Children s Specialized Hospital, a member of the RWJBH Healthcare System, is the nation s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health.
Children's Specialized Hospital is now in its third century of caring for those in need. Our Boards of Trustees, physicians, therapists, nurses, staff, volunteers, and donors remain dedicated to the very ideals of the Hospital's founders and committed to providing the best care possible so that every child who seeks our help reaches their fullest potential.
At 16 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.
Treats patients with disabilities considering responses as related to the patient s functional adaptation to the environment.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Selects, administers, and interprets assessment tools as designated in competency expectations including: History, Screening, Observations, and Evaluations as appropriated to patients.
Identifies and prioritizes time realistic functional goals for remediation, compensation, adaptation or prevention of deficits.
Selects|utilizes|evaluates the effectiveness of appropriate treatment methods (as designated in competency expectations).
Applies principles of activity analysis for grading physical|perceptual-cognitive|psycho-social demands to produce an optimal mesh of child's or family's abilities to meet environmental demand.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, & team in oral and written formats in both formal and non-formal situations. Communicates effectively with referring physicians and community contacts.
As designated in competency expectations, assists in training others. This may include staff, COTAs, aides and students.
Takes responsibility for seeking supervision or consultation in relationship to clinical performance. Actively contributes to improvement plans effectively utilizes feedback.
Meets competency expectations in explaining symptoms, prognosis and functional limitations for a variety of diagnostic groups.
Makes discharge recommendations appropriate to the child and their family in consideration of child s prognosis, role expectations, and knowledge of community resources (as designated in competency expectations).
Evenings and occasional weekends required
FORMAL EDUCATION AND JOB RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Detailed knowledge of developmental theory and the effects of physical and percepto-cognitive disabilities as well as the psycho-social aspects of functional adaptation to the environment. Ability to evaluate disruptions in performance and plan treatment to minimize disabling effects of these conditions. Ability to work effectively with others. Tact and judgment in performance of duties. Commitment to improving skill level. Good verbal and written English communication skills. Maintain Registration by the NBCOT. Registered by the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board. Maintenance of registration required. Satisfactory completion of Certification Examination of National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists and maintenance of registration required. NJ State Licensure or eligible required. AHA BLS Provider Certification required. Licensed by the state of NJ. Bachelors degree. Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program. Twelve week pediatric affiliation of pediatric experience.
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