OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (OT) - PRN

Description

The Occupational Therapist (OT) develops and provides occupational therapy services to referred patients and serves as a patient advocate in the Therapy Department.

  • Screens evaluate and treat patients as assigned in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Consults, valuates, develops treatment plans for assigned patients.
  • Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physical referral, depending on the level of care.
  • Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) in direct patient care and patient-related activities
  • Treats patients according to treatment plans approved by attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients.
  • Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) Services, physicians, and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
  • Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
  • Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate, and professional guidelines. Complete all required documentation of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate, and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
  • Participates in policy and procedure meetings.
  • Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff.
  • Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
  • Establishes and instructs caregivers in patient-specific maintenance programs. Establishes and instructs parents/caregivers in patient-specific home exercise programs.
  • Participates in discharge planning.
  • Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
  • Serves as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant schools.
  • Communicates and coordinates clinical service department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
  • Communicates with the DOR regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems, and successes.
  • Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Occupational Therapy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Occupational Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures and modalities, for example, traction, ultrasound, E-Stim, etc.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
  • Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Minimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.
  • Experience in feeding and swallowing treatment and evaluations preferred, including use of E-Stim for swallowing.

Education Required

  • Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Occupational Therapy

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT) and registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
  • Certified in AHA BLS
  • Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or obtain within thirty (30) days
  • Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.