Occupational Therapist
St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network - Pennsylvania

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Nationally recognized St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network is recruiting an Occupational Therapist to join our Occupational Therapy team. This person functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide care to patients in their homes. Essential job functions include:
1. Performs initial evaluation to identify functional deficits. Establishes Plan of Treatment
in consultation with the physician including short and long-term goals.
2. Guides the patient in their use of therapeutic, creative, and/or self-care activities for the
purpose of improving or restoring function and putting function to practical use.
a. Plans program for patient utilizing physical or mental activities, crafts,
avocations, exercises, and daily self-care activities, to reach maximal level of
b. Instructs in the use of equipment that will help improve function in the home.
3. Observes, records and reports patient's response to treatment and any changes in patient's
condition to physician.
4. Communicates with Therapy Supervisor or Clinical Coordinator and appropriate staff in
order to plan total patient and family care. Confers with nursing staff, P.T., S.T., MSW
and HHA's in planning rehabilitation for the patient.

Job Qualifications:

A graduate of a program in Occupational Therapy approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American O.T. Association and engaged in the required supervised clinical experience period prerequisite to registration by the American O.T. Association.

Preferably one or two years experience under a qualified registered Occupational Therapy
supervisor. Home care experience preferred.

Physical Demands:
Heavy Work
Exertional activity
Occasionally lift and/or carry 100 lbs
Frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs
Stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work day

Nonexertional activity
Stooping (bending at the waist) and crouching (stooping and bending at the knees) - required frequently
Handling (grasping) - required frequently
Fingering (fine manipulation) - required only occasionally

Important: The functional capacity to perform heavy work includes the functional capacity to perform medium, light and sedentary work.

As of May 1, 2010, St. Luke's will be screening for nicotine as part of the pre-hire physical. Applicants who test positive will not be offered employment. Applicants who test positive may re-apply in six months.

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