SUPP OCCUP THERAPIST
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System - Houston, TX

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the evaluation. The evaluation may include measurement of physical, cognitive, perceptual and/or developmental skill as they relate to maximizing level of independence in the occupational performance areas along the continuum of life. Provide direct patient care. Documents findings, progress and instruction to patients and caregivers. Assists Level III occupational therapists and director with program development. Serves as resource to staff OT?s. Provides training and guidance to students and interns. Supervises assistants and rehabilitation technicians with regards to individual patient care.

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient served. He/she must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as it relates to the different life cycles. Specific age groups that are served by this position are circled.

Neonate Infant Pediatric Adolescent Adult Adult/Geriatric

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor?s or graduate degree in occupational therapy from an accredited university-based occupational therapy program.

2. Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners license.

3. At least 2 years of clinical experience required.

4. Demonstrates ability and willingness to mentor/train staff or supervise clinical interns.

5. Provides clinical leadership and demonstrates expertise for a particular patient type/group or enhances an existing clinical program for that particular patient type/group.

6. Serves as a clinical resource for hospital and/or system or departmental committee/task force or initiates and/or provides leadership in an ongoing departmental interest/study group.

7. Designs and implements original staff development program which facilitates the clinical competencies of other staff members.

8. The position requires occasional to frequent lifting up to 75-100 pounds and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting. Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary. The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position.

9. Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating both Behaviors and Operating Principles in all internal and external customer interactions. Performs duties with accountability, competency, innovation, collaboration, compassion and respect to create the best possible outcomes with exceptional customer experiences.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Assumes responsibility in the care of the patient. Performs complete, comprehensive evaluation of patients with a physician?s referral. Accurately interprets evaluation findings. Completes a written plan of care, develops goals based on evaluation findings, and develops a comprehensive program to attain goals.

2. Implements an occupational therapy treatment program and provides advanced occupational therapy treatments. Demonstrates competency in performing advanced occupational therapy skills. Assesses patients periodically to monitor progress towards treatment goals, and alters goals, plan or program as indicated. Supervises assistants and rehabilitation technicians with regards to patient care. Motivates and instructs patients/caregivers using appropriate methods.

3. Communicates effectively with patient/caregiver and professional colleagues including physicians and insurance companies. Manages time effectively. Documents appropriately in the medical record and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently.

4. Serves as clinical resource to staff, hospital, community and/or systems or departmental committee/task force. Acts as clinical instructor to OT and OTA interns. Assists in program development within the department. Assists in supervision of support staff. Demonstrates expertise in treatment of a particular patient population. Actively participates in organized community service/functions as a representative of the profession.

5. Ensures safe care to patients while adhering to policies, procedures and standards, within budgetary specifications. Demonstrates good skills in time management, supply management, productivity and accuracy of practice. Provide treatment in all areas of the department, which may include inpatient, outpatient, weekends and holidays.

6. Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency. Supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff. Assists in clinic education efforts, whether to patients, staff, hospital, healthcare system or the community.

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