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Occupational Therapist 2 (Hourly/Per Diem)

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Local Title: Occupational Therapist 2 (Hourly/Per Diem)
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Occupational Therapist II
Work Type: Hourly
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking an hourly/per diem TH Occupational Therapist II. The successful candidate will:

  • Evaluate and treat patients referred for skilled occupational therapy in acute care and IRF setting, according to department's standard of care.
  • Establish treatment goals and create POC to attain established goals.
  • Provide appropriate patient/family education as needed.
  • Participate as needed in IDT rounds and huddles. Consult with IDT regarding patient care.
  • Evaluate/submit requests for DME, and adaptive assistive devices, orthotics and prosthetic needs.
  • Complete/submit all required patient documentation & billing in EHR, along with all other related patient care and chart paperwork.
  • Provide supervision to Occupational Therapy Assistant, rehabilitation aides, and volunteers.
  • Adhere to all compliance regulations, licensure requirements, and federal and state regulations.
  • Model the WE CARE values of the institution.
  • Demonstrate flexibility as the duties and responsibilities are not limited to the above position description. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.
  • New York State Occupational Therapist Licensure.
  • 1+ year of Occupational Therapist experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.
  • BLS/CPR Certification.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Hourly/Per Diem)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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