Mount Sinai Careers

Occupational Therapist

New York, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities: 
  • Plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs in hospital settings to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
  • Evaluates and establishes patients' physical and mental learning abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic attainable rehabilitation goals within scope of patient’s disability.
  • Selects educational, recreational and social activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
  • Evaluates patients' progress and prepare reports that detail progress.
  • Documents therapy activities and maintains necessary records in patient files, assist in the evaluations and rehabilitation of assigned patient’s medical/psychiatric conditions by conferring with social worker, nurses and other disciplines.
  • Trains and educates caregivers how to provide for the needs of the patients during and after therapy.
  • Recommends changes in patients' work or living environments that is consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • Develops and participate in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental disability.
  • Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities such as vocational rehabilitation or social services based on psychological, physical or vocational needs.
  • Plan and implement programs and social activities to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to handicaps
  • Attends clinic on biweekly basis to assist physicians with evaluation and treatment of clinic patients.
  • Corresponds with insurance companies to gain approval of adaptive equipment.
  • Performs other related duties.


  • Education Requirements:

    Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy 

    Experience Requirements: 

    0-2 years experience as Occupational Therapist 

    Licensing and Certification Requirements: 

    NYS active Occupational Therapy licensure National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) preferred.

    Computer Skills:

    Microsoft Office   - Beginner 

    General Skills and Competencies:
    • 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, patience and strong interpersonal skills to inspire trust and respect in their clients

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity 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 medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

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 hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel 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. 

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