|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
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.
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.
To learn more about joining the
exciting field of Occupational Therapy, please click
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
215-710-2096 for more information.