Occupational Therapist

Job Description

To evaluate and treat acute care inpatients rehabilitation client in accordance with prescriptions from physiatrists, attends departmental weekly rounds and conferences. Supervise technical personnel during course of treatment: ie to instruct staff and students in proper treatment methods and provide in service training to new residents.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
-Responsible for full patient case load.
-Responsible for oral and written documentation.
-Working 5 times per week for 7 hours.

-Evaluate and treat patients according to prescriptions and findings from the evaluation in order to improve upper extremity function. Use equipment as situation needed to aid in therapeutic exercise; use of specific instruments to assess varied impairments. Suggested orthotic devices as required to promote independent function. Fabricate adaptive/assistive devices as needed. Monitor patient progress.

-Evaluate/trained patient and family for Durable Medical Equipment.

-Documents all treatments in patients records, completes progress note on a daily basis. Maintain daily statistics for occupational therapy treatment.

-Communicate with members of other disciplines as needed. Attend required departmental meetings and rounds relevant for treatment.

-Recommended adaptive devices relevant for into the community discharge planning.

-Attends in-service training conferences, seminars as part of continuing education requirement. Provide in-services training to new residents, students and entry level OT.

-Responsible for occupational therapists assistants and rehab technicians.

-Assume responsibility for another therapist’s patient case load as they are not available.

-Suggest purchase of equipment and supplies for patients use as part of OT treatment.

-Responsible for other duties designated by Chief and Assistant Chief OT.

-All staff are schedule to provide OT services on designated weekend and holiday coverage as mandated by Mt Sinai department services.

-Using universal precautions to prevent exposure to blood and other body fluids. 

-Approved certification test in order to be registered and eligible for New York State license, upon completion a BS or master degree in an accredited occupational therapy program.

-Clinical reasoning skills which are also enhanced through exposure to the work experience.

-Knowledge in basic sciences and treatment techniques is required to deal with a variety of population and conditions.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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