HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Occupational Therapist - Acute w/Rotating Weekends in Austin, Texas
The Occupational Therapist shall perform highly skilled evaluations of assigned patients; plan, provide and evaluate therapy for assigned patients; complete all necessary oral and written documentation, and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
*1) Administers occupational therapy according to ethical standards of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Texas State licensure rules, SAH hospital policies and procedures, and other applicable regulatory requirements.
*2) Documents diagnosis of patients and takes all precautions for observing indications and contraindications.
*3) Maintains accurate records of treatment in accordance with departmental policies.
*4) Administers re-evaluations and assessments ordered and documents thoroughly and promptly.
*5) Evaluates patient for self-care, strength, range of motion, balance, mobility and coordination.
*6) Exhibits knowledge and skill for treatment of general medical pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
*7) Demonstrates knowledge and skill in treatment of medical patients including orthopedics, hand and upper extremity, and neurological rehabilitation.
*8) Communicates with attending physicians for clarification or elaboration of prescribed orders.
*9) Observes and evaluates treatment effect by updating goals, recommending changes to physician, discussing patient's condition and treatment course with physician, and participating in patient discharge planning and follow-up care.
*10) Assesses patient's psychological needs and provides appropriate intervention and follow-up.
*11) Assesses the patient's cognitive function and provides appropriate treatment strategies.
*12) Utilizes the computerized Meditech system for Magic Office and documentation.
*13) Participates in Hospital-wide process improvement activities.
*14) Maintains current O.T. license and CPR certification.
*15) Directs the activities of Occupational Therapy Assistants and therapy techs according to departmental policy and procedures and licensure guidelines.
*16) Always employs universal precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.
*17) Responds to Hospital codes and performs duties accordingly.
*18) Demonstrate understanding of HCA's and "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
*19) Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
EDUCATION: Required: Master's in Occupational Therapy
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Required: Licensed Occupational Therapist by the State Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. CPR certification.
Required: one year experience as Occupational Therapist
Title: Occupational Therapist - Acute w/Rotating Weekends
Location: Texas-Austin-South Austin Medical Center
Requisition ID: 00196-47023