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Occupational Therapist - Pediatrics

Occupational Therapist - Pediatrics

Position Type 
Per Diem
CentraState Medical Center
Flexibility Required
Posted Date 
Work Schedule 

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Provides occupational therapy to inpatients and outpatients to assist them in regaining physical or mental function and/or to adjust to handicaps.


  • Effectively evaluates the patient's performance in areas of daily living, recreation, education and social activities.
  • Develops appropriate therapeutic plan based on patient assessment and physician's orders.
  • Observes patient/resident progress and updates plan as indicated.
  • Provides occupational therapy treatment including splinting and ADL training.
  • Coordinates care plan with other healthcare providers.
  • Provides education to the patient/family regarding the disease processes and planned treatment/intervention. Provides instruction in the areas of health promotion, activity and medication as appropriate.
  • Teaches patients functional prevocational and homemaking skills and activities of daily living to help them regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to their handicaps.
  • Evaluates the patient's progress, goal attainment and need for further services following discharge.
  • Documents results of diagnostic evaluations, care plan and Resident progress in medical record.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.


Work Experience:

  • Previous experience in an Acute Care Hospital setting preferred.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current License in Occupational Therapy required/ New Jersey


Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong customer service skills.

Physical Demands


Working Conditions:

Normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.



 Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


Physical Demands:

Sitting - Rarely

Standing/Walking – Continuously

Kneeling/Stooping - Frequently

Bending/Climbing - Occasionally

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Frequently

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Frequently

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Rarely

Typing/Filing - Rarely



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.