State Of Massachusetts Boston , MA 02298
The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital (LSH) is seeking an experienced and committed Occupational Therapist II.
The staff Occupational Therapist is responsible for evaluation and treatment of clients with a variety of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial dysfunction. Assists with program development; student supervision. Performs related work as required.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
Evaluates clients' needs for Occupational Therapy treatment through accepted Occupational Therapy evaluation procedures. Patients are adults and geriatrics.
Administers Occupational Therapy treatment according to accepted standards of practice.
Performs medically prescribed Occupational Therapy treatment involving use of equipment, modalities and activities to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent further disability.
Conduct open and closed tracheostomy suctioning as needed during treatment session.
Coordinates Occupational Therapy treatment activities with other disciplines through meetings/interdepartmental communication.
Participates as a multi-disciplinary team member in staff/team meetings as required.
Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, students and others responsible for direct client care.
Performs documentation and record keeping as required.
Participates/conducts in-service training program.
Assists in inventory keeping in the department.
Will assist in patient coverage in other areas as assigned.
Provides Occupational Therapy coverage to Orthopedic Clinic 2x/week.
On-call every third Saturday for weekend Occupational Therapy evaluations.
Responsible for other duties as assigned.
Able to perform administrative duties as needed in lieu of senior staff and/or supervisor.
Required at hire:
Knowledge of theory, principles, terminology and practices of Occupational Therapy.
Knowledge of Occupational Therapy evaluation methods.
Knowledge of Occupational Therapy treatment methods, techniques and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurology, orthopedics and psychology as applied to Occupational Therapy.
Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in providing Occupational Therapy.
Ability to motivate others; to establish rapport with others.
Ability to work as a team member in an interdisciplinary setting.
Ability to communicate effectively to staff and clients (orally or written).
Knowledge of the factors, trends and problems in providing Occupational Therapy.
Ability and willingness to lift/move heavy objects and/or persons.
Necessary competency to treat adult and geriatric patients.
LSH takes pride in helping people recover from illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings. The Hospital serves populations that are mostly indigent, often in the care and custody of state agencies, and present with clinical issues that arise from mental illness, homelessness, and substance abuse. LSH provides 260 inpatient beds and 25 specialty medical clinics, including surgical services, to patients and clients referred by private sector providers and state agencies (including the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Department of Mental Health (DMH), the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS), and the Department of Corrections (DOC)). We strive continuously to improve the quality of life for our patients through the delivery of collaborative treatment and a patient-focused continuum of care. Teaching professionals from various health disciplines always have been a part of the hospital's charge as well.
Shift Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
The incumbent will also be required to be on call 2-3 times per month for weekend coverage as needed.
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 617-971-3087.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience as an occupational therapist.
Possession of a current and valid Occupational Therapist license issued by the Board of Allied Health Professions in accordance with Chapter 667 of the Acts of 1982.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.