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Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapist II
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Occupational Therapist II

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type:

Req ID: 26346

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time

Job Summary

Renders Occupational therapy services to an assigned caseload of children who are seen in at least two settings at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Contributes to the advancement of Occupational Therapy practice through education of staff therapists, patients / families, students and other health care providers when appropriate.

Job Responsibilities

* Clinical - Direct Patient Care Responsibilities
* Evaluation: Able to select and administer standardized and non-standardized evaluations on individuals with complex medical, social, psychological issues independently, using advanced problem solving skills to identify necessary resources, including but not limited to adaptive equipment, splinting and casting needs. Ability to identify subtle impairments and its impact on function and disability and develop a plan of care that integrates therapy into the lifestyle of the family.
* Documentation: Develops individualized therapy plan which includes measurable goals / objectives for treatment, and collaboration with interdisciplinary team members as appropriate. Is thorough, complete and reflects integration of all areas of patient care with an advanced knowledge base and ability to interpret assessment findings.
* Intervention: Provides advanced procedural interventions. Provide and instruct in the use of adaptive equipment splint and casting needs as clinically indicated.
* Family Centered Care: Patient education is family centered by considering family lifestyle, environment, learning needs and collaborative goal setting. Results of patient/client interaction include high level of patient satisfaction, reduced risk for impairment, promotion of wellness, identification of community resources. Instructs relevant family members, caregivers and other team members in therapeutic strategies and accommodations and evaluates the effectiveness of teaching.
* Delivers high quality, evidence-based clinical care and seeks appropriate mentorship for complex patient cases.
* Developing an area of expertise.

2. Education

* Professional Development- Maintains current skills and knowledge by identifying own learning needs, both formally and informally, to practice a lifestyle of life-long learning.
* Clinical Education- Provides mentorship to staff and students in identified areas.
* Contributes to the current Occupational Therapy body of knowledge via presentations, inservices / learning opportunities both in and out of the department as desired / appropriate.
* Takes advantage of CHOP continuing education opportunities on and off site
* External Teaching Opportunities-Serves as a resource to local Occupational Therapy educational programs and related disciplines as desired / appropriate.

3. Interdisciplinary Communication and Coordination of Care

* Ensures patients and families receive appropriate, comprehensive, efficient and effective quality of care from admission through discharge via relationships that are developed with other health care personnel, both internal and external to CHOP.
* Able to negotiate differences in opinion within a team and come to the best decision for the patient.

4. Research

* Applies research to practice
* Encourages, participates and promotes activities that establishes optimal outcomes of patient management provided by Occupational Therapy.

5. Administration

* Contributes to department policy/procedures via program development, evaluation forms and clinical guidelines.
* Maintains productivity and fiscal responsibility in the utilization/provision of services
* Provides supervisory support in absence of supervisor
* Contributes to the development and modification of departmental / hospital systems as needed due to growth and / or changes in clinical programs.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

NBCOT Certification - OTR

Occupational Therapy License in State of PA and/or NJ depending on work location.

CPR Certification issued through an organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross)

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master's degree in Occupational Therapy required. Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy will be accepted for US-educated individuals licensed previous to 2008 and internationally-education students 2012.

Required Experience: Three (3) years of OT experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: At least one (1) year of experience within an area of pediatric clinical practice

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certification (or APTA credentialed clinical instructor) preferred

Additional Technical Requirements

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans. Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 866-820-9288



Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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