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Occupational Therapist

  • Job ID: 838886552
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Rehabilitation Admin
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $30.12 to $46.71 / hour

Description

At UPMC Harrisburg, we are proud to offer the most comprehensive, innovative physical therapy and inpatient rehabilitative services in Central Pa. The candidate will work daylight, Monday - Friday as well as rotating weekends and holidays. If you are passionate about delivering the best care possible, we encourage you to apply to this opportunity with UPMC Pinnacle.

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 that 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 patients 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.
  • 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 following 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.

 

Qualifications

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

Clearances must be dated within 90 days.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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