01 May
Occupational Therapist-Weekend-UPMC Harrisburg
Pennsylvania, Harrisburg , 17101 Harrisburg USA

Purpose: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 the Rehabilitation Institute. 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 the Rehabilitation Institute.Responsibilities:

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.

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.

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.

Provides verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable.

Participates in the organization's clinical education program by providing clinical supervision of students completing internships from various universities as requested.

Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registration renewal.

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.

Rotates through selected treatment areas when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.

Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and in-service education programs.


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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:Active license in practicing state required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Occupational Therapist (OT)

Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal

Act 33 with renewal

Act 34 with renewal

Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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