Occupational Therapist


hmh res care inc- brick Brick Requisition # 2019-61798 ShiftDay StatusPer Diem Weekend WorkEvery Fourth Weekend HolidaysTwo of 6 On CallNo On-Call Required Standard hours per week19

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Overview

Evaluates, plans and implements a goal oriented Occupational Therapy treatment program that focuses on restoring function, activities of daily living, fine motor skills/coordination, cognitive functioning and preventing further disability as a result of trauma, disease, amputation, congenital defects, surgery and other debilitating illnesses. Provides an optimum environment for functional goal achievement. Utilizes interdisciplinary collaboration and available resources to provide care.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Gathering all information necessary to properly evaluate the patient's needs, including testing and consultations with other health care professionals, as appropriate.
  • Administering evaluations in a manner appropriate to the patient's disability, demonstrating respect for the patient's needs.
  • Incorporating evaluative findings in establishing time-oriented functional and measurable short and long-term goals,.
  • Developing and implementing individualized treatment programs based on established goals.
  • Developing a rapport and mutual respect with the patient/caregiver, as well as team members, to foster an optimum environment in support of goal achievement.
  • Recommending and providing education related to utilization of appropriate occupational therapy equipment (i.e. assistive devices, taping, bracing).
  • Providing and documenting education to patients/caregivers based upon identified learning needs in an understandable manner.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy

Registered by AOTA