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Occupational Therapist, Hand Therapist - Per Diem

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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 is responsible for occupational therapy evaluation and treatment planning for physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation or adaption of assigned patients to a disability, utilizing professional skills. Provides quality occupational therapy services with assistance of COTA. This position requires an ability to be creative, adaptable and the ability for independent judgment of assigned duties. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Completes patient evaluations, develops treatment plans and implements treatment programs.
Administers treatment at multiple locations for in/out patients.
Supervises COTA daily as needed.
Complete timely communication and documentation of patient related information.
Represents OT in various multidisciplinary meetings.
Assists in OT department cross training of OT personnel.
Supervises OTR/ COTA field work students and volunteers.
Promotes safety in the department on a daily basis and participates in and presents in-services to OT staff and others.
Assists in developing and implementing program development.
Provides back-up for departmental therapists during vacation periods.
Must be able to sit for up to ninety minutes at a time. - Be able to tolerate standing for thirty to forty-five minutes consecutively. - Must be able to use hands/fingers to manipulate dials on machines. - Must have the ability to lift/move patients up to 200 lbs., push/pull patients weighing up to 200 lbs. - 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.
Four -year Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Master's Degree preferred.
Successful completion course work and completion of required clinical affiliations from an accredited occupational therapy educational program. CPR certification

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.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Occupational Therapist, Hand Therapist - Per Diem, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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