Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Occupational Therapy
Hours: PRN
Shift: First Shift

Evaluate, plan, and implement Occupational Therapy treatment programs for referred patients. Follow hospital and department approved policies related to documentation, attendance, education, etc. Show respect and courtesy to all staff, patients, and visitors.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION -
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Patient Evaluations -
  • Selects appropriate therapeutic assessment tools.
  • Upon referral completes a functional comprehensive individualized assessment.
  • Develops individualized treatment programs consistent with patient's diagnosis, status, and goals.
  • Establishes goals/plans of care that include realistic and measurable goals in relation to the patients' goals, diagnosis, prognosis, learning ability of patient / caregiver, physical/mental status and anticipated lifestyle.
  • Completes evaluations according to departmental policy.
  • Evaluates for, recommends/procures needed patient equipment and follow-up.

Treatment -
  • Implements the treatment plan in collaboration with the treatment team.
  • Reassesses objective findings, including pain, per department policy.
  • Delivers care in a professional and customer oriented manner.
  • Adheres to department safety standards.
  • Develops appropriate treatment programs to progress toward goals and progresses programs appropriately.
  • Counsels patients and families regarding evaluation results, treatment plans/goals, proper body mechanics, and home exercises.
  • Utilizes updated treatment techniques.

Documentation -
  • Adheres to hospital / department policies.
  • Documentation completed in a timely manner.
  • Complies with all pertinent regulatory standards.
  • Accurate and timely completion of charges.

PI/Education -
  • Participates in department's performance improvement programs.
  • Participates on performance improvement committees as assigned.
  • Able to articulate outcomes and improvements.
  • Participates in educational in-services/opportunities to advance clinical knowledge/competencies.
  • Timely presentation of materials to associates.
  • Completes mandatory education per hospital/department requirements.
  • Active participation in mentoring and orientation to fellow associates and students, as indicated.

Department Operations -
  • Accepts at least one student per year according to departmental needs and demand.
  • Appropriate leadership and supervision of supportive / assistive staff.
  • Adheres to the UC Health initiatives.
  • Demonstrates time management skills.
  • Meets productivity standards and makes productive use of work time.
  • Attends department meetings / in-services and demonstrates professional behavior.
  • Participates on committees for the benefit of the department and individual offices as found appropriate.
  • Maintains a safe and clean environment.
  • Uses Hospital information services appropriately.
  • Follows UC Health and Human Resource policies.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of supplies.
  • Promotes a positive atmosphere.


Qualifications

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from a school accredited by AOTA.

License & Certifications:
  • License to practice Occupational Therapy in the state of Ohio; registration is optional.
  • CPR Certification.

Years of Experience:
  • Minimum: Recently certified, licensed or graduates within past 12 months.
  • Preferred: 1-2 years of equivalent experience.