Occupational Therapist - Per Diem
Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Description: How have you impacted someone's life today? At
Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the
lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each
and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational
health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care
capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to
apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career,
all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. -The
Occupational Therapist 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
Responsibilties: A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist at
Hackensack Meridian Health -includes: -1. Committee Representative:
Participates on committees as requested by the supervisor.
2. Customer Service: Delivers the highest level of service to all
residents, families and visitors..
3. Delivery of Care: Models and maintains a safe environment in
which to deliver services and employs correct body mechanics during
activities. Demonstrates and implements appropriate treatment
techniques and skills with residents. Completes resident treatments
as scheduled. Gather all information necessary to properly evaluate
the patient's needs as per department policy, including testing and
consultations with other health care professionals, as
4. Discharge Plan: Discharge planning established at initial
evaluation and updated through the course of therapeutic
intervention. Discharge summaries are completed in a timely manner,
reflecting patients' functional status, long-term goal achievement
and appropriate recommendations.
5. DME Assessment: Demonstrates appropriate knowledge in assessing
the need for DME for residents to improve their functional
independence safety. Follows through with appropriate professionals
to ensure proper fitting of the wheelchair to the resident.
6. Documentation Compliance: Prepares written documentation such as
Progress Notes, Reassessments and Discharge Summaries. Progress
notes and Reassessments are completed as per departmental policy
and procedure, and monitor the resident's status and progress
towards goal achievements. Re-evaluations are completed in a timely
manner. Goals and treatment plans are updated as per department
7. Effective Communication: Develops a rapport and mutual respect
with the resident to foster an optimum environment for goal
achievement. Provides education to residents/families based upon
the identified learning needs, in a manner that the
residents/families can demonstrate their concerns.
8. Therapeutic Equipment: Recommends and provides education related
to utilization of appropriate occupational therapy equipment (i.e.:
reachers, splints, etc).
9. Treatment Program: Develops and implements an individualized
program of treatment focused on identified resident needs. Focuses
on achievement of the established goals. Participates in the
ongoing development of the discharge plan that was initiated at the
time of initial assessment.
10. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
11. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of
Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required:1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school.
2. Demonstrates the ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing
3. Strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of
patients and their caregivers.
4. An exceptional focus on teamwork and the ability and passion to
deliver the highest quality of care based on a strong sense of
5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
6. Proficient computer skills that include but are not limited to
Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms. -Education,
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:1. Master's Degree in
Occupational Therapy. -Licenses and Certifications Required:1.
Occupational Therapist License. -Licenses and Certifications
Preferred:1. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification.
-If you feel the above description speaks directly to your
strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!
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