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Occupational Therapist- Per Diem

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Acute Care/Transitional Care Facility Occupational Therapist evaluates plans and administers occupational therapy treatment programs for referred patients, in the acute care setting. Occupational Therapist shall provide rehabilitation services to patients/clients, upon physician consult or referral, who have sustained occupational impairments, limitations and disabilities, as a result of physical, cognitive or psycho-social dysfunction. Occupational therapists also provide interventions which emphasize emotional wellness, health promotion, client safety and facilitate client re-engagement of ADL/IADL skills. The Occupational Therapist shall work within the practice guidelines as defined by Pennsylvania state law. Patients encountered by the Acute Care Physical Therapist may include those with a diagnosis and/or impairments related to pediatric (2 months - 12 years), adolescent (13-17 years), adult (18-65 years) medical conditions.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs occupational therapy examination in a technically competent manner that minimizes risk to the patient, self and others by selecting reliable and valid examination methods that are relevant to the chief complaint and history of the patient.
  • Establishes realistic, attainable short-term and long-term goals with each patient.
  • Performs therapeutic exercises effectively and appropriately.
  • Implements, and revises as necessary, effective progressive treatment programs taking evaluative findings into consideration.
  • Administers therapeutic modalities and programs appropriately and effectively, including hot/cold pack, ultrasound, massage, electrical stimulation, whirlpool and wound care.
  • Fits assistive, prosthetic and orthotic devices and provides appropriate training.
  • Performs appropriate discharge planning, instructs patients and family member(s) in home programs.
  • Documents accurately, in a timely manner, including initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summaries.
  • Adheres to the Standards of Practice and institutional policy and procedures that govern the conduct of professional activities and are consistent with the American Occupational Therapy Associations' (AOTA) positions, standards, guidelines, policies, procedures, and Code of Ethics. Integrates AOTA documents, legislation, legal, and regulatory issues into practice.
  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment and knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the age of the patient treated (neonate, pediatric, adolescent or geriatric). OTHER FUNCTIONS:
    • May supervise OT and COTA students and observers as assigned.
    • Attends Case Management/Interdisciplinary rounds and provides timely communication of information to other members of the multidisciplinary team
    • Provides in-services to OT department staff and others.
    • Attends multi-disciplinary meetings. Accurately bills patient's accounts for services rendered.Other duties as assignedPlease complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Occupational Therapist- Per Diem, Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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