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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapist, Casual (UPMC East)
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Job Description


UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is currently hiring a casual Occupational Therapist to support Inpatient Rehab at UPMC East, located in Monroeville, PA. The candidate will work 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at least two weekend days per month. The candidate may also provide coverage during the week and holidays if desired. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply!


Provides occupational therapy assessment and treatment using advanced clinical skills in a specialty area of occupational therapy for patients referred to non-contracted and contracted facilities of Centers for Rehab Services. Serves as a clinical resource for other staff members. May have an individual agreement with an academic institution for instructional services. Participates in research conducted within Centers for Rehab Services.


* Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and in-service education programs.
* Communicates patient's status to the referring physician and other health care team members.
* Completes necessary charge and statistical information to accurately reflect the service rendered to the patient.
* Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registation renewal.
* Maintains written documentation for all occupational therapy services rendered including documentation of initial assessment, follow-up visits, and discharge summary consistent with department standards. Co-signs occupational therapy assistant documentation biweekly.
* Participates in the organization's clinical education program by providing clinical supervision of students completing internships from various universities as requested.
* Performs occupational therapy assessment, reassessment and treatment and supervises occupational therapy assistants in the treatment of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients referred by a physician to the clinic. Develops plan of care including goals and treatment plan in accordance with physician referral, nature of injury/illness and results of occupational therapy assessment. Modifies or adjusts plan of care based on patient's response to treatment and/or changes in patient's status. Works with occupational therapy assistants to adjust patient programs as patient status changes.
* Provides verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable.
* Rotates through selected treatment areas when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.
* Schedules patients to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization while ensuring delivery of quality patient care.


* Graduate of an accredited program approved by The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Certification Act 33 and 73 clearances required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance
* Basic Life Support
* Basic Life Support
* Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
* Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
* Nationall Board Certification of Occupational Therapy
* Nationall Board Certification of Occupational Therapy
* Occupational Therapist
* Occupational Therapist
* Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is the largest integrated health care enterprise in Pennsylvania and one of the leading nonprofit medical centers in the country. It is one of only 14 hospitals nationwide to earn "honor roll" status in U.S. News & World Report's 2006 "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Widely recognized for its innovations in patient care, research, technology and health care management, UPMC has transformed the economic landscape in western Pennsylvania. The region's largest employer, with 48,000 employees and nearly $7 billion in revenue, UPMC comprises 20 tertiary, specialty and community hospitals, 400 outpatient sites and doctors' offices, retirement and long-term care facilities, an insurance plan, and international ventures. Nearly 5,000 physicians are affiliated with UPMC, including more than 2,300 employed physicians.