Therapist- Occupational

Job Description

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 - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% 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 - 35% 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 - 35% 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 - 10% 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 - 10% 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 - 5% 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 | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 5% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 30% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 30% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 100% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 70% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 100% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 20% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 20% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 10% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 80% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 20% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 10% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 10% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 80% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 10% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 10% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 100% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 80% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 100% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy from a school accredited by AOTA | License to practice Occupational Therapy in the state of Ohio; Registration is optional ? CPR Certification | Minimum Required: Recently certified, licensed or graduates within past 12 months ? Preferred: 1-2 Years equivalent experience