Strength Through Diversity
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Roles & Responsibilities:
The Senior Occupational Therapist (O.T.)
assesses, plans, organizes and participates in the rehabilitative program for
developmentally, mentally, emotionally and physically disabled people. The
primary function is to assist in restoring and improving the patients ability
to live an independent and fulfilling lifestyle by teaching them daily living and
work skills. Mentors less experienced rehabilitation staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy programs to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
2. Tests and evaluates patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
3. Develops and participates in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental disability.
4. Consults with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinates occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
5. Plans, implements and coordinates social activities and programs to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to handicaps.
6. Selects constructive activities suited to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence, prepare individual for return to employment, assists in restoration of functions, and aid in adjustment to disability.
7. Evaluates patients' progress and prepares reports that detail progress.
8. Completes and maintains necessary records.
9. Trains caregivers how to provide for the needs of a patient during and after therapy.
10. Recommends changes in patients' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
11. Teaches individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individual's progress.
12. May conduct training programs or participate in training medical and nursing students and Occupational therapists in occupational therapy techniques and objectives.
13. May plan, direct, and coordinate occupational therapy program as requested by Director.
14. Performs other related duties
Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy
3 years minimum experience in a hospital setting providing therapy to patients.
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
Knowledge of customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
Ability to coordinate, train, supervise, and manage the activities of others to accomplish goals.
Excellent communication and organizational skills required.
Registered Occupational Therapist from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
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.