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Occupational Therapist - Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist - Per Diem

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Occup Therapist - Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview

Provides occupational therapy services to neonatal and pediatric inpatients at Holy Name who have been referred for treatment by a physician.

What you will do

  • Reviews and notes pertinent information from patient’s medical chart prior to beginning initial evaluation.
  • Selects and administers appropriate occupational therapy evaluation procedures based on patient’s diagnoses and physician’s referral. Performs evaluations, develops treatment plans and provides direct patient care as the patient’s condition indicates within their scope of practice and experience.
  • Develops appropriate short term and long term goals with patient, family members and caregivers.
  • Designs and constructs effective splints/orthotic devices when indicated.
  • Instructs and educates patients, family, and caregivers as needed
  • Administers modalities within their training and experience in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Coordinates the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.
  • Instructs patients and caregivers in special techniques to compensate or overcome physical limitations based on ADL, visual/perceptual, orthotic and general functional needs.
  • Provides and instructs patient and caregivers in appropriate and safe home exercise programs when necessary.
  • Coordinates patient schedules with other caregivers.
  • Assists in cleaning and organizing of the entire department.
  • Records evaluation findings, progress and discharge summaries in medical chart in a timely fashion and reports similar information at team meetings, rounds, conferences and physicians.
  • Consistently ensures that all patient charges are entered into the computer on a timely basis and prepares statistical sheets
  • Supervises affiliating occupational therapy students when needed.
  • Cares for occupational therapy equipment and maintains good order and safety within department.
  • Prioritize caseload, determine daily staffing needs and coordinate assignments/handoffs.
  • Presents in-service programs a minimum or 1 time per year
  • Assists in departmental marketing and educates medical and other hospital staff about services provided by occupational therapy.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy required or
  • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy required

Experience Qualifications

  • 2 years' clinical experience required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to treat patients of all ages, all types of disabilities and multiple medical problems.
  • Ability to apply appropriate body mechanics and use of assistive equipment in all patient transfers.

Licenses and Certifications

  • OT - Occupational Therapist – Registered Occupational Therapy License from the state of NJ. upon hire required and
  • BCLS - Basic Life Support American Heart Association upon hire required or
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) American Heart Association AED Certification upon hire required and
  • AOTA - Occupational Therapy Certification by the American Occupational Therapy Association or eligible upon hire required

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.