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The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a per diem Occupational Therapist. The successful candidate will:
Perform Occupational Therapy evaluations as ordered by a physician.
Based on the evaluation, develop treatment programs with appropriate treatment objectives.
Provide for the implementation of proper treatment programs.
Periodically evaluates the patient’s response to treatment and alters the program appropriately with the physician’s approval.
Administer standard diagnostic or prognostic tests; of neurological signs, range of motion, physical and motor development, gestational age/milestones, reflexes specific to age, and feeding ability.
Formulate an appropriate patient discharge plan considering the patient’s level of function, resources, family needs, and safety issue.
Perform therapy services in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Maintain appropriate patient records, including the initial evaluation, daily treatment charting, progress reports, and discharge summary in the patient’s medical records.
Communicates effectively verbally and in writing to referring physicians.
Provide timely and accurate billing information specific to patient interventions.
Maintain effective relationships with physicians and their office, other departments, and coworkers within the hospital and patients and patient families and outside agencies to provide service after discharge from the hospital.
Maintain patient and employee confidentiality.
Maintain adequate attendance and punctuality.
Maintain a professional appearance and good personal hygiene.
Review of departmental staff meeting minutes and communications.
Demonstration of proper safety practices in the clinic and on hospital units.
Participate in the Performance Improvement process in the accurate assessment of a patient’s progress based on; judgmental criteria and measurable or verifiable criteria.
Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
Experience in Hospital Inpatient Setting.
Days Variable; Hours Variable
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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Internal Number: 494505
About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.