clinical supervision of students completing internships from various universities as requested.
  • Performs occupational therapy assessment, reassessment and treatment and supervises occupational therapy assistants in the treatment of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients referred by a physician to the clinic. Develops plan of care including goals and treatment plan in accordance with physician referral, nature of injury/illness and results of occupational therapy assessment. Modifies or adjusts plan of care based on patient's response to treatment and/or changes in patient's status. Works with occupational therapy assistants to adjust patient programs as patient status changes.
  • Provides verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable.
  • Rotates through selected treatment areas when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.
  • Schedules patients to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization while ensuring delivery of quality patient care.

Qualifications

  • EDUCATIONAL/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: (include minimum education) Graduate of an accredited program approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).  
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES & INTERPERSONAL/LANGUAGE SKILLS: 
  • Must possess knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service. 
  • Must possess knowledge of normal human growth and development over the lifespan. 
  • Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret medical record documents. 
  • Must be skilled in planning/organization, follow up/control, delegation, problem solving, self-development orientation, organizational behaviors/competencies, and stress tolerance. 
  • Must possess the ability to apply principles of logic and strategic thinking to a wide range of problems, and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must possess the ability to identify referral growth opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with healthcare team, coworkers, supervisors, and all members of the Corporate Management Team. 
  • Active participation with health care industry professional organizations is preferred. 
  • Must complete all mandatory competencies for system, CRS business unit and/or facility. 
  • Must complete CRS Orientation, Facility-specific Orientation, and Department Specific Orientation(s) where appropriate.
  • May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored.
  • No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Certification Act 33 and 73 clearances required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Union Position: No

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