Per Diem Occupational Therapist - NJ Specialty Care Center Locations

Plainsboro, NJ, US, 08536

​Location: LOC_PLAINS-Princeton Plainsboro Spec Care 

Req ID: 210071

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Part Time 


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Job Summary

Renders Occupational therapy services to an assigned caseload of children who are seen in at least two settings at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Contributes to the advancement of Occupational Therapy practice through education of staff therapists, patients / families, interns and other health care providers when appropriate.

This Per Diem role will be working at the New Jersey Specialty Care Centers (Voorhees and Plainsboro).

Job Responsibilities

1. Clinical – 80-90% Direct Patient Care Responsibilities

  • Evaluation: Able to select and administer standardized and non-standardized evaluations on individuals with complex medical, social, psychological issues independently, using advanced problem solving skills to identify necessary resources, including but not limited to adaptive equipment, splinting and casting needs. Ability to identify subtle impairments and its impact on function and disability and develop a plan of care that integrates therapy into the lifestyle of the family.
  • Documentation: Develops individualized therapy plan which includes measurable goals / objectives for treatment, and collaboration with interdisciplinary team members as appropriate. Is thorough, complete and reflects integration of all areas of patient care with an advanced knowledge base and ability to interpret assessment findings.
  • Intervention: Provides advanced procedural interventions. Provide and instruct in the use of adaptive equipment splint and casting needs as clinically indicated.
  • Family Centered Care: Patient education is family centered by considering family lifestyle, environment, learning needs and collaborative goal setting. Results of patient/client interaction include high level of patient satisfaction, reduced risk for impairment, promotion of wellness, identification of community resources. Instructs relevant family members, caregivers and other team members in therapeutic strategies and accommodations and evaluates the effectiveness of teaching.

2. Education

  • Professional Development- Maintains current skills and knowledge by identifying own learning needs, both formally and informally, to practice a lifestyle of life-long learning.
  • Clinical Education- Provides mentorship to staff and students in identified areas when appropriate.
  • Contributes to the current Occupational Therapy body of knowledge via presentations, in services / learning opportunities both in and out of the department when appropriate

3. Interdisciplinary Communication and Coordination of Care

  • Ensures patients and families receive appropriate, comprehensive, efficient and effective quality of care from admission through discharge via relationships that are developed with other health care personnel, both internal and external to CHOP.
  • Able to negotiate differences in opinion within a team and come to the best decision for the patient.

4. Research

  • Applies research to practice
  • Encourages, participates and promotes activities that establishes optimal outcomes of patient management provided by Occupational Therapy.

5. Administration

  • Contributes to department policy/procedures via program development, evaluation forms and clinical guidelines when appropriate.
  • Maintains productivity and fiscal responsibility in the utilization/provision of services
  • Contributes to the development and modification of departmental / hospital systems as needed due to growth and / or changes in clinical programs when appropriate when appropriate.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

OT - Occupational Therapist
OT (Temp Relo)

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or Bachelor’s Degree with a Certificate in Occupational Therapy

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree in Occupational Therap

Additional Technical Requirements

Implements all clinical services in accordance with the professional standards and guidelines of AOTA and other regulatory agencies, as well as hospital and departmental P&P.  Participates in 20 hours documented continuing education within the previous two years, at least 50% of which occurs outside the primary place of employment.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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