Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Therapist- Float
Job ID: 700591
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Contract Float
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

This position is full-time and is based out of UPMC Presbyterian. The position requires rotation and coverage for all UPMC hospitals in the Pittsburgh area. The candidate will work Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This is a week day only schedule and the candidate is not required to work weekends or holidays.

 

Purpose:
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

  • Graduate of an accredited program approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire The Graduate Therapist is expected to: * Sit for the licensure exam at the soonest availability, not to exceed six months following onset of employment

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

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

Salary Range: $24.94 to $39.11

Union Position: No

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