The Occupational Therapist must be a graduate of an accredited school of occupational therapy and have a current permanent or temporary license from the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
An Associate in this position may provide direct patient care for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients through the Rehabilitation Services department. Evaluation and treatment as well as documentation of patient progress is required as well as the ability to communicate with patients, family, physicians and hospital associates. Supervision of students, occupational therapist assistants and monitoring of rehabilitation technicians is also required.
In addition the associate must adhere to established organizational and departmental policies and safety guidelines and possess problem solving abilities, excellent customer service skills and Patient First characteristics. The associate must assist in maintaining a safe working environment throughout the facility and be available for on-call and call-back responsibilities, as required.
Reads current literature and publications concerning therapeutic techniques and trends in Occupational Therapy specifically related to health care.
Participates in departmental performance/quality improvement and program development as well as in departmental events such as Heartbeats, OT month, health fairs, etc.
Promotes the Rehab department through ongoing marketing within the medical community and the community at large.
The therapist must be a graduate of an accredited school of occupational therapy and holder of a current permanent or temporary license from the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
The associate must have the ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accomodation. They must demonstrate the knowledge and technical skill necessary for providing competent, comprehensive patient care as well as display behavior which promotes good guest relations to patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers. They must be able to communicate and comprehend the English language and posess keyboarding skills for computer documentation. The therapist is responsible for the evaluation and treatmment of inpatients and outpatients as well as the development of a rehabilitation program that meets the parameters of the referring physician. They must be able to teach/instruct patients, families and colleagues. The therapist is responsible for accurate documentation that meets state, federal and facility guidelines as well as participation in departmental meetings/activities. They require knowledge of the healthcare system work environment and the role of the occupational therapist in the “health care team”.
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