Occupational Therapist

Per Diem 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ CentraState Medical Center
[ Overview ]

Outpatient Peds experience is required.  2 Years Peds experience preferred.  This is an Per Diem Evening Shift position.  Provides occupational therapy to Peds Outpatients to assist them in regaining physical or mental function and/or to adjust to handicaps.

[ Responsibilities ]
  • Effectively evaluates the patient’s performance in areas of daily living, recreation, education and social activities.
  • Develops appropriate therapeutic plan based on patient assessment and physician’s orders.
  • Observes patient/resident progress and updates plan as indicated.
  • Provides occupational therapy treatment including splinting and ADL training.
  • Coordinates care plan with other healthcare providers.
  • Provides education to the patient/family regarding the disease processes and planned treatment/intervention. Provides instruction in the areas of health promotion, activity and medication as appropriate.
  • Teaches patients functional prevocational and homemaking skills and activities of daily living to help them regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to their handicaps.
  • Evaluates the patient’s progress, goal attainment and need for further services following discharge.
  • Documents results of diagnostic evaluations, care plan and Resident progress in medical record.
[ Qualifications ]


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.


Work Experience:

  • Previous experience in an Acute Care Hospital setting preferred.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current License in Occupational Therapy required/ New Jersey


Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong customer service skills.

[ Physical Demands ]


Working Conditions:

Normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.



 Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


Physical Demands:

Sitting – Rarely

Standing/Walking – Continuously

Kneeling/Stooping – Frequently

Bending/Climbing – Occasionally

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Frequently

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Frequently

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Rarely

Typing/Filing – Rarely


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

At CentraState, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.


Additionally, CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.