Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapy

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Position Summary
The Registered Occupational Therapist provides patient care based upon a total assessment and written evaluation that is appropriate for the patient’s need and medical condition and provides such care in compliance with the hospital and physical therapy department policy and procedures. The licensed Therapist will also assist in the department’s performance improvement plan and the hospital’s commitment to continuous quality improvement. The therapist assumes responsibility for maintaining and improving occupational therapy knowledge and skills by conducting staff in-services and attending continuing education courses. Good communication skills and computer skills, adherence to the Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy and Code of Ethics established by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Display the ability to work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care.

II. Position Requirements:
A. Licensure/Certification/Registration:
1. License-State of Oklahoma
2. Certification-Basic Life Support (CPR)

B. Education:
Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy with a BS, MS, or Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy.

C. Experience:
None required, 6 months or greater preferred.

D. Service Excellence:
Participates in the Hospital’s Service Excellence Program designed to improve patient care, team member and physician satisfaction. Participation includes knowledge of HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Systems and Providers), which measures patient’s perceptions of care received and Core Measure Set, which measures the performance of patients’, care based on medical research. Staff member will also participate in Studer Service Excellence techniques and training.

E. Other requirements:
• Dependability - reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfills obligations.
• Concern for others- sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
• Self Control-maintains composure, keeps emotions in check, controls anger, and avoids aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
• Attention to Detail- careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
• Cooperation -pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
• Stress Tolerance -accepts criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
• Integrity- honest and ethical.
• Adaptability/Flexibility -open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
• Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

F. Tasks:
• Plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs in hospital, institutional, or community settings to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
• Test and evaluate patients’ physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
• Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
• Evaluate patients’ progress and prepare reports that detail progress.
• Complete and maintain necessary records.
• Train caregivers how to provide for the needs of a patient during and after therapy.
• Recommend changes in patients’ work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
• Develop and participate in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental disability.
• Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
• Plan and implement programs and social activities to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to handicaps.
• Conduct appropriate supervision of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Follow all written Policy and Procedures outlined by SWMC and Capella Healthcare
• Registered Therapists will supervise Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Registered Therapists will supervise Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Students as assigned by Dept Director and/or Clinical Supervisor
• Other duties as assigned by Dept. Director and/or Clinical Supervisor.

G. Tools & Technology:
• Orthotics and Prosthetics
• Assistive Technology
• Exercise and/or treatment equipment
• Modalities
• Adaptive equipment and Durable Medical equipment
• Accounting, computer based training, medical and word processing software: (Meditech, Outlook, Word, Excel, Kronos, Etc.)


III. Degree of Supervision Required:
This position Involves general guidance and direction by the Clinical Supervisor and/or Department Director. The Registered Occupational Therapist is expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures and in accordance with the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Practice Act.
Requirements Position Summary
The Registered Occupational Therapist provides patient care based upon a total assessment and written evaluation that is appropriate for the patient’s need and medical condition and provides such care in compliance with the hospital and physical therapy department policy and procedures. The licensed Therapist will also assist in the department’s performance improvement plan and the hospital’s commitment to continuous quality improvement. The therapist assumes responsibility for maintaining and improving occupational therapy knowledge and skills by conducting staff in-services and attending continuing education courses. Good communication skills and computer skills, adherence to the Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy and Code of Ethics established by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Display the ability to work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care.

II. Position Requirements:
A. Licensure/Certification/Registration:
1. License-State of Oklahoma
2. Certification-Basic Life Support (CPR)

B. Education:
Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy with a BS, MS, or Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy.

C. Experience:
None required, 6 months or greater preferred.

D. Service Excellence:
Participates in the Hospital’s Service Excellence Program designed to improve patient care, team member and physician satisfaction. Participation includes knowledge of HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Systems and Providers), which measures patient’s perceptions of care received and Core Measure Set, which measures the performance of patients’, care based on medical research. Staff member will also participate in Studer Service Excellence techniques and training.

E. Other requirements:
• Dependability - reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfills obligations.
• Concern for others- sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
• Self Control-maintains composure, keeps emotions in check, controls anger, and avoids aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
• Attention to Detail- careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
• Cooperation -pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
• Stress Tolerance -accepts criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
• Integrity- honest and ethical.
• Adaptability/Flexibility -open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
• Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

F. Tasks:
• Plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs in hospital, institutional, or community settings to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
• Test and evaluate patients’ physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
• Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
• Evaluate patients’ progress and prepare reports that detail progress.
• Complete and maintain necessary records.
• Train caregivers how to provide for the needs of a patient during and after therapy.
• Recommend changes in patients’ work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
• Develop and participate in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental disability.
• Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
• Plan and implement programs and social activities to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to handicaps.
• Conduct appropriate supervision of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Follow all written Policy and Procedures outlined by SWMC and Capella Healthcare
• Registered Therapists will supervise Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Registered Therapists will supervise Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Students as assigned by Dept Director and/or Clinical Supervisor
• Other duties as assigned by Dept. Director and/or Clinical Supervisor.

G. Tools & Technology:
• Orthotics and Prosthetics
• Assistive Technology
• Exercise and/or treatment equipment
• Modalities
• Adaptive equipment and Durable Medical equipment
• Accounting, computer based training, medical and word processing software: (Meditech, Outlook, Word, Excel, Kronos, Etc.)


III. Degree of Supervision Required:
This position Involves general guidance and direction by the Clinical Supervisor and/or Department Director. The Registered Occupational Therapist is expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures and in accordance with the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Practice Act.

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