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Occupational Therapist - Rehabilitation General ( PER DIEM)

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St. Vincent's Medical Center


Bridgeport, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 1 holiday per year, 1 weekend day per month

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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.

Job Summary:
• Evaluates and treats patients with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or

  psychosocial deficits.


• Assesses patient 's ability to safely and effectively perform independent living

  skills. Designs the appropriate plan of care, including type and frequency of

• 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

• Oversees the care provided by certified occupational therapy assistants and

  therapy technicians according to established regulations and practice

• 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 safe environment for

  patients, guests and co-workers.
• Other Duties as assigned


Licensure / Certification / Registration:
• Required Credential(s):
• Licensed Rehab 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.


• Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from an accredited occupational therapy program. Must have working knowledge of the basic occupational therapy skills and basic computer skills to develop proficiency in utilizing the Electronic Medical Record and billing systems.

• Able to integrate evaluation of patient's condition with the treatment plan required to optimize the patient's rehab potential within the limits of the treatment setting.

• Possess writing skills to accurately and succinctly document patient's abilities and progress in the medical record. Previous experience preferred. Will consider a new graduate.

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