PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
Organizes and conducts occupational therapy programs in the hospital to facilitate rehabilitation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology and to promote and maintain health.
- Duty 1: Examines, evaluates, tests, and administers treatments of patients with physical disabilities, ADL limitations, acute/chronic disorders that may include neurological, musculoskeletal, wound, motor skills, sensory integration and/or social, psychological, cognitive skill deficits.
- Duty 2: Supervise plans of care implemented and rendered by the occupational therapist assistant. Ensure the understanding from the occupational therapist assistant of goals to be expected and changes to the plan of care during the course of treatment.
- Duty 3: Ensures understanding with the patient, family, referring doctors and other professionals regarding progress, problems, home programs, and other issues related to the therapeutic process.
- Duty 4: Develops, implements, and evaluates therapeutic occupational therapy programs and services that promotes occupational therapy.
- Duty 5: Accurately maintains records of work performed to ensure proper documentation, billing, scheduled appointments and hours worked in compliance of organizational, state, and federal regulations and to ensure patient continuity of care and patient satisfaction.
- Duty 6: Maintains equipment and supplies used as part of the therapeutic process.
- Duty 7: Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
- Duty 8: Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Duty 9: Continues professional growth by attending educational meetings, workshops, visiting related facilities, and reading professional literature as regulated by governing boards, and licensure requirements.
- Duty 10: Participates in 4 activities per year within the community that promotes the rehabilitation department.
- Duty 11: Attends 10 staff meetings per year to ensure proper communication of departmental/organizational progress, and /or changes.
- Duty 12: Accurately documents patients scheduled appointments in conjunction with rehabilitation staff to ensure patient continuity of care and patient satisfaction. Acute setting- meet or exceed 2.0 units per patient visit. Outpatient setting- meet or exceed 3.0 units per patient visit.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or university.
- Valid and current license in the State of Ohio
- A valid driver's license is required (if you do not have a valid Ohio driver’s license you must obtain one within one year of your residency in the state) and you must also meet BVHS's company fleet policy requirements
- Knowledgeable in therapy procedure
- Training in rehabilitative and restorative therapy practices
- Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
- Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area’s policies and procedures.
- Two (2) years of experience as therapist in a health care environment preferred
General: Occasionally pushes patients in wheelchairs (100-350 lbs.) and adjusts patient’s position for table or computer access, or assists in re-positioning patient in chair. Frequently shifts from sitting to standing when treating patients or engaged in routine documentation or office tasks. Occasionally transfers patient from bed to chair, chair to mat table, sit to stand, chair to chair (100-350 lbs.). Frequently walks within building to treat patients in other areas or attend meetings. Occasionally assists patients for standing or walking within the clinic or hallways. Sitting tolerance required on an average of 50% of day; standing tolerance 50%. Frequently demonstrates the use of proper body mechanics and lifting techniques in a variety of functional tasks. Occasionally pushes/pulls to demonstrate equipment or to move file and storage cabinet drawers to retrieve or return files. Frequently transfers files, treatment materials, office supplies (1-5 lbs.).
Fine Motor Coordination: Frequently writes or uses computer keyboard to document treatment of patient care, compose business letters/forms. Sufficient fine motor coordination needed to fabricate splints, set up and demonstrate fine motor test components, scar tissue massage, and craft skills. Frequently uses fine motor skills during evaluation and treatment.
Verbal Expression: Frequently verbalizes when evaluating, treating, team conferencing, consulting via telephone, presenting in-services or program in the community.
Hearing: Relies upon hearing to discern speech and voice impairments, to determine adequacy of spoken language and cognitive responses during evaluation and treatment, and to adequately communicate with other professionals in person or via telephone.
Vision: Frequently visually observes patient to assess function and response during treatment and evaluation, and to ensure safety. Frequently must read written reports and communications.
Environmental Factors: Occasional risk of infection which requires use of safety precautions such as surgical masks, gown, gloves, hand-washing procedures.
This position is classified “at risk” for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)