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Occupational Therapist

Wilmington, DE 19801
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This position provides 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 and the Delaware Valley policies and procedures.


  • Must be eligible for Delaware licensure
  • Must hold a primary license ( DE) 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.
  • Member of professional specialty organizations (AOTA, State OT Assoc.) preferred.

Essential Functions
  • Based on programmatic need and licensure requirements may be required to provide inpatient/outpatient coverage at various locations associated with Nemours.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults.
  • Able to provide occupational therapy services to a variety of patient types with recognition of his/her own limitations while seeking appropriate mentorship as needed.
  • Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy #7980.3.3, Joint Commission, and CARF standards.
  • Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to recommend durable medical equipment, home/school modifications and transitional therapy program prior to discharge from therapy.
  • Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
  • Completes all mandatory training which may include, but is not limited to safety, infection control, corporate compliance, HIPAA, bioterrorism, CPR and program specific respiratory training.
  • Participates in triage and coverage planning as necessary to meet patient care and departmental needs.
  • When required by assignment, participates in weekend/holiday inpatient coverage rotation, including checking the code blue cart per guideline #7980.GL.24.
  • Team Work: Participates in conflict identification and resolution. Works cooperatively on multidisciplinary, single discipline, program specific and specialty teams. Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.
  • Professional Development: Level I and II : Independently seeks to expand clinical knowledge and evidenced based practice through literature reviews, inservices, courses and mentorships. Level III and IV: Reviews new clinical tools, reviews discipline specific competencies and provides input on new treatment intervention strategies to ensure evidenced-based and current practices. Generates and disseminates clinical evidence-based knowledge within specialty area on a national and regional level. Prepares and submits abstracts for poster, platform and leads programming for national and regional conferences related to specialty area. Serves on professional association committees. Leads and attends occupational therapy meetings as scheduled.

Performance Skills

  • Possesses clinical and technical skills as outlined in clinical competencies
  • Demonstrates commitment to the 10 Nemours Standards of Behavior
  • Consistently uses the AIDET Service Excellence Model to exhibit customer service and service recovery skills to person served and other stakeholders
  • Works with team; extends him/herself to team; makes work environment comfortable for colleagues
  • Thinks pro-actively; schedules time efficiently; works independently
  • Builds and fosters professional relationships
  • Stays current on technological aspects of position
  • Willingness to accept change
  • Takes direction; accepts feedback, makes suggestions
  • Uses listening skills (non-verbal communications, rephrasing, etc.)
  • Makes timely decisions and asks questions as appropriate for patient safety, departmental systems flow, etc.
  • Must have the ability to work well with others.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Good communications skills are required, both written and verbal.

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Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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Occupational Therapist
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