Occupational Therapist I - FT Days

Therapist 77900 - Occupational Therapy Full-Time Days 8 Hour 8


Description

Under general supervision, evaluates patients, identifies problems, plans programs, prepares and implements patient education and provides direct patient care to help the individual reach his/her potential. Position is autonomous for clinical provision of care in their area of practice within their scope and follows standards of care.

Core Competencies

  • Evaluates patients to obtain and interpret data necessary for treatment planning and implementation
  • Analyzes evaluation results to identify the patients major problems, establishes goals with the patient, and develops and adjusts treatment programs.
  • Performs occupational therapy treatments based on evaluation results, aimed at increasing a patients functional level. This includes and is not limited to developing or restoring strength, coordination, endurance, range of motion, motor skills for ADL’s, or relieving pain as well as applying physical agents such as heat, cold, paraffin and water.
  • Clinician is responsible for the provision of inpatient and/or outpatient therapy for infants, children, and adolescents
  • Maintains clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the physician changes in the patient's condition.
  • Instructs patients family/caregiver and other health care personnel in patient's treatment regimen when indicated and appropriate.
  • Performs peer review and participates in performance evaluation through level I therapists.
  • Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (kaizens, lean initiatives) when appropriate.
  • Participates in the planning and developing of existing and new programs, procedures and policies.
  • Supervises daily operation as needed.
  • Evaluates and makes positive suggestions for change in the environment.
  • Seeks supervisor as appropriate.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of OT through attendance of seminars, workshops, lectures, individual research and review of current literature, shares knowledge with staff through in-services and clinical training.
  • Adheres to productivity standards established per area.
  • Demonstrates a cost conscious attitude in use and ordering of supplies.
  • Maintains medication security to authorized personnel only.
  • Coordination with a CCS case manager for referral to a CCS-paneled provider or CCS Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) for the patient who may continue to require occupational therapy services after hospital discharge.
  • Participation in case conferences and discharge planning.

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
BachelorsOther
Additional Information
Occupational Therapy

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
0
Additional Information
N/A

License / Certification Requirements

OT license or Occupational Therapy License applicant status.
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association