Occupational Therapist Per Diem - Inpatient Therapist

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 162390-1A
Date Posted: Nov 19, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

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.


6)      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.

7)      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”.



8)      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.

Scheduled Hours

Per Diem   -  2 weekend days/month are required.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

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