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Select Medical Corp. Occupational Therapist - Ortho/Oncology/Lymphedema in West Orange, New Jersey

Occupational Therapist - Ortho/Oncology/Lymphedema

Job ID
173103

Location
US-NJ-West Orange

Experience (Years)
0

Category
Therapy - Cancer Rehabilitation

Street Address
563 Northfield Avenue

Company
Kessler Rehabilitation Center

Position Type
Full Time Regular

Overview

Kessler Rehabilitation Center

Occupational Therapist (OT)
\*Lymphedema experience/strong cancer rehabilitation interest\*
Outpatient
West Orange, NJ
Full Time
Join New Jersey's premier provider of outpatient physical and occupational therapy with more than 100+ facilities statewide.

Our West Orange Northfield outpatient orthopedic and oncologic therapy center continues to expand, and we are seeking a compassionate and driven licensed occupational therapist to provide exceptional patient care experiences on a full time basis.

Seize the opportunity to join our highly trained and respected ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program team, who provide rehabilitative services to help improve quality of life for people affected by cancer. Lymphedema certification and interest in cancer rehabilitation required. Our ReVital team provides the necessary education and training for therapists invested in treating both our oncologic and orthopedic population, which must be completed within the first 6-12 months of employment. Your caseload would include a steady mix of orthopedics, cancer rehabilitation, and lymphedema. Strong candidates will have a desire to growth the cancer rehabilitation caseload. Our work environment offers a great opportunity to provide quality care to our patients and grow with the nation's leader in outpatient physical therapy.
This clinic is a large multidisciplinary center, current with 8 physical therapists and 1 occupational therapist. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday 7 am to 8 pm, Friday 7 am to 6 pm, Saturday 8 am to 12 pm. Treating hours would be a mix within clinic operating hours.

Kessler Rehabilitation Center is the outpatient network of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, one of the nation's leading rehabilitation hospitals. Founded in 1948, Kessler has continued to expand its programs and services to meet the growing demand for quality outpatient physical and occupational therapies. Today, Kessler has more than 100+ centers in 14 counties across New Jersey, and treats more than 38,000 patients each year.

By carefully integrating clinical expertise, experience and leading-edge technologies, Kessler helps to optimize the recovery of individuals with orthopedic, sports and work-related injuries, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions and other physical rehabilitation needs.

Kessler is not only committed to the health and quality of life of its patients, but to the well-being of its communities. Our centers host a wide range of free educational events, screenings and seminars and offer programming to local schools and colleges, libraries, community organizations, youth centers, sports and recreation leagues, and other groups.

Kessler Rehabilitation Center is the largest outpatient orthopedic PT/OT provider in New Jersey. Additional benefits include:
NEW competitive clinical salary rates
Loan Forgiveness
Profit Sharing Incentive
Basic APTA Dues
Clinical Career Ladder
Excellent structured on-boarding and mentorship programs
Endless free internal CEU courses and external CEU funds replenished annually
Refer a Friend bonus program
Tuition reimbursement program
Strong compliance values
Joint Commission accredited
Journal Clubs, Special Study Groups, Special Interest Groups, Monthly WebEx in-service presentations, Clinical Manager Leadership Academy, Kessler Supported Certification in Manual Therapy
Voted one of NJ's Best Places to Work and a Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work
National Networking and relocation options always available

Responsibilities

Our ideal team member is...
Adaptable and Flexible: willing to adapt or adjust to accommodate your colleagues and patients
Patient-centric: the patient always comes first and we treat every patient with care
An exceptional communicator: someone who communicates proactively and with empathy
Detail-oriented: people count on you to ensure all the details are done correctly the first time around
Team Player: you will be an integral part of a clinical team
So we want to know...
Are you someone who puts the needs of your patients above all else?
Are you one of the most positive people you know?
Are you at your best when you get to determine your goals and decide on the direction of your day?
Do you hate the phrase, "that's not my job!"?
If you answered yes to these questions, being a ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation therapist at Kessler may be a great fit for you!
Who is Select Medical?
We are the nation's leading physical therapy provider and our teams are dedicated to the communities we serve. Our mission is to deliver an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Select Medical was founded on five Core Values which guide our interactions with patients, families, partners and each other.

We deliver superior quality in all that we do.
We set high standards of performance for ourselves and for others. We provide superior services to our patients. We continually strive to uphold and improve our reputation for excellence.

We treat others as they would like to be treated.
We treat each other with respect and promote a positive environment where people feel valued. We are honest and open in our relationships and straightforward in our communications.

We are results-oriented and achieve our objectives.
We are focused and decisive in achieving our objectives and helping others achieve theirs. We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions. We are accountable for using our time, talents and resources effectively.

We are team players.
We work together to achieve company objectives. We do our share of the work on time and with superior quality. We share ideas and information. We give honest feedback and accept constructive criticism. We confront difficulties
directly and maintain positive working relationships.

We are resourceful in overcoming obstacles.
We pride ourselves on finding creative solutions to meet challenges we encounter. We are open to change and handle pressure with poise. We are flexible, adaptable and able to learn from our experiences.
Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist (OT):
Performs comprehensive evaluations, develops and appropriately progresses individualized treatment plans.
Provides thorough education to patients and caregivers in a manner they can understand, and plans appropriately for discharge when medical necessity no longer indicates skilled therapeutic care.
Participates in departmental initiatives and demonstrates effective communication with all rehab team members.
Facilitates professional growth, development and overall improvement of departmental performance.
Performs other professional duties associated with the care of the patient, development of discipline-specific therapy services, and design of program delivery.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Successful completion of those educational requirements as mandated for state licensure or eligibility for a license in Occupational Therapy
Current State licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of which he or she will practice
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required
Ability to work 40 hours per week with occasional late or early shifts to accommodate patients
Lymphedema certification
Interest in cancer rehabilitation
Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift patients using appropriate biomechanical techniques frequently throughout the course of a workday/shift. Must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds dead weight alone
Ability to walk, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a workday/shift
Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to evaluate, diagnose and monitor patient needs and to maintain accurate records, recognize people and provide directions
Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions
Ability to push wheeled equipment through the facility and in the community
Possess fine motor skills for legible and accurate reporting, charting, scheduling, daily correspondence, and presentations, either manually or through use of electronic equipment
Possess fine motor skills for effective and efficient handling of diagnostic or therapeutic equipment

Additional Data

ReVital is an innovative oncology rehabilitation program offered exclusively by Select Medical. Our mission is to deliver outcomes that matter to our patients throughout the cancer journey by understanding their needs and goals and providing specialized, comprehensive services at the hands of compassionate, dedicated clinicians. Our vision is to establish comprehensive cancer rehabilitation as a standard of care for people affected by cancer.

Our network of 800+ specially trained therapists work closely with oncologists and people affected by cancer to create personalized rehabilitation plans. Utilizing physical, occupational, and speech therapies, ReVital specialists address pain, fatigue, neuropathy and many other cancer-related side effects with encouragement and compassion. An overwhelming majority of people affected by cancer do not receive treatment for functional impairments. ReVital addresses this gap in care and helps people regain strength, function, independence, and quality of life.

Learn more at www.revitalcancerrehab.com

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