At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Occupational Therapist Fellow will be responsible for:
Performing complex diagnostic evaluations upon referral and in accordance with departmental and professional guidelines and standards. Verifies appropriateness of referral, contacting provider as necessary. Reviewing patient medical history/record and selects, administers and interprets a broad range of standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements in order to assess patients' functional status related to cardiopulmonary, developmental, musculoskeletal, neurological and sensorimotor function. Integrates knowledge into clinical decisions and recommendations.
Developing and implementing individualized patient treatment programs. Establishing treatment goals and administers appropriate occupational therapy procedures and modalities. Preparing discharge plans and home treatment programs. Providing education to patients and families. Monitoring treatment outcomes, modifying program as needed and communicating recommendations to physicians and other providers.
Designing, fabricating and/or recommending orthotics, adaptive/assistive equipment and technology for patients, including those with complex, rare or multiple dysfunctions. Integrates knowledge into clinical decision making in order to meet specific treatment objectives. Communicating with equipment designers and/or vendors regarding equipment specifications and patient needs. Training patients, families and/or caretakers in use/operation of prescribed orthotics/equipment, monitors and evaluates effectiveness and initiates modifications as needed.
Recording assessments, diagnoses and treatment in patient medical record according to established documentation standards.
To qualify, you must:
Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy.
Be a graduate of an OT program accredited by ACOTE or approved by the WFOT (required by AOTA)
Have successfully passed the NBCOT exam for initial certification (required by AOTA)
Minimum of 3 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist.
Current CPR certification
MA state licensure as an Occupational Therapist is required.
The Boston Children's Hospital Occupational Therapy Fellowship program is 50 weeks, divided into several modules, covering Neuro-developmental populations, Acute Inpatient Care, Developmental and Childhood Diseases, Early Intervention, Pediatric Upper Extremity Conditions, Pediatric Psychological and Chronic Pain as well as Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology. Fellows are compensated and are eligible for benefits through BCH, because they are considered employees of the Boston Children's Hospital. Fellowship dates: August 19, 2019 – August 7, 2020 allowing for Fellow to have time off during the year.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.