Occupational Therapist

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 155377-1A
Date Posted: Jul 2, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary:  Under the supervision of the Therapy Manager Occupational Therapist I is part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the rehabilitation and the promotion of health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation or participation restriction.  Responsibilities include evaluating, planning, preparing, implementing, and documenting individually designed examinations and treatments intended to help patients achieve their highest level of independence, taking into account safety and environmental adaptations, and including activities of daily living and vocational training.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:



1)Patient Care Examination: 

§Examines patient using appropriate testing methods and instrumentation, appropriately records and interprets all findings, and identifies patient needs. 

§Formulates a detailed assessment based upon findings of the examination.

  • Develops treatment plan and patient outcomes, incorporating the input of the patient, their family and other health professionals.  Ensures that the plan and outcomes are functional, time-based, and measurable, and incorporates diagnosis, prognosis, physical/mental status and anticipated lifestyles.




2)Treatment Planning and Intervention: 

§Safely and effectively implements the treatment intervention.  Applies sound clinical judgment and skill.

§Engages a high degree of patient motivation and cooperation in treatment, as evidenced by patient compliance with treatment intervention. 

§Provides patient/family education during therapy and in preparation for discharge. 

§Conducts ongoing assessments of the patient’s status and revises treatment intervention, goals & outcomes as appropriate.




3)Discharge Planning:

  • Initiates discharge planning.  Incorporates patient/family input in the education process.  Participates in multidisciplinary patient care planning.
  • Consults with other allied health professionals as needed. 
  • Discontinues unproductive treatment to patients where indicated.  Transfers patient to nursing or other appropriate staff when occupational therapy services are no longer required, or when the patient has achieved their treatment goals and outcomes. 
  • Documents discharge summary per department policy.




4)Patient Care Documentation:

§Thoroughly and accurately maintains all medical record documentation in accordance with the department policy and procedures. 

§Documents the initial evaluation, daily treatment notes, reassessments and discharge summaries in the medical record according to the standards defined in the department policy and procedure.   




5)Productivity / statistics

  • Meets department standards for productivity.
  • Delegates tasks to support staff when appropriate.
  • Daily statistics are completed by the end of the business day in accordance with the department policy.
  • Applies a thorough knowledge of Quality Improvement Initiatives within the department and organization, and assists in data collection.


  1. Training, Education, and Information Sharing
  • Attends internal and external educational programs and reads appropriate professional journals, in order to maintain and enhance Occupational Therapy skills and clinical outcomes.
  • Shares knowledge and skills with co-workers.
  1. Career Development

?     Develops and maintains occupational therapy skills and knowledge per the Lahey Rehabilitation Services Career Ladder as described in the document ‘Rehabilitation Services Career Ladder”.




  1. Organizational Requirements:
  • Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Confidentiality Policy.
  • Incorporates Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities. 
  • Complies with all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Policies. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.
  • Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  • Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
  • Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  • Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
  • Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.


Minimum Qualifications:


Education: BS in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program.


Licensure, Certification, Registration: Active MA Occupational Therapy license.  


American Heart Association – Basic Life Support (BLS) certified.   


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Occupational therapy theory and practice.
  • Ability to observe, assess and record objective findings, reactions and progress.  Skills in critical judgement and thinking.
  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses, and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the patient.  Clear and effective oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of Occupational therapy services, facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to assess individual patient needs.
  • Skill in maintaining patient medical record.
  • Knowledge of range of therapy methods and techniques.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.


Per Diem

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.