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Occupational Therapist - newly licensed

Overview

Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day,more than 18,000 VNSNY employees — including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals — deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources tomore than35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.

6 Month Rehabilitation Internship for newly licensed OTs

VNSNY initiates its comprehensive orientation program by focusing on the essentials of clinical practice as well as utilization of the electronic health record for care documentation at VNSNY. The PT and OT receive an introduction to the Home Care setting and the foundation approach for practice in this environment. During weeks 3 through 12, the intern will receive intensive one-on-one mentorship with PT and OT Senior Therapists. During months four through six of the program, the Senior Therapist will follow up with the new graduate periodically. The intern’s progress will be monitored by direct competency testing, mentor feedback, and chart review.

Responsibilities

Newly licensed OT participates in a comprehensive orientation which is presented over a six month timeframe. The OT is paired with a senior therapist as skills are developed while delivering home based plans of care.

Responsible for providing occupational therapy services to VNSNY home care patients through comprehensive assessment, development and implementation of a plan of care consistent with the Agency mission and the Certified Home Health Agency'sRehabilitation Department policies/procedures. Works under general supervision.

Licensure: Current license and registration to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of New York required. Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.

Education: Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from a program approved by the New York Department of education required,

Experience: Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs. Basic PC skills preferred.