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Occupational Therapist

Location : Bethesda, MD
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : BS
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Category : Select a Value

Job Description :

GLC On The Go is seeking a experience Occupational Therapist for a long term position at The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

The mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. The NIH accomplishes that mission by conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of biomedical information. The NIH Clinical Center (CC) is a 234-bed federally funded, biomedical research hospital, the largest in the world.

The Occupational Therapy (OT) Section of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department (RMD) provides clinical and research services to support initiatives in the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health. Services include clinical evaluation and treatment of biomedical research patients and independent and/or collaborative research with institutes to identify and contribute understanding of functional outcomes related to natural history or drug efficacy trials.

Schedule: 40 hours per week Monday-Friday, day shift

Job Description:

  • Assessment of ongoing clinical needs, and collaboration with Institute Principal Investigators to determine the role of occupational therapy concerning the NIH populations. Such populations include those with Cancer, Neurological Disorders, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Undiagnosed Diseases.

  • Adult and pediatric populations receive clinical services and research assessments.

  • Patient evaluation/treatment/ and discharge planning to effectively identify patient’s strengths and continued challenges for living in the community

  • Selection of outcome measures to document functional outcomes of clinical care or collaborative institute research

  • Effective team collaboration in interdisciplinary meetings

  • Publications, podium presentation, poster presentation for professional meetings as indicated by workload and by approval of OT section chief in line with mission and vision of the section.

Required Qualifications :

Required Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of documented recent clinical experience in the treatment of adult populations with physical disabilities and proficient at splint fabrication, use of physical agent modalities, edema management, and ADL assessment/assistive device treatment

  • Possess a valid state professional license to practice

  • Possess current CPR certification,

  • Be in good standing within current state of practice

  • Have no record of previous felony conviction

Benefits Include:

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation

  • Group Health Insurance available

  • Vision, Dental, Long and Short Term Disability Insurance available

  • Weekly Pay

  • Direct Deposit

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

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