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Hackensack Meridian Health Occupational Therapist (PD) - Acute rehab in Brick, New Jersey

Occupational Therapist (PD) - Acute rehab

Job ID
2021-104510

Department
O-SRI - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Site
Ocean University Medical Cntr

Job Location
US-NJ-Brick

Position Type
Per Diem

Shift
Day

Shift Hours
Days

Weekend Work
One Weekend a Month

On Call Work
No On-Call Required

Holiday Work
As Needed

Overview

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.
Shore Rehabilitation Institute is a 40 bed Acute Rehabilitation Hospital, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health System. We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to individuals to regain quality of life after disability due to a disease or injury. Our emphasis is on maximizing functional independence in order to return patients to the community. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team collaborating to provide individualized quality intervention to a varied diagnostic population consisting of Stroke, Brain injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Guillian-Barre, Amputee, Cardiac post- surgical, pulmonary, complex orthopedics, and the medically complex. Shore Rehabilitation is currently Joint Commission and CARF certified, with Brain Injury and Stroke CARF specialty certifications.

Responsibilities include inpatient/ outpatient evaluation/re-evaluations, therapeutic intervention and discharge planning. . Therapists provide clinical coverage to our IP and OP program as needed. There is a strong emphasis on customer service and quality care.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:
Gathering all information necessary to properly evaluate the patient's needs, including testing and consultations with other health care professionals, as appropriate.
Administering evaluations in a manner appropriate to the patient's disability, demonstrating respect for the patient's needs.
Incorporating evaluative findings in establishing time-oriented functional and measurable short and long-term goals,.
Developing and implementing individualized treatment programs based on established goals.
Developing a rapport and mutual respect with the patient/caregiver, as well as team members, to foster an optimum environment in support of goal achievement.
Recommending and providing education related to utilization of appropriate occupational therapy equipment (i.e. assistive devices, taping, bracing).
Providing and documenting education to patients/caregivers based upon identified learning needs in an understandable manner.

Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school is required
A current and valid New Jersey Occupational Therapy license is required
CPR certification is required, or must obtain after being hired
Acute Rehab and/or outpatient experience preferred
The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required
If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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