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Penn State Health Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapy in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health - Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

Recruiter Contact: Hector Diaz at (MAILTO://


As an Occupational Therapist within the Penn State Health System you will have the opportunity to work in an academic medical setting alongside a team of seasoned therapists (Occupational, Physical, and Speech) with expertise in hand rehabilitation and orthopedics as well as neurologic, vestibular, and sports rehabilitation among others. You will work closely with orthopedic & plastic surgeons and primary care providers in treating pre-operative, non-operative and post-operative patients with upper extremity bone & joint injuries and peripheral nerve conditions in pediatrics, adults and geriatrics. As a member of an academic medical center there is strong focus on education and training with opportunities to participate in rounds/educational events and to mentor students and medical residents. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in orthopedics and hand therapy; Certification in Hand Therapy is strongly preferred.


  • 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.


Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population, and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in the community.

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Penn State Health offers an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental and vision with no waiting period as well as a Total Rewards Program that highlights a few of the many additional offerings below:

  • Be Well with Employee Wellness Programs, and Fitness Discounts (University Fitness Center, Peloton).

  • Be Balanced with Generous Paid Time Off, Personal Time, and Paid Parental Leave.

  • Be Secured with Retirement, Extended Illness Bank, Life Insurance, and Identity Theft Protection.

  • Be Rewarded with Competitive Pay, Tuition Reimbursement, and PAWS UP employee recognition program.

  • Be Supported by the HR Solution Center, Learning and Organizational Development and Virtual Benefits Orientation, Employee Exclusive Concierge Service for scheduling.

For a full list with more detailed information:


Penn State Hershey Medical Center is Central Pennsylvania’s only Academic Medical Center, Level 1 Regional Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and Tertiary Care Provider. As a four-time Magnet-designated hospital, Hershey Medical Center values the hard work and dedication that our employees exhibit every day. Through our core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence, our employees are a team committed to compassionate care for our diverse patient population, our community and each other. As a valued team member, we promote continued professional development, specialty certification, continuing education, and career growth.

YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM. WE’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU. State-of-the-art equipment, endless learning, and a culture of excellence – that’s Penn State Health. But what makes our healthcare award-winning? That’s all you.

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 or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained

Position Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapy

Location US:PA:Hershey | Allied Health | Full Time

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