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Occupational Therapist- Pediatrics in Mountainside, NJ at Pride Health

Date Posted: 5/20/2019

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Job Description

We are hiring several Occupational Therapists to work with pediatrics in northern New Jersey in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Essential Job Functions 
* Selects, administers, and interprets assessment tools as designated in competency expectations including: History, Screening, Observations, and Evaluations as appropriated to patients.
* Identifies and prioritizes time realistic functional goals for remediation, compensation, adaptation or prevention of deficits.
* Selects/utilizes/evaluates the effectiveness of appropriate treatment methods (as designated in competency expectations).
* Applies principles of activity analysis for grading physical/perceptual-cognitive/psycho-social demands to produce an optimal mesh of child's or family's abilities to meet environmental demand.
* Communicates effectively with patients, families, & team in oral and written formats in both formal and non-formal situations. Communicates effectively with referring physicians and community contacts.
* As designated in competency expectations, assists in training others. This may include staff, COTAs, aides and students.
* Takes responsibility for seeking supervision or consultation in relationship to clinical performance. Actively contributes to improvement plans effectively utilizes feedback.
* Meets competency expectations in explaining symptoms, prognosis and functional limitations for a variety of diagnostic groups.
* Makes discharge recommendations appropriate to the child and their family in consideration of child’s prognosis, role expectations, and knowledge of community resources (as designated in competency expectations).

Schedule will include evening hours.

Requirements    Formal Education and Job-Related Experience 
* Detailed knowledge of developmental theory and the effects of physical and percepto-cognitive disabilities as well as the psycho-social aspects of functional adaptation to the environment. Ability to evaluate disruptions in performance and plan treatment to minimize disabling effects of these conditions. Ability to work effectively with others. Tact and judgment in performance of duties. Commitment to improving skill level. Good verbal and written English communication skills. Membership in AOTA preferred.

* Satisfactory completion of Certification Examination of National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists and maintenance of registration required. NJ State Licensure or eligible required.

* Licensed by the state of NJ

Education and Experience - Additional Comments 
* Bachelors degree. graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program. Twelve week pediatric affiliation of pediatric experience.