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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists provide skilled treatment to patients with physical and cognitive disabilities that are designed to increase a patient’s ability to be more independent in his or her daily life. Occupational therapists do this by helping patients identify, explore, adapt, relearn or modify skills in areas such as self care, homemaking, driving, work or leisure. Treatment is focused on increasing independence and efficiency in activities of daily living (i.e. self-care), recovering upper extremity function and control, and on improving cognitive processes.

Occupational Therapy at St. Mary Medical Center:
At St. Mary Medical Center, we strive to provide skilled occupational therapy intervention in areas of acute hospital care, rehabilitation, and outpatient services. Our therapists are trained in the current trends of occupational therapy treatment as well as traditional practices in areas of skilled intervention including neuromuscular reeducation, cognitive retraining, ADL retraining, hand therapy, and lymphedema.

Career Opportunities
St. Mary Medical Center offers multiple opportunities for entry-level and experienced occupational therapists who are interested in a dynamic and fast-paced environment within a hospital setting. New employees will enjoy the benefits of working within a multi-interventional environment with opportunities to work at an acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and/or outpatient level. Individuals who have a current or temporary occupational therapy license and are interested in exploring the many career opportunities available at St. Mary Medical Center should contact Ellen Huber in the Human Resources Department at 215-710-2323.

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Educational Requirements

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals who are interested in more direct experience with patients but do not have the academic background. Opportunities may include patient transport, assistance with completing exercise programs, and interacting in patient socialization and leisure groups.

Observation/Shadowing Individuals considering occupational therapy as a potential profession are invited to observe  an OT over one or several days.

Please contact Lillian Schonewolf in the Volunteer department at
215-710-2096 for more information.