Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network - Pennsylvania

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Nationally recognized St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network is recruiting a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Occupational Therapy team. This position functions as a member of the professional staff, providing coordinated occupational therapy to patients of all age groups under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist.

Specific functions include:

* Administers the occupational therapy treatment plan as developed by the OTR.

* Facilitates the patient's ROM, strength coordination, use of adaptive equipment and environmental modifications, functional mobility and safety issues as related to patients ADL performance needs under the supervision of the OTR.

* Communicates with the Therapy Supervisor or Clinical Coordinator and appropriate staff in order to plan total patient and family care. Confers with P.T., nursing staff, S.T., MSW and HHA's in planning rehabilitation for the patient.

* Observes, records and reports patient's response to treatment and any changes in patient's condition to physician and/or clinical supervisor.

Job Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited school of occupational therapy with an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy. Licensed as a COTA in the Commonwealth of PA.

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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