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Occupational Therapist - NICU

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Requisition # HRC0649783A

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others?


We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai, and it’s part of the reason we’ve been named one of the top ten hospitals in America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Now we invite you to join us. From working with a team of exceptional healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.


The Occupational Therapist in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will evaluate and treats patients in accordance with the prescription of the physician.  The OT NICU Therapist will assists in the continuous quality improvement process and in the education and training of students and assists in divisional growth and cohesiveness to ensure a high quality of therapy care.  The Therapist II provides patient care consistent with Scope of Standards and Code of Ethics; the Plan for the Provision of Care to Patients, the Plan for Corporate Compliance, the Performance Improvement Plan and Patient Education Plan. Competency skills include the ability to provide care maintaining safety of the environment, utilizing appropriate communication with sensitivity and attention to special populations, including patient with diverse cultural backgrounds, age, developmental issues and physical disabilities.


Days/Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m


Educational Requirements: 

Graduate of a accredited OT school or equivalent



A minimum of 2 years experience as a practicing therapist and evidence of ability to perform at this level. A minimum of 1 year experience in the current or similar practice setting in which the individual will be working as a therapist - NICU.


Good knowledge of assessment and intervention techniques in a medical and physical disabilities setting.


Able to read, write, speak and understand English.

Must be competent by virtue of training and/or experience to perform evaluations, design and implement treatment plans and provide education in a manner appropriate to the age of the patient.


License/Certification/Registration Requirements

 -Possess a current and valid Occupational Therapist License per California State requirements

-Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification from American Heart Association.

-Advanced Practice in Swallowing from California Board of Occupational Therapy.


Physical Demands:

Able to push, pull, lift or carry 0-35 pounds on an intermittent basis; 

Able to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat consistently in order to safely administer manual exercises and techniques; 

Able to assist patient with physical activities such as transfers, bed mobility, and ambulation

  • Working Title: Occupational Therapist - NICU
  • Department: Occupational Therapy-I/P
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Therapy/Rehab
  • Job Specialty: Occupational Therapy
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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