Acute Care Occupational Therapist - Full Time

St Luke's University Health Network Quakertown , PA 18951

Posted 3 months ago

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees.

The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Occupational Therapist shall provide occupational therapy services to patients/clients, upon physician consult or referral, who have sustained occupational impairments, limitations and disabilities, as a result of physical, cognitive or psycho-social dysfunction.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides, or directs and supervises the occupational therapy intervention that is consistent with the results of the clinical evaluation.

  • Performs technically competent interventions based on the plan of care.

  • Adapts interventions to meet the individual needs and response of the patient/client.

  • Performs re-evaluations as necessary during an episode of care to evaluate the progress or change in status and modifies or discontinues the plan of care accordingly.

  • Educates and provides consultation to the consumers and the general public regarding the roles of occupational therapist, the certified occupational therapy assistant, and other support personnel.

  • Participates in the research process as appropriate to individual education experience and expertise.

  • Provides consultation services such as ergonomic evaluations, school system assessments and corporate environment assessments.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to sit up to ninety (90) minutes at a time. Must be able to tolerate standing for thirty (30) to forty-five (45) minutes consecutively.

Must be able to use hands and fingers to manipulate dials on machines and computers. Must have the ability to lift/move, push/pull patients up to 200 lbs. utilizing the principles of the Safe Patient Handling Initiative. Must have the ability to occasionally stoop, bend, squat, crouch, kneel and reach above shoulder level.

Must be capable of tactile sensation as it relates to feeling for muscle spasms, texture and skin temperature. Must have the ability to hear as it relates to normal conversation and ability to hear call bells. Must be capable of seeing as it relates to general vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision. Must be capable of driving a car.

EDUCATION:

Four year Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Master's Degree preferred.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Successful completion course work and completion of required clinical affiliations from an accredited occupational therapy educational program.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.

Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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