As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
This benefits eligible position provides pediatric occupational therapy patient examination, evaluation, intervention, documentation, parent/caregiver education, communication and coordination of care with medical/clinical staff and outside agencies as appropriate within the guidelines designated by the department.
Bachelor's degree required
Must hold a primary license (DE, PA, or NJ) A second license will be required for all clinical positions. Must submit license or proof of application submission with 2 weeks of job acceptance, but this second license is not required to be active at the start of employment. All clinical staff will maintain dual licensure (DE, PA, NJ).
BLS certification Basic Life Support (within 6 months of date of hire) and must be maintained for duration of employment.
Clinical affiliation and/or work experience in pediatrics is preferred. Experience with physically and/or mentally challenged populations preferred
Member of professional specialty organizations (AOTA, State OT Assoc.) preferred.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults. 2. Independently provides and coordinates age appropriate occupational therapy treatment plans, treatment and consultation in typical patient care situations. 3. Completes timely documentation as required by policy, JCAHO, and CARF standards. 4. Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member. 5. Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, transition of care, etc. 6. Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with the insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Assesses existing and develops new activities that promote general knowledge and professionalism within the department; participates in peer review process. Attends inservices/continuing education, provides updates in the form of inservices to the department. 2. Participates in program, discipline, specialty, and hospital/satellite CQI projects. 3. Contributes to discipline and program committees to enhance patient care; assists in assessing current procedures and assists in developing methods of improvement related to patient care. 4. Participates in activities to increase program use, awareness, and marketability in meeting goals of the department. Attends monthly program meetings. 5. Assists in mentoring affiliating occupational therapy students, new occupational therapy staff, support personnel, and volunteers. Adequately and appropriately provides OTA supervision. Assists with department wide student teaching; participates in student and volunteer program organization. 6. Participates in single discipline, multi-disciplinary, and specialty teams. Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment. 7. Contributes to the growth and development of specialty areas within the occupational therapy discipline. Develops ties with professional organizations. Provides educational inservices and experiences to the discipline/department and outside community. Attends department occupational therapy meetings as scheduled. May participate in promotional activities for occupational therapy and/or Nemours. 8. Completes department and Delaware Valley annual mandatory inservice training. Maintains CPR requirements. 9. Must have the ability to work well with others. 10. Regular attendance is required. 11. Good communications skills are required, both written and verbal.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.