Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Therapist, Full-Time (Altoona)
Job ID: 38006226
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Altoona Hospital OT
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is currently hiring a full-time Occupational Therapist to support UPMC Altoona Hospital. The candidate will work Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. as well as rotating weekends and holidays. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply!

 

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provides verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable.
  • Participates in the organization's clinical education program by providing clinical supervision of students completing internships from various universities as requested.
  • Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registation renewal.
  • 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.
  • Rotates through selected treatment areas when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and in-service education programs.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate of an accredited program approved by The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

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:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireThe 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 (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Nationall Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

    Salary Range: $25.39 to $39.89 / hour

    Union Position: No

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