Occupational Therapist

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/25/2022 9:27 AM)
Job ID
2022-3573
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-PA-Langhorne
Category
Clinical

Overview

Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of clients with developmental, neurological or orthopedic disorders; assists with staff training and environmental assessments; develops and monitors adaptive equipment.

Responsibilities

  • Provide occupational therapy services to clients in individual, group and consultative therapy.
  • Evaluates clients for perceptual-motor, sensory integration, postural reflexes, upper extremity assessment (bimanual coordination, range of motion, strength, tactile/kinesthetic awareness, fine motor coordination), basic and advanced activities of daily living, feeding skills, work tolerance, developmental levels, life skills, cognitive-perceptual training, etc.
  • Evaluates for and recommends adaptive feeding equipment.
  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Team process; completes requisite paperwork per timelines established by Beechwood.
  • Recommends modifications in residential and classroom settings to facilitate OT goals.
  • Provides in-service training to staff.
  • Fabricates splints, based on physician evaluation and prescription.
  • Directs clients and staff in care and use of splints and adaptive equipment.
  • Participates in orthopedic clinic.
  • Consults with physical therapists, speech therapists and adaptive equipment specialist regarding client/program needs.
  • Keeps accurate records of client’s treatment, tests, reactions and evaluations of progress on a monthly/quarterly report.
  • Directs activities of COTA, occupational therapy aides and volunteer workers.
  • Instructs occupational therapy students in occupational theory, treatment and techniques.
  • Accumulates 24 training hours per year.
  • Provides training to staff.
  • Attends and participates in weekly department meetings.
  • Keeps abreast of new procedures and techniques by reading professional literature, attending continuing educational seminars and professional meetings.
  • Maintains current CPR and First Aid training.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of accredited occupational therapy program; current license in the state of Pennsylvania or be eligible for licensure
  • PA driver’s license
  • Able to lift/transfer a minimum of 50 pounds. 

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