Occupational Therapist, Per Diem

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 172943-1A
Date Posted: Jan 6, 2022
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.


About the Job


JOB SUMMARY:          

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by planning, preparing and carrying out comprehensive individualized programs of treatment to achieve desired outcomes. This clinical staff professional will have an impact on improving patient care and patient satisfaction by skillfully treating patients with a variety of hand diagnosis in an empathetic and encouraging manner.




Required:  Bachelor’s degree

Preferred:  Master’s degree from an accredited program



Required:  Clinical experience in an outpatient setting

Pediatric:   At least one year of experience as an Occupational Therapist in an outpatient setting


Hand:      At least one year prior rehabilitation experience as an occupational hand therapist


Other Skills/Knowledge:


  • Clinical experience in the kinds of OT issues required for the patients Winchester Hospital serves for the specialty being hired.
  • Good writing skills and basic computer skills for report writing.
  • For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team


  • Principles of occupational therapy theory such as neuromuscular development, sensory integration, growth and development, fine and gross motor coordination.

Preferred:     Community outreach experience.



Required:      Valid State of Massachusetts Occupational Therapy License


Hand:      Certified Hand Therapist   



Hand:        Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics

Pediatric:  Infant, Children, and Adolescent



Professional Commitment Requirements:  Keep abreast of developments in the field and/or licensure through continuing education, participation in professional organizations or a combination of both

Schedule requirements:

Hand:  Full-time staffs are expected to be available for patient appointments during prime time hours, i.e. 3:00 p.m. or later.  At least 13 prime time hours per week is expected



  • Reports to the Clinical Director of Outpatient Physical & Occupational Therapy
  • Not responsible for supervising the work of others.
  • May direct and provide oversight of Occupational Therapy students



Consistent with the PROMISE principles and inherent in a hospital environment, employees must be flexible in meeting patients’ and the Hospital’s needs. While the list below describes the primary functions of this job, all employees at Winchester Hospital need to recognize that an essential element of their job is the ability to respond to unanticipated and/or changing situations.  This may result in assuming responsibilities or tasks which are not on this list.


As part of the Rehabilitative Services team, this position:


  • Performs and documents an initial examination, evaluating the data to identify problems to determine a working diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Plans, prepares and carries out individually designed programs of treatment to improve or restore function, alleviate pain and enhance patient outcomes.
  • Fabricates appropriate splints and be able to modify as necessary.
  • Re-evaluates effects of treatment on continually to adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Communicates with patients, patient’s family members as necessary and medical practitioners regarding outcomes and expectations during the course of patient care.
  • Records prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patients’ medical record and provide referral source with proper updates and discharge reports.
  • Communicates clearly to physicians, allied health professionals, community affairs as well as patients and their families.
  • Participates in staff meetings and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Participates in community activities to enhance awareness of Winchester Hospital Rehab services.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.
  • Responds to supply/equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.
  • May act as clinical instructor of Occupational Therapy student:
  • Orients and oversees Occupational Therapy students, ensuring safe and accurate treatments according to AOTA standards. Provides on-going performance feedback and education to the students to build on their classroom education and mentor them towards successful completion of the practicum.
  • Maintains required paperwork and records of the program and each student in accordance with college standards.
  • Share performance feedback on students as appropriate.
  • Builds and maintains a collaborative relationship with the local college(s) so the college(s), Winchester Hospital and the students gain the best possible results from the clinical experience.




Per Diem

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.