Occupational Therapist

Bethlehem, PA
Posted 2 years ago

Position Description

UIRehab is seeking a confident Occupational Therapist (OT) with exceptional communication and motivational skills to provide practical advice and solutions to enable clients to live full, satisfying, and independent lives. As an OT you will administer, evaluate, and provide quality treatments to assigned clients referred for occupational therapy; supervise the COTAs treatment regimens and sign corresponding documentation; supervise, educate and evaluate OT student interns (Level I and II); and manage support staff (Rehabilitation Aides and Rehabilitation Techs).

Universal Institute is a leading provider of rehabilitation and supportive-living services to individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions. Our home and community-based platform offers Client-centered services with concentration of Activities of Daily Living and Community Reintegration. In addition to physical impairments, our population often has difficulty with attention, concentration, memory, organizational skills, perception, expressing feelings, and at times inappropriate behaviors. At UIRehab, our objective is to encourage our Clients to work toward their personal goals while developing and maintaining the self-assurance to live as independently as possible.

Listed below are the essential functions of your position. This list is not inclusive and you will be required to perform other tasks as determined necessary by supervisory personnel:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides sound occupational-based and client-centered treatment.
  • Evaluates clients in accordance with the diagnosis and prescription.
  • Develops and revises appropriate treatment program to achieve the established goals.
  • Develops and revises rehabilitation goals and treatment objectives as needed.
  • Assures safety of clients and staff during treatment sessions.
  • Monitors patient progress, response to treatments, and provides revisions to program as required.
  • Maintains all appropriate documentation with date and signatures.
  • Carries out treatment programs and/or supervises COTA and Rehabilitation Aides and Techs in carrying out treatment programs.
  • Contacts referring physician for clarification or elaboration of treatment orders and recommended changes as indicated.
  • Participates in other related departmental activities such as meetings, clerical duties, and maintenance of inventory care of equipment.
  • Evaluates for, documents, and obtains necessary durable medical equipment (DME) and adaptive equipment (AD).
  • Actively participates in outcomes measurement programs as assigned.
  • Actively participates with discharge planning.
  • Participates in clinical education program of occupational therapy students.
  • Participates in care coordination services through completion of monthly clinical summaries.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Compassionate by nature.
  • Approachable with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to listen.
  • The ability to speak persuasively and communicate effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong desire to help people.
  • Well-organized and dependable.
  • Ability to think quickly and remain level-headed in an emergency.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university or college.
  • Pennsylvania State Licensure.
  • Current registry by the National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
  • CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Completion of specific procedural skills competency.

Requirements Relating to Position

  • Have criminal clearances as per 35 P.S. §10225.101 seq. and 6 PA Code Chapter 15.
  • Must be able to drive UIRehab’s handicapped accessible transportation van.

Physical Demands

  • Must be physically able to assist clients in safe evacuation from the site in the event of an emergency within time frame specified by licensing requirements.
  • Must be physically able to perform CPR and First Aid in the event of an emergency.
  • On a daily basis, almost constant physical and other interaction with brain injured individuals.
  • On a daily basis, approximately 40% of time spend standing, 40% walking, and 20% sitting.
  • Occasionally required to lift 100 lbs, carry 20 lbs, and push 150 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach.
  • Must me able to speak, hear, and see. Depth perception is required.

Work Environment

Involves regular interaction with a wide variety of unpredictable and often inappropriate conduct and comments by brain-injured individuals.

Employee Benefits

  • Universal Institute offers a comprehensive employee benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, 401(K) savings plan, pension plan, personal and sick days, vacation, and holidays. These benefits are available to all regular, full-time employees.

Standard Requirements of Employment

  • To be considered for employment, all applicants must meet the standard minimum requirements:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Must have a valid PA/NJ Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
  • Prior to employment, all new hires must complete:
    • Physical and Mantoux test.
    • Exclusion Check.
    • Criminal History Background Check –
      • PATCH Background Check (two year PA residents)
      • FBI Background Check (non-PA residents)

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO Universal Rehabilitation and Fitness Institute Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

We would love to hear from you!

If you have a passion for learning new things, sharing your knowledge with others, and recognize that a positive attitude is what matters most, UIRehab might be the right place for you. To apply for this opportunity, please share your interest by completing the information below.

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