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St. Luke's University Health Network Inpatient Occupational Therapist - Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital (Full Time, Days) in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

Geisinger St. Luke's is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our Inpatient Acute Care Team! The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 8:00-4:30 working 40 hours/week with weekends and 1 holiday per/year.

The Acute Care Occupational Therapist evaluates plans and administers occupational therapy treatment programs for referred patients, in the acute care setting. Occupational Therapist shall provide rehabilitation services to patients/clients, upon physician consult or referral, who have sustained occupational impairments, limitations and disabilities, as a result of physical, cognitive or psycho-social dysfunction. Occupational therapists also provide interventions which emphasize emotional wellness, health promotion, client safety and facilitate client re-engagement of ADL/IADL skills. The Occupational Therapist shall work within the practice guidelines as defined by Pennsylvania or New Jersey state law (based upon work location). Patient responsibilities include care provision for the patients below. Pediatric (2 months – 12 years); Adolescent (13-17 years); Adult (18-65 years); Geriatric (66+ years).  The Occupational Therapist shall work within the practice guidelines as defined by New Jersey or Pennsylvania state law (based upon work location)


  • Performs occupational therapy examination in a technically competent manner that minimizes risk to the patient, self and others by selecting reliable and valid examination methods that are relevant to the chief complaint and history of the patient.

  • Establishes realistic, attainable short-term and long-term goals with each patient.

  • Performs therapeutic exercises effectively and appropriately.

  • Implements, and revises as necessary, effective progressive treatment programs taking evaluative findings into consideration.

  • Administers therapeutic modalities and programs appropriately and effectively, including hot/cold pack, ultrasound, massage, electrical stimulation, whirlpool and wound care.

  • Fits assistive, prosthetic and orthotic devices and provides appropriate training.

  • Performs appropriate discharge planning, instructs patients and family member(s) in home programs.

  • Documents accurately, in a timely manner, including initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summaries.

  • Adheres to the Standards of Practice and institutional policy and procedures that govern the conduct of professional activities and are consistent with the American Occupational Therapy Associations’ (AOTA) positions, standards, guidelines, policies, procedures, and Code of Ethics.

  • Integrates AOTA documents, legislation, legal, and regulatory issues into practice.

  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment and knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the age of the patient treated (neonate, pediatric, adolescent or geriatric).

  • May supervise OT and COTA students and observers as assigned.

  • Assists in developing and implementing department programs.

  • Accurately bills patient’s accounts for services rendered.

  • Attends Case Management/Interdisciplinary rounds and provides timely communication of information to other members of the multidisciplinary team necessary for the effective delivery of care.

  • Provides in-services to OT department staff and others.

  • Presents periodic lectures to community agencies/industries.

  • Participates in QA data collection/planning.

  • Accepts responsibility of scheduling patients.

  • Attends multi-disciplinary meetings.

  • Cleans and does minor repairs to equipment. Orders supplies for daily operations.

  • Serves on various committees.

  • Attends continuing education seminars in and outside of the hospital setting to keep current on newest techniques and technology.


Must be able to sit for up to ninety minutes at a time. Be able to tolerate standing for thirty to forty-five minutes consecutively. Must be able to use hands/fingers to manipulate dials on machines. Must have the ability to lift/move patients up to 300 lbs., push/pull patients weighing up to 300 lbs. Must have the ability to frequently stoop/bend, squat, crouch, kneel and reach above shoulder level. Must be capable of tactile sensation as it relates to feeling for muscle spasms, texture and skin temperature. Must have the ability to hear as it relates to normal conversation and ability to hear call bells. Must be capable of seeing as it relates to general vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision.


Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy required.

Master’s Degree preferred.

Occupational Therapist License in the State of New Jersey or Pennsylvania, based on work location required.

CPR Certification required.


Previous experience in acute care clinical setting required.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network ( (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 20,000 employees providing services at 15 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $3.5 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties in two states: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. St. Luke’s hospitals operate the largest network of trauma centers in Pennsylvania, with the Bethlehem Campus being home to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

SLUHN is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. It is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital. The Network’s flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from Fortune/Merative 11 times total and eight years in a row, including in 2023 when it was identified as THE #4 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY. In 2021, St. Luke’s was identified as one of the 15 Top Health Systems nationally.

SLUHN has been named a Top Workplaces 2023 by the Morning Call. In addition, St. Luke’s has been named a Top Workplace nationally, in the Philadelphia region, and in New Jersey. St. Luke’s is the ONLY healthcare institution in Pennsylvania and the third-highest ranked healthcare entity in the nation to be deemed a Top Workplace in 2023. In 2023, St. Luke’s was named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes. St. Luke’s was the only employer in the Lehigh Valley to be named to the list and was one of only two healthcare employers in Pennsylvania to receive the designation. St. Luke’s University Health Network is the top-ranked Lehigh Valley-based employer in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of employers in Pennsylvania.

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