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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Occupational Therapist (Per Diem) in Stony Brook, New York

Employer Name: Stony Brook University

Occupational Therapist (Per Diem) This is a per diem position. Position Summary: At the Long Island State Veterans Home, our Occupational Therapists are responsible for assessing, evaluating and planning treatment for all residents. They carry out treatments on restorative residents and supervise the maintenance care provided by COTAs and Aides. The OT also functions as a resource for all other allied health workers and attends interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate goals and treatment plans. Duties of an Occupational Therapist may include but are not limited to the following: Performs admission, annual, and status change assessments of assigned residents within designated time frames, make clinically sound recommendations, and follows up on each item, determining rehab nursing, restorative, or maintenance needs. Evaluates residents and Adult Day Care registrants prescribed for Occupational Therapy and establishes proper treatment techniques, realistic goals, and treatment plans for restorative and maintenance residents, carries out restorative care, and supervises maintenance care performed by the COTA. Designs nursing rehab protocols for each resident, instruct Nursing in its implementation, and supervise the COTA in follow-up instruction. Schedules and prepares for resident treatment, considering interventions and appointments carried out by other team members. Works closely with the nursing staff, physicians, and all other departments to assure an interdisciplinary approach to resident care. Represent Occupational Therapy at interdisciplinary care meetings and addresses any problems associated with rehabilitation, ADL's, and safety. Completes appropriate sections of the MDS and CCP within designated time frames. Completes all necessary reports, inventories, equipment requests, and chart documentation as per policy and procedure. Responsible for maintaining Occupational Therapy services in accordance with standards established by the medical staff, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and any state, local, or federal standards which may apply. Responsible for the daily and periodic inspection and maintenance of all equipment being used within Occupational Therapy Clinic and makes recommendations as necessary to the Senior OT. Performs daily billing, reviews billing weekly as needed and checks MD orders to meet fiscal and regulatory guidelines. Working Conditions: Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries, as well as weather related situations. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy from an approved & accredited institution. NYS licensure. At least two years experience in Occupational Therapy in an adult rehab, skilled nursing facility or acute care setting. Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. More than two years of combined professional clinical experience in physical dysfunction occupational therapy and/or in SNF. If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate was identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date. Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application. Working Conditions: Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries. Special Notes: The Long Island State Veterans Home is a tobacco-free environment. Tobacco products are strictly prohibited anywhere on our 25-acre campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Essential Position: This position has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. This means that when the Long Island State Veterans Home is faced with an emergency, employees in such positions are required to remain at their work location or to report to work. The LISVH is a 24/7 skilled nursing facility. As such, all positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary to meet the operating needs of the facility. The use of Vacation or Personal Leave accruals during the first 6 months of employment will not be authorized unless prior approval has been granted by Human Resources. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from the Long Island State Veterans Home Employee Health Department, clear a background investigation, submit three (3) written references, and provide a copy of the required license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer. In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) order that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all covered personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19." Upon acceptance of a conditional job offer, candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol, including booster vaccines. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law. The Long Island State Veterans Home , located on the campus of Stony Brook University, is a 350-bed skilled nursing facility with a 40-slot Adult Day Health Care Program dedicated to the care of honorably discharged Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and Gold Star parents. Join an organization whose people make a difference every day and where commitment, compassion, initiative and leadership are recognized and rewarded. We care for America's heroes every day. Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws. If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the University Office of Equity and Access at (631)632-6280. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act a copy of our crime statistics can be viewed here . Visit our WHY WORK HERE page to learn about the total rewards we offer. Job Number: 2202544 Official Job Title : TH Occupational Therapist II Job Field : Occupational Therapy Primary Location : US-NY-Stony Brook Department/Hiring Area : Occupational Therapy Schedule : Per Diem Shift : Day Shift Shift Hours : Vary Pass Days : Variable Posting Start Date : Aug 4, 2022 Posting End Date : Aug 19, 2022, 3:59:00 AM Salary : Commensurate with experience Salary Grade : SL3