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The Occupational Therapist is responsible for providing Occupational Therapy services to patients according to accepted standards of practice. The Occupational Therapist treats individual birth and over in age. The Occupational Therapist maintains daily patient progress notes and working as a team with other professionals, coordinates discharge planning. These duties are performed in a manner which demonstrates the philosophy/mission and values of Mercy Health.
• Graduate from an Occupational Therapy accredited curriculum with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or college graduate plus 2 years academic course in Occupational Therapy; and a minimum clinical affiliation of 6 months.
• Licensed by the state of Ohio Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Athletic Trainer Board.
• One year clinical experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge and skill required to perform the job responsibilities for both technical and dimensional content.
Has detailed level of knowledge of Occupational Therapy.
Able to accurately diagnose and develop a plan of treatment for Occupational Therapy patients.
Work with computer applications.
Dexterity in producing splints.
Dexterity needed in using Occupational Therapy equipment.
Strength to assist in patient transfers.
• PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING:
The degree to which judgment and analysis must be exercised in planning, investigating issues, and evaluating alternative solutions to the challenges posed by the job. Deals with the nature of the decisions, the variety of problems, and how decisions are made in context of the typical requirements of the job.
Make decisions based on an analysis of facts and principles.
Authority to make decisions or commitments directly related to the performance of Occupational Therapy
• SCOPE OF IMPACT/ACCOUNTABILITY:
The potential impact of actions on results of Mercy Health and the job’s accountability for achieving results.
Accountable for use of resources within the Occupational Therapy Department.
Medical Record documentation must be accurate.
Responsible for patient billing of Occupational Therapy services.
• INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:
The nature and frequency of interpersonal human relations skills required by the job. The extent to which the job requires cooperation and tact in meeting or influencing others by phone, correspondence, or personal contact.
Internal and external relations such as those required in giving or obtaining routine information.
Requires use of common courtesy.
Has contact with employees, physicians, patients, families, and other individuals inside and outside of the hospital.
Coaches others by providing con-structural criticism.
PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Supports the achievement of the Mercy Health mission and living of its values.
Models supportive behaviors.
Supports collaboration, Performance Improvement processes, inter-disciplinary work teams, and partnership relationships with customers.
Responsible for own professional/personal growth and development.
Communicates effectively with all departments & employees of the organization and other customers.
Promotes stewardship of resources while maintaining or improvement quality of care.
Exhibits ownership for the success of the organization.
Effectively engages in two-way dialogue and problem solving.
Works independently to meet operational objectives.
Receives, investigates and appropriately reports and responds to problems/incidents that involve safety and compliance issues.
Holds self, employees and co-workers accountable for keeping patient safety the first priority in performing the essential duties of their jobs.
Performs initial evaluation and ongoing Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment planning.
Documents appropriately and in a timely manner.
Consults with referring physician/other team members as needed for continuation of care and discharge of patient.
Provide professional instruction and supervision to other team personnel responsible for assisting with treatment especially the Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Fabricate splints and adaptive devices in accordance with physician’s prescription and patient needs.
Schedules case load of assigned patients for daily treatment sessions.
Provides site education for Occupational Therapy Interns.
Attends meetings, seminars, and educational conferences pertinent to Occupational Therapy. Conducts inservices as needed.
Upholds resources in a manner consistent with the organizational plan.
Participates in Mercy Health recruitment and retention goals.
Maintains department resources in a manner consistent with department budgets and departmental activity.
3. Understands cost per unit of service.
JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES – Other:
Performs computer order/entry functions.
Assists with transporting patients as needed.
3. Participates in department and hospital committees or projects as appropriate.
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We’ll also reward your hard work with:
- Great health, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- And a lot more
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Work Shift:Days (United States of America)
Mercy Health provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law. If you require accommodation in the application process please contact our Human Resources Department at (513)952-5280 or by email at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. This department will make sure you get connected with a Human Resources representative that can assist you.