Occupational Therapist 3 - Pediatric Outpatient

Rochester, NY


Aids patients to correct and/or adjust to disabilities by selecting, adapting and using appropriate occupational therapy procedures, following physician’s orders, or operating independently under New York State direct access statute. Participates in the University’s teaching program. May work with and give supervision to one or more occupational therapy aides. Manages sub program within overall Occupational Therapy program.


  • Evaluates the patients’ functional abilities and disabilities by tests, observations and information provided by family members, physician, nursing staff and others.

  • Leads and manages a sub program within the overall Occupational Therapy program, including management, program metrics/output (7-8 arrived ppd), research, technology assistive devices/training, staff training, compliance and operations of program.

  • Plans a program of patient treatment related to diagnosis, prognosis, emotional needs or problems, patient’s environment, etc. working from physician’s order. And evaluates program clinical outcomes.

  • Instructs and counsel patients and family in the use of equipment and techniques. Evaluates home facilities and suggests need adaptations and resources in preparation for patient discharge.

  • Determines types and frequencies of therapies. Provides treatments using a variety of procedures and therapies. Recommends modifications of program as needed to physician.

  • Recommends, obtains and instructs on the use of adaptive and assistive devices. Ensures appropriate safety practices and maintenance of equipment.

  • Assists in directing, guiding and evaluating clinical experience of medical and paramedical students assigned to unit, including affiliate occupational therapy students.

  • Maintains required patient and department records.

  • Keeps abreast of issues and changes in the field by reading and attending professional meetings and seminars.

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors, Master’s, or Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy required

  • 3 years of relevant experience required

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Previous leadership responsibilities preferred

  • Effective organization and communication skills required.

  • Ability to coordinate and manage a team required.

  • Advanced knowledge of occupational therapy or program area practice required.

  • Licensed in New York State required

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $68,286 - $88,774 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time