Occupational Therapist - Full-time
The Occupational Therapist (OT) develops and provides occupational therapy services to referred patients and serves as a patient advocate in the Therapy Department.
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- Screens evaluate and treat patients as assigned in inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Consults, evaluates, and 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 the attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor the progress of 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 patient care documentation to accept 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 for 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 to prolong working life.
- Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of one year of 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.
- Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Occupational Therapy.
- 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 it within thirty (30) days
- Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.