• Assistant Director-Occupational Therapy

    Location US-NY-New York
    ID
    2018-3291
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Hospital
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
  • Overview

    In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan our teams provide care for over 313,000 outpatient visits, nearly 70,000 emergency room visits and more than 13,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with New York Medical College.

     

    Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Chief of Occupational Therapy, the Assistant Director performs clinical, supervisory tasks and assists with administrative tasks of the Occupational Therapy division. 

     
    • Evaluate and treat a varied caseload (including neurological, orthopedic, medical and surgical pts) at the discretion of the Chief of OT and in accordance with a physician's prescription. 
    • Completes all required documentation for patient care and reimbursement in a timely manner as determined by the department
    • Promote excellence in OT by effective mentoring and guiding new (staff) therapists in the clinical knowledge/skills of OT
    • Assists in evaluating staff performance
    • Provides Occupational therapy in-service education to the OT staff and the rehab department.
    • Assists in coordination of the Occupational Therapy Student Program by teaching and training assigned OT students in the appropriate OT techniques, skills and procedures.  Demonstrate a genuine interest in assisting students in enhancing their knowledge and skill levels.  Encourage positive learning experiences for career advancement.
    • Actively engages other colleagues in clinical learning experience/knowledge of OT rehab
    • Provide orientation to medical students on the theory and practice of Occupational therapy (on a monthly basis)
    • Provide Occupational therapy input in the bi-monthly wheelchair clinic, which includes ordering specific types of wheelchairs.
    • Assists in preparation of statistical surveys performed in the occupational therapy section
    • Attends rounds and clinics appropriate to area assignment
    • Keeps daily attendance record of patients

    Qualifications

    • Baccalaureate, or preferably post-baccalaureate graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy Program
    • Current OT License and registration by the New York State Department of Education
    • A minimum of (5) years' of relevant experience
    • Supervisory experience and educational responsibilities preferred.

     

     

     

    EOE M/F/D/V

     

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