Northwell Health

Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Job Description

Evaluates and treats patients with disabilities, injuries and/or disease in accordance with the written and signed prescription and/or referral of a state licensed physician or other State authorized practitioner.

Job Responsibility

  • 1.Administers direct patient care in accordance with the written and signed prescription of the referring physician or other State authorized practitioner.
    2.Develops and implements treatment plans to improve gross and fine motor coordination, movement and function of upper extremities.
    3.Submits required documentation in accordance with the policies and procedures of the department.
    4.Utilizes thorough and appropriate evaluation techniques to establish realistic goals; designs and implements a treatment plan which best meets the needs of the patient and works toward achieving established goals.
    5.Provides patient remediation in patient’s deficit areas to assist the patient to achieve maximum functioning in his/her daily life.
    6.Reviews and arranges for required Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and instructs patient in use and protocols for dealing with malfunction of same; makes appropriate recommendations for follow-up care upon discharge.
    7.Participates in quality improvement chart reviews and activities.
    8.Treats patients with acute or developmental disabilities using methods including but not limited to: kinetic activities, perceptual training and developmental sequencing.
    9.Instruct patient and significant caregivers in daily living skills including, but not limited to: tub transfers, dressing activities, feeding and household activities in order to promote a more independent and self-sufficient level of functioning.
    10.Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.

Job Qualification

  • 1.Bachelor’s Degree required, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
    2.Current License to practice as a Registered Occupational Therapist in New York State required, plus specialized certifications as needed.
    3.1-3 years of relevant experience, required.

*Additional Salary Detail
The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member’s base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

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