Evaluates patients, neonatal through geriatric, for occupational therapy services and provides therapeutic intervention according to departmental standards. Assesses the appropriateness and effectiveness of services provided to patients and documents same according to departmental standards and the special needs of patients of all ages.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Conducts Occupational Therapy evaluations and treatments, involving varied diagnoses and units, using a variety of appropriate treatment techniques and documents according to established departmental policies and procedures.
- Participate in department or hospital initiative for the community as appropriate.
- Demonstrates the ability and required competencies to cross cover by evaluating and treating patients with a variety of diagnoses in various units.
- Participates in departmental process improvement initiatives (huddle, metrics, and innovative ideas).
- Meets departmental productivity standards and completes productivity log in a timely manner.
- Participates in quality and patient safety initiatives, engaging in excellent customer service practices, including but not limited to, following ICARE.
- Actively participates in interdisciplinary meetings, departmental in-service activities and/or evidence based journal article review; conducts in-services for AAMC-funded continuing education courses in a timely manner.
- Provides technical supervision, direction, and support to Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Rehab Aides, students, and volunteers.
- Consults with and serves as a resource for physicians, nursing staff, and other clinicians to increase knowledge of Occupational Therapy and to identify the need for Occupational Therapy services for patients of all ages.
- Functions as Supervisor in the absence of the Occupational Therapy Supervisor, as designated.
The minimum level of education and experience for this position includes:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.
- Acute care or related experience preferred; however, new graduates will be considered depending on current departmental staffing.
- Current license to practice Occupational Therapy by the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.
- Current American Heart Association Healthcare provider BLS Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands – Heavy lifting
Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.