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OT Senior, Full-Time (Mercy)

Description

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is currently hiring a full-time Senior Occupational Therapist to support Mercy Hospital located in Pittsburgh, PA. The candidate will work Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Acute care leadership experienced is preferred. 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:

 

  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and in-service education programs.
  • Participates in the organization's clinical education program by providing clinical supervision of students completing internships from various universities as requested.
  • 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.
  • Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registation renewal.
  • Participates in program development. Serves on organizational committees as an active and contributing member as requested.
  • Communicates patient's status to the referring physician and other health care team members.
  • Serves as an educational resource for management of patients with a variety of medical diagnoses for junior occupational therapy staff members. Promotes ongoing staff development through in-services and/or individualized instruction and support.
  • May have an instructional agreement with an institution for academic purposes outside the scope of the clinical practice of Centers for Rehab Services.
  • May serve as Team Leader/Asssitant Facility Director, Facility Director or Program Coordinator in absence of the incumbent.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participates as an instructor in professional or community education programs sponsored by the organization as requested.
  • Assists Team Leader(s)/Assistant Facility Director(s), Facility Director, or Program Coordinator in performance review process.
  • Completes necessary charge and statistical information to accurately reflect the service rendered to the patient.
  • 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)
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience preferred
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in a specialty area preferred
  • Previous clinical teaching experience preferred
  • Program development experience and ability preferred
  • Six months experience with Centers for Rehab Services preferred 


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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Nationall Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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