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Lancaster General Health Occupational Therapist in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

At Lancaster General Health, our culture is what sets us apart and creates a lasting impression of our health system in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. A role with us is more than just a job, we ask that you Live Your Legacy at LGH by finding your passion in your everyday role, committing to those you serve, and reaching for your personal best.

We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have attained five year Magnet ® recognition status for the fifth time with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.

Summary

M-F 8-430 with rotational weekends and holidays

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of the Occupational Therapist position is to practice the art of occupational therapy in accordance with the physician's instructions and Code of Ethics of the profession. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: pediatric (newborn through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Evaluates the patient's history and extracts precautions, contraindications, diagnoses, goals, potential and any pertinent information that would affect treatment.

  • Evaluates the patient with objective measurements.

  • Interprets evaluation findings and discusses them with the patient, family, significant others, and treatment team.

  • Develops treatment goals and plans, which may include intervention/adaptation strategies within the realm of the physician's prescription and makes recommendations to the physician concerning the patient's treatment.

  • Supervises occupational therapists' assistants or aides in the performance of treatment procedure.

  • Coordinates treatment plan with the patient, family, significant others, and treatment team through active participation in meetings and departmental conferences.

  • Implements treatment plans and supervises the patient's use of equipment and takes the necessary precautions in implementing the prescribed treatment.

  • Monitors and re-evaluates the patient's response to intervention and modifies treatment in agreement with the physician.

  • Maintains documentation in the patient's records of evaluation, treatment, assessment, and plan.

  • Complies with the established standards, policies, procedures; including billing, reimbursement, scheduling and emergency procedures according to departmental guidelines.

  • Develops appropriate home or community programming to maintain or enhance the performance of the patients in their environment. Participates with the multi-disciplinary team in all aspects of discharge planning including determination of appropriate home or community programming, home equipment, and patient/family education. Terminates services per physician’s orders, or when goals have been achieved.

  • Maintains and monitors own work schedule and that of team.

  • Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the services delivered for effectiveness and efficiency using predetermined quality assurance criteria.

  • Participates in Occupational Therapy student programs under the supervision of the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education.

  • Attends and documents participation in staff meetings and mandatory or voluntary in service programs. Participates on sectional and departmental shared- governance committees. Develops and provides in service education to paraprofessionals and the community.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Performs basic housekeeping, supply, and maintenance functions.

  • Assists in directing and transporting patients.

  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science degree, as well as PA licensure, issued by the State Board of Occupational Therapy.

  • CPR certification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One (1) year of general occupational therapy experience.

  • Master of Science degree

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Bio hazardous Waste

  • Blood borne Pathogens

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards. The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute. The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole. Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

A dynamic and academically rigorous institution, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, accredited, four-year college focusing exclusively on the field of health care. Offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as a number of certificate programs, PA College provides professional development for health care workers throughout their career. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the College attracts a select group of more than 1,700 students to study with faculty who are experts in their specialty areas.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and fosters a culture of inclusiveness.

PA College of Health Sciences is committed to providing all employees and prospective employees with information regarding safety and security data pursuant to the Clery Act. This information includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. To access this information, please click here (http://www.pacollege.edu/student-life/campus-safety/) . A printed copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the PA College Office of Security at 717-947-6152 or security@pacollege.edu . The Office of Security is located at 850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

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