Staff Occupational Therapist
Plans and carries out programs of occupational therapy for individuals based on the diagnosis and evaluation of the physician to facilitate rehabilitation of the mentally or physically ill patients.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluates the patients' functional abilities and disabilities by tests, observations and information provided by family members, physician, nursing staff and others.
Implements treatment programs of therapy involving activities such as exercise, functional activity, self-care tasks, home management tasks, vocational and prevocational skills to help patients regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to their handicaps.
Educates patients and families in self-care technique, home modification, therapeutic exercise and activity, use of equipment and other relevant areas important for patient functioning and wellbeing.
Plans treatment programs of therapy involving activities such as exercise, functional activity, self-care tasks, home management tasks, vocational and prevocational skills to help patients regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to their handicaps.
Communicates with other team members throughout the hospital related to patient progress, therapy recommendations and barriers to discharge.
Maintains required patient and department records.
Keeps abreast of issues and changes in the field by reading and attending professional meetings and seminars.
Other duties as assigned.
Completion of both didactic and clinical requirements and graduation form curriculum approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Licensed by New York State required.
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How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Occupational Therapy
Schedule: 8 AM-6 PM