Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapy

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Day
Hours: varied


As an Occupational Therapist within the Penn State Health System you will have the opportunity to work in a level I trauma center / academic medical setting in our Hershey Medical Center site. We are a 630 bed hospital attached to the Penn State University College of Medicine. You will work alongside a team of seasoned therapists with expertise in working with acute care patients of all ages, all diagnoses and all levels of care. Staff work closely with physicians, nurses, social workers, care coordinators and others involved in patient care teams. Our services are utilized by all medical specialties within the hospital. The preferred candidate will have experience providing Occupational Therapy services in an acute care setting. Daily clinical caseload will include the evaluation and treatment of patients in the acute care hospital to ensure readiness for discharge to optimum level of care for each patient encountered.


Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited ACOTE program and completion of clinical rotations required.

Must hold a Pennsylvania license (or eligibility) in Occupational Therapy.


Able to stand and walk frequently; sit occasionally.

Able to lift/carry 0-20 frequently; 21-50 lbs occasionally.

Able to push/pull 0-35 lbs frequently; 36-75 lbs occasionally.

Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.

Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained