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Advanced Clinician I Occupational Therapist

Bala Cynwyd GSPP PT&F - Occupational Therapy

2

Three Quarter Time (30-35 hrs/wk)

Day / Evening

variable

OT - Occupational Therapist
2-4 years required

Certified Hand Therapist required for this role.  
Will consider Physical Therapist with CHT Certification.
 
JOB SUMMARY
  • Complete and maintain necessary records.
  • Evaluate patients' progress and prepare reports that detail progress.
  • Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
  • Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs in hospital, institutional, or community settings to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
  • Recommend changes in patients' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
  • Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills, using computer programs.
  • Develop 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.
  • Supervise, train and assess therapy students during onsite clinical affiliations.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to therapy students at area academic programs on topics in area of clinical expertise.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Create and implement specialized training programs.
  • Ensure competency of staff in specialty areas.
  • Serve as a mentor and resource to GSPP therapy staff.
  • Provide leadership for departmental or individual research activities.
  • Assist management with the development and coordination of new programs.
  • Develop and update clinical pathways/guidelines.
  • Mentors staff and ensures staff are competent in identified area via accepted competency tool.
  • Assists Advanced Clinician II and/or Team Leader in development and update of competency tools.
  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      • Education
        • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy required
        • Master's Degree preferred
      • Work Experience
        • 4 years of clinical experience required
      • Licenses / Certifications
        • Occupational Therapist license required
        • Certified Hand Therapist required
        • Basic Life Support / CPR, as a healthcare provider, per the American Heart Association required
        • Advanced degree or eligible to sit for specialist/certification exam in specialty area required

***Important Note: Good Shepherd is a drug and tobacco free work environment. As a result, candidates selected for employment may be subject to a drug screen test, which includes nicotine***

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As a health-care provider, we have a professional and ethical obligation to protect our patients and residents from developing further complications.

To protect our patients and residents, Good Shepherd requires influenza (flu) vaccinations for all Associates, licensed independent practitioners, contracted, agency and temporary employees, students and volunteers.



Good Shepherd is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.