Occupational Therapist-Per Diem
St. Luke's Hospital - Missouri - Chesterfield, MO

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Summary: Performs the functions of a Registered Occupational Therapist in evaluating, planning, implementing and educating all referred patient care, under the supervision of the Director of Rehabilitation Services, Outpatient Supervisor, and Inpatient Supervisor. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values.

Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent

1. Performs testing and evaluation procedures as indicated. (20%)

2. Plans and implements Occupational Therapy program for each patient based on therapist’s findings and physician’s prescription. (20%)

3. Instructs patient in exercise routines, home program, use of adaptive equipment and self-care activities. Instructs patient’s family in these areas if needed. Fabricates self-care or orthotic devices as necessary. (18%)

4. Records and reports patient initial, progress and discharge notes in a timely way. (15%)

5. Attends scheduled team conferences and discharge planning meeting, as needed. (3%)

6. Promotes safe environment for patients and staff in hospital. (2%)

7. Supervises technicians and assistants. (3%)

8. Issues, tracks, and monitors wheelchairs and wheelchair cushions, as needed. (5%)

9. Performs modalities as needed. (5%)

10. Responsible for O.T. inventory and ordering of supplies/equipment. (3%)

11. Maintains department in an orderly manner.

12. Assumes delegated supervisory responsibilities for various levels of student affiliate training program, as requested. (2%)

13. Provides liaison with Nursing Division and medical staff with patient care and O.T. patients. (5%)

14. Performs other work duties as assigned. (2%)

Total 100%

Required Experience:
Passed the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association; must hold current registration with that body.

Must be certified in CPR.

The assessment, care and treatment provided by the Occupational Therapist will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. The Occupational Therapist is competent to care for patient age groups including the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric adult patient.

Required Education:
Graduate of a professional Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited by the National Accreditation of the Profession. Must hold a Baccalaureate or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Working Conditions:
Employee is required to sit, stand and walk continuously. Employee must lift/carry a light (20# max) load continuously, a medium (50# max) load continuously and a heavy (100# max) load frequently. Employee is required to bend, squat, crawl, reach forward and kneel frequently; lift floor to waist and lift waist to overhead frequently. For repetitive action, employee is required to use one or both hands for simple grasping, pushing/pulling and fine manipulation. Employee is exposed to electrical hazards and CRT terminal work occasionally. Employee is frequently exposed to blood borne pathogens.

(Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%)

The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.

Job Relationships: Brief descriptions of the types of interactions that occur for this job.

Supervised by: Inpatient Supervisor, Outpatient Supervisor, and Director of Therapy Services

Supervises: OT students

Provides direction to: Occupational Therapy technicians and Assistants

Additional Comments:
Mission: Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health of the community. Using talents and resources responsibly, our medical staff, employees and volunteers provide care for the whole person with compassion, professional excellence, and respect for each other and those we serve.

Core Values: Human Dignity, Compassion, Justice, Excellence, and Stewardship.

Human Dignity: We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God.

Compassion: We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family.

Justice: We honor each person’s rights and responsibilities in light of the common good.

Excellence: We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement.

Stewardship: We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity.

FACES – Friendly – Available – Caring – Efficient – Safe

Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.

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At St. Luke's, each and every day, we put into practice our values: Human Dignity We accept and treat all persons as being created in...