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Occupational Therapy Clinical Resident – Acute Care


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 3, 2021.

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of premier healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible-for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals! What’s this role all about?The Occupational Therapist Clinical Resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles will evaluate and treats patients in accordance with the prescription of the physician. Provides patient care consistent with Scope of Practice Standards and Code of Ethics; the Plan for the Provision of Care to Patients, the Plan for Corporate Compliance, the Performance Improvement Plan and Patient Education Plan. The Fellow assists in the continuous quality improvement process and in the education and training of students, as applicable, and assists in divisional growth and cohesiveness to ensure a high quality of therapy care. Provides care maintaining safety of the environment, utilizing appropriate communication with sensitivity and attention to special populations, including patients with diverse cultural backgrounds, age, developmental issues and physical disabilities.The Fellowship Program in Occupational Therapy is designed to provide the fellow with one year of post-graduate advanced practice which includes: training in patient clinical practice and professional development and may include research, operational/administrative duties or program development. The fellow ensures completion of required didactic, clinical and mentored hours, based upon the setting’s needs and the requirements of the program. The fellow will have an identified clinical and research mentor.Schedule will include one weekend day every third week.Educational Requirements: Minimum: Master’s Degree; graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program. Preferred: Doctorate Degree; completion of formal occupational therapy education and training from an accredited institution required for licensure. License/Certification/Registration Requirements: Current Occupational Therapist license per California State requirements. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification. What else are we looking for? No experience required. Must be competent by virtue of training and/or experience to perform evaluations, design and implement treatment plans and provide education in a manner appropriate to the age of the patient. Clinical experience in the acute hospital setting preferred. Physical Demands: Able to push, pull, lift or carry 0-100 pounds on an intermittent basis; Able to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat consistently in order to safely administer manual exercises and techniques; Able to assist patient with physical activities such as transfers, bed mobility, and ambulation. Able to identify need for an arrange assistance to maintain safe techniques. Working Title: Occupational Therapy Clinical Resident – Acute Care Department: Occupational Therapy-I/P Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops City: Los Angeles Job Category: Therapy/Rehab Job Specialty: Occupational Therapy Position Type: Full-time Shift Length: 8 hour shift Shift Type: Day Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.