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Occupational Therapist-School Rehabilitation (Per Diem)

Job ID: 192971
Category: Physical/Occupational Therapy
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: Mercerville, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Per Diem

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  • The main function of the Occupational Therapist, Pediatric School Rehabilitation – Pemberton is to coordinate the delivery of contracted Pediatric Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy services in the Pemberton School District . This includes assisting in budget preparation, recruiting, orienting, supervising, evaluating, and scheduling staff, monitoring and reporting quality through the Quality Improvement programs of The Princeton HealthCare System.

  • The Department of Rehabilitation provides services in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the various disciplines and the Bylaws of the Princeton HealthCare System. Practice involves the examination, evaluation, treatment and instruction of patients and their family members for the prevention, habilitation, and rehabilitation of physical or psychiatric or learning disability, functional deficit and/or pain. Such practice includes but is not limited to the following areas: orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, pediatrics, rheumatology, neonatology, cardio-pulmonary, community health, oncology, psychiatry. It may also involve education and research.


1.Assessing the Occupational therapy needs of the patient, preparing the rehabilitation plan of care based on the assessment that integrates goals, treatment, outcomes and discharge plan, providing rehabilitation service to the patient as specified in the rehabilitation plan of care, reassessing the patients response to services provided and revising the rehabilitation plan of care as needed.

2.Documents care given within the Daily Treatment Note in the paper chart to support the delivery of therapy services.

3.Incorporates an understanding of economic factors in the delivery of services and maintains compliance with productivity standards of the department as specified in the staffing plan.

4.Performs a patient examination in a technically competent manner

5.Plans and implements in-service and continuing educational activities to meet identified learning needs and performance improvement initiatives. Participating in staff education activities and providing consultation to facility personnel

6.Participates in marketing and community education functions as requested.

Other Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

1.Supervises and evaluates the performance of the Pediatric School Rehab staff OT's.

2.Directs the training, education and orientation of the staff and maintains a program for self-development.

3.Participates in establishing and monitoring the quality improvement program, regulatory compliance and other legally mandated functions.

4.Contributes to the preparation and monitoring of the budget.

5.Administers the safety and security program.

6.Prepares and monitors policy and procedure, and goals and objectives.

7.Uses appropriate communication techniques with staff, physicians, administration, and patients.

8.Actively supports current administrative policies.

9.Responsible for meeting or exceeding current productivity standards.

10.Demonstrates fiscal responsibility for all resources.

11.Actively facilitates the development of new and current programs.

12.Demonstrates appropriate problem solving utilizing all available resources.

13.Operates clinical services in accordance with established code of ethics and standards of practice for the disciplines.

14.Supports customer service and performance improvement goals of the department; collaborates with other care givers/staff, within and outside the department, to develop means of enhancing patient care and service.

15.Maintains standards of confidentiality.

16.Performs duties outlined in appropriate professional staff job description relative to patient care.

17.Age-Specific Knowledge & Skills – demonstrate the knowledge, skill and attitude necessary to meet the physical, psychological and social needs within the age and developmental levels of the patients served in the department.

18.Participates in unit compliance as related to established standards. Other duties and projects as assigned.


A Bachelors Degree or equivalent from an educational program of either Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech-Language Pathology accredited by the appropriate organization. If educated outside the United States, the individual must possess the appropriate educational requirement

Related Work Experience: 

Sufficient years of experience providing service to children and/or adults with a wide variety of disorders, and a minimum of two years in a senior position with experience in supervising student and staff clinicians.

Licensure, Certification or Registration Requirements:

  • Certification or licensure in Occupational Therapy from The New Jersey Board of Occupational Therapy Licensure.
  • The Pediatric Schools Therapist must possess a valid driver’s license and have the use of a car during work hours.
  • An individual must qualify for Pediatric School Certification by the State of New Jersey.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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