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UPMC Occupational Therapist, Casual (St. Margaret) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is currently hiring a casual Occupational Therapist to support St. Margaret located in Pittsburgh (Aspinwall), PA. The candidate will work two weekend day shifts per month, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 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

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

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)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Nationall Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

  • 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

REQNUMBER: 079162249

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