Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Job ID: 749334
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: various daylight shifts
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: North Occupational Therapy
Location: 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford PA 15090


Provides occupational therapy evaluation and treatment to children and adolescents referred to CHP or facilities contracted with CHP. Occupational therapists collaborate with the family and medical team to optimize the child's functional self-care and fine motor abilities.


  • Assists with clinical instruction for occupational therapy students, job shadow students, and other student related observations.
  • Develop and implement an appropriate treatment intervention plan which reflects clinical knowledge, evaluation findings and is updated and modified based on the patient's response and progress.
  • Develops and maintains effective communication with peers and leadership within the dept, health care team members within CHP and outside referring physicians and school personnel.
  • Establishes a plan of care with long-term and short-term goals to remediate the impairments and functional limitations identified during the evaluation process.
  • Integrate family centered care through the education of caregivers in appropriate activities for carryover of goals and intervention in the home and community settings. Communicates status changes to the child's physician.
  • Maintains written/electronic documentation for all clinical services rendered including documentation of the initial assessment, re-assessment, cancellations, follow-up visits, and discharge summary which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization. Completes certification and re-certification required by third party payers.
  • Participate in and is supportive of departmental projects (lectures to Hospital staff, community education, research and strategic plan).
  • Performs occupational therapy assessment and re-assessment using objective tests and measures or standardized assessments to identify the child's functional abilities and impairments impeding their function.
  • Pursue professional growth and development through participation in departmental in-services, literature discussions, continuing education and the quest of knowledge and research relevant to areas of practice and the mission and vision of CHP and the department.
  • Recommends, orders, and/or fabricates necessary splints, adaptive devices and durable medical equipment in consultation with the patient, family and interdisciplinary team.


  • Completion of Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy. Prefer previous pediatric experience including student fieldwork.
  • 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. Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills. Compliance with regulations of accrediting bodies, including but not limited to: Current American Heart Association CPR Health Care Provider Certification.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Occupational Therapist

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


Salary Range: $24.65 to $38.12 / hour

Union Position: No

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