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Occupational Therapist (OT) - School Program

Requisition ID:

22160015

Business Unit:

St. Vincent's Special Needs Center

Location:

Trumbull, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM

 

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.

 

St. Vincent's Special Needs Services is an approved private special education school that serves students from 3-21 who have significant multiple disabilities and complex medical needs. We are currently seeking an Instructional Aide to manage the daily activities of the assigned class.

 

Job Summary: Evaluates and treats patients with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or psychosocial deficits.

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patient 's ability to safely and effectively perform independent living skills. Designs the appropriate plan of care, including type and frequency of treatment.
  • Implements the treatment plan using appropriate modalities.
  • Documents findings of patient progress.
  • Monitors and modifies the plan of care as needed. Seeks consultation as necessary.
  • Educates the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits. Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from therapy services and provides information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support programs.
  • Oversees the care provided by certified occupational therapy assistants and therapy technicians according to established regulations and practice standards.
  • Communicates/documents information relevant to patient care to ensure effective, efficient delivery of quality service, and maximum reimbursement for services rendered.
  • Demonstrates efficient utilization of products, supplies, equipment and time to ensure the timely completion of duties and promote the smooth operation of the department.
  • Meets productivity targets.
  • Actively employs established safety precautions and procedures in performance of job responsibilities in order to ensure a saf environment for patients, guests and co-workers.
  • Other Duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required Credential(s):
• Licensed Occupational Therapist specializing in Occupational Therapy (OTR) credentialed from the Connecticut Department of Public Health obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.


One or more of the following:
• Certified Heart Saver AED credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
• Certified Heart Saver AED credentialed from the American Red Cross obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.


Education:
• Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program. Bachelor Degree required, Master's Degree preferred and One year related experience preferred
• Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program.

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