Northwell Health: Occupational Therapist Pediatrics – New Hyde Park, NY
Occupational Therapist Pediatrics Job Description
As an Occupational Therapist, you will evaluate and treat patients with disabilities, injuries, and/or diseases in agreement with the written and signed prescription or referral of a state licensed physician or other state authorized practitioner. You will collaborate with a team of medical professionals to determine the treatment to maximize the patient’s potential for recovery/improvement. You will be expected to deliver the highest quality of patient care to (or “intending to”) providing an exceptional patient experience.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy required. Master’s Degree, preferred.
- Must be currently licensed as Occupational Therapist in New York State OR Must have a valid
- permit and become licensed and registered within one (1) year of employment.
- Acute Care Experience, preferred
- Pediatric Experience, preferred
- Utilizes thorough and appropriate evaluation techniques to establish realistic goals. Designs and implements a treatment plan which best meets the needs of the patient and works toward achieving established goals.
- Develops and implements treatment plans to improve gross and fine motor coordination, movement and function of upper extremities.
- Treats patients with acute or developmental disabilities using methods including but not limited to kinetic activities, perceptual training, and developmental sequencing.
- Instruct patient and significant caregivers in daily living skills including, but not limited to tub transfers, dressing activities, feeding and household activities to promote a more independent and self-sufficient level of functioning.
- Participates in quality improvement chart reviews and activities.
- Reviews and arranges for required Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and instructs patient in use and protocols for dealing with malfunction of same. Makes appropriate recommendations for follow-up care upon discharge.
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