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Tufts Medicine Per Diem In Patient Occupational Therapist in Melrose, Massachusetts

We’re saving lives, building careers, and reimagining healthcare. We can’t wait to grow alongside you.

Melrose/Wakefield Hospital, part of the Tufts Medicine system, has been offering the highest quality and accessible healthcare to the local community for over 130 years. With two hospital campuses, Level III Trauma Center, Level III Special Care Nursery, Breast Health Center, Cardiovascular Center and over 20 locations and 50 specialties, Melrose/Wakefield Hospital offers many opportunities to grow your career.

If you are passionate about providing care in your local community, come join our team

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.

Why Join Us?

Competitive salaries

Free on-site Parking

Opportunities for career growth

Location: Melrose/Wakefield - 585 Lebanon Street - Melrose, MA

Hours: Per Diem Days - Monday thru Friday with a weekend rotation

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

  2. Occupational Therapy (OT) license.

  3. National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy registration.

  4. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

  5. One (1) year 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.

About Melrose/Wakefield Hospital

Melrose/Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford are two campuses with one community in mind: the people of north suburban Boston. Melrose/Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital are distinguished by the range of high-quality clinical care and services. Our teams welcome everyone with hospitality and humanity. We focus on reducing health disparities through 40+ local health programs across a system of hospitals, urgent care locations, outpatient services, and community physicians.

Core to our values, Melrose/Wakefield Hospital’s commitment to community is demonstrated by our many local health programs throughout our service area and participation in partnerships with community agencies and events, and education programs in more than 10 communities to support the wellness and health of our residents.

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 careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

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