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Tufts Medicine Occupational Therapist in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Profile Summary

​This role focuses on assessing the needs of patients who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities and delivering therapy services to improve their developmental, physical or cognitive impairment. In addition, this role focuses on performing the following Occupational Therapy duties: Evaluates patients and helps them improve basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also compensate for permanent loss of function by teaching them to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. These patients may have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. Assists patients in selecting appropriate adaptive equipment and assistive devices. A professional individual contributor role that may direct the work of other lower level professionals or manage processes and programs. The majority of time is spent overseeing the design, implementation or delivery of processes, programs and policies using specialized knowledge and skills typically acquired through advanced education. An experienced level role that applies practical knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. Works independently with general supervision, problems faced are difficult but typically not complex, and may influence others within the job area through explanation of facts, policies and practices.

Job Overview

This position evaluates, develops and implements specific treatment programs for individual patients with a wide variety of disabilities in the inpatient, transitional care, and outpatient settings. This position is educated and experienced in treating patients of all age groups according the principles and practice of occupational therapy. Treatment plans are intended to help patients achieve a maximum level independence effecting their activities of daily living using various therapeutic exercises, activities, modalities and skills.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications :

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

  2. Occupational Therapy (OT) license.

  3. National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy registration.

  4. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

  5. One (1) year of clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications :

  1. Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

  2. Two (2) years of clinical experience.

Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Provides comprehensive evaluation and assessment of patient’s physical, cognitive and self-care status. Assesses and reassesses patient pain and other problem areas, including the patient’s goals to develop appropriate treatment plans to assist patient in attaining maximum functional outcomes.

  2. Sets realistic short- and long-term goals and plan of care related to patient’s occupational therapy needs within the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary systems.

  3. Interacts professionally with patient and family; involves patient in the formation of plan of care; formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning, cultural and psychosocial needs.

  4. Communicates clearly and appropriately to patients, families, physicians, staff and all other customer groups.

  5. Demonstrates the ability to carry out the appropriate treatment plan. Demonstrates initiative, organization, and follow-through.

  6. Works directly and collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team, the patient, and the patient’s family to promote maximum level of patient safety and independence in discharge planning.

  7. Supervises and educates students and evaluates the students performance.

  8. Educates colleagues and hospital employees regarding role of occupational therapy.

  9. Maintains and completes proper and timely documentation in the medical record for all patients treated to promote communication to physicians and to ensure proper reimbursement.

  10. Ensures documentation and billing is accurate and reflective of services provided in accordance with departmental guidelines.

Physical Requirements :

  1. Occasional sitting, frequent standing, walking & transferring of patients.

  2. Manual dexterity using fine hand manipulation to operate computer keyboard, dexterity to provide quantitative testing and manual treatment techniques to a wide variety of patients.

  3. Ability to see computer screen and reports. Visually assess injury and functional status of patients. and

  4. Ability to audibly assess patient subjective complaints.

Skills & Abilities:

  1. Demonstrate interpersonal skills including communication, teamwork, and willing to work one-on-one or a group basis.

  2. Ability to work independently, to be self-motivated and well organized. Ability to function well in very busy situations.

  3. Responsible and reliable.

  4. Demonstrates flexibility and able to adjust to changes at a moment’s notice.

  5. Maturity to operate effectively within a multi-disciplinary setting.

  6. Able to work effectively with a wide variety of patients with acute and long-term disability.

  7. Ability to read/write and communicate in English.

  8. Ability to assess the needs of patients of all different age populations in order to provide care appropriately.

  9. Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effects and adjusts plan of care as appropriate.

  10. Knowledge of occupational therapy principles, practices, and other treatment skills.

  11. Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect and adjust plan of care as appropriate.

  12. Demonstrates proper time management skills to attain department productivity while assuring quality patient care.

  13. Ability to apply knowledge of physical modalities, splinting, therapeutic exercise, adaptive equipment and other treatment skills.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .