Occupational Therapist / Norwin Hills

01-Feb-2020, The Children's Institute - Other
Job Status: Full Time & Fee For Service Employee   Location: Norwin Hills (Irwin, PA)

Job Summary

Careers at Our Amazing Place
Amazing Kids. Amazing Place. At The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, we’ve built our legacy on being “amazing.” After more than a century of the highest quality care and service to children and their families, we’re forever proud of our team members who don’t just make a career here – they make a difference.

From our outpatient physical and behavioral health services, to our educational services, to our family services – we’re grateful for the many passionate individuals who dedicate their expertise, talent and time to our kids, families, and to our mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Empower. To Amaze.

Our Culture & Amazing Atmosphere
It’s smiles from our kids when you’re walking down the hallway. It’s seeing their progress that brightens your day. It’s the feeling you get when a parent tells you what a difference you’ve made for their child. Every day brings something different, but it’s the care, compassion, collaboration, and teamwork put into our work that contributes to the overall culture at The Children’s Institute.

Diversity & Inclusion
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We serve a diverse population of children and families, and want our workforce to reflect that same diversity. We want all interested individuals to feel welcome in applying for a career at our amazing place – we can’t wait to meet you!

At The Children’s Institute, we pride ourselves on building teams of individuals who bring their best every day – because without that, we couldn’t make such a large and lasting impact on the amazing kids and families we serve. We need team members who are team players, collaborative and creative, idea-generators and go-getters. Our children and families need you.

Amazing Benefits
We’re proud to offer generous benefits to our team members. Regular full-time team members are eligible for the following benefits:
• Medical, Dental, Vision & Life insurance
• Paid Time Off & Holidays
• 403b Plan-Retirement
• Short and Long Term Disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Wellness program
• Student Loan Refinancing Program
• Employee Recognition Events
• Tuition reimbursement
• Career development

The staff therapist assists the patient in reaching his or her maximum functional potential through comprehensive assessment and intervention services for the Children’s Institute. Infant, pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients are served. Staff therapist participates in interdisciplinary treatment programs, collaborates and consults with others to facilitate the delivery of therapy services; administers procedures necessary to process patient services; participates in training activities for family members and other professionals.

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Director or other designated Supervisor

Workers Supervised: Non-professional staff, students, and volunteers.


Education: BS, MS, MOT or OTD from an accredited Occupational Therapy program.

Licensure: Must be licensed in Pennsylvania

Certification: None

Clearances: Act 73 FBI*Act 34 Criminal Clearance*Act 33 Child Clearance

Training and Experience: Must be registered with NBCOT; Successful completion of a pediatric affiliation or previous experience with a pediatric population is preferred. Minimum 1 year of pediatric experience preferred. Experience with outpatient coding and billing preferred. Credentialing with in-state insurance providers preferred.

Job Responsibilities

•Evaluates patients functional abilities and disabilities and identifies impairments through objective tests and measures or standardized assessment tools
•Identifies measurable functional goals and develops a treatment plan in collaboration with the patient/family
•Implements treatment plan of care and adjusts treatment goals and intervention
•Will use objective data to assess patient’s frequency and duration of care to optimize therapy benefit, considering clinical and financial factors.
•Prepares and plans for discharge during the course of treatment and initiates discharge when indicated
•Assesses need for assistive technology appropriate for patient & family.
•Completes all patient documentation accurately and within facility time frames
•Completes all administrative documentation in an accurate and timely fashion
•Provides practical and functional education and instruction to patients and families while maintaining patient and family privacy
•Demonstrates effective professional communication with supervisor, peers and other staff within the facility or outside agencies
•Manages time effectively and efficiently to manage assigned caseload and maintain productivity to support the goals of the department & organization.
•Demonstrates flexibility in meeting patient/family and department/facility needs
•Contributes solutions to identified problems and adapts readily to change
•Follows departmental guidelines for use of Paid Time Off.
•Complies with departmental and facility protocols, policies, and procedures and Code of Ethics and Guide to Practice of the professional organization
•Maintains professional boundaries with patients and families

Employment Application

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Linda Allen
[email protected]
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299
Please email resumes and cover letters in PDF format, or you may fax them to the number above. The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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