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Occupational Therapist - OPT - Jim Thorpe Inpatient Rehabilitation at BaptistMedical Center

Company: INTEGRIS Health
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Occupational Therapist

Job Code: 1485

Position Summary:

The Occupational Therapist assumes responsibility for the ethical and cost effective management, delivery, documentation, outcomes and communication of patient care within the scope of practice of their respective disciplines. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Functions:

The Occupational Therapist responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

* Interprets referrals; examines, evaluates, and develops and modifies occupational therapy plan of care including anticipated goals and expected outcomes for patients.

* Performs a comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and safety assessment of assigned patients as evidenced by clinical documentation.

* Coordinates patient care with other clinical team members ensuring optimal patient care and communication as noted in the clinical record.

* Directs Occupational Therapy Assistants to perform specific components of treatment and interventions and remains responsible for the episode of patient care.

* May act as clinical instructor and or assist with orientation of new employees or volunteers.

Rehab and Mental Health Only:

* Provides and modifies skilled interventions through the use of therapeutic procedures and techniques to produce changes in the condition consistent with the diagnosis and prognosis.

* Initiates promptly the appropriate corrective action(s) when abnormal condition or response is noted.

* Written reports are concise, legible and accurate and done in a timely manner.

* Understands the developmental life span of the patient; assesses, interprets and provides care/service in a safe environment according to age-specific and cultural needs; evidence and documentation such as test, direct observation and demonstration.

Home Health Only:

* Plans for and provides skilled occupational therapy treatment in the home, reassessing the patient's status on each visit and ensuring quality of care as documented in the clinical record.

* Maintains and submits all required patient documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with home health policies and procedures.

Accountability:

Reports to assigned Manager or Director

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Seeing: Yes
Hearing: Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): No

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

Moderate exposure to hazardous risks, including potential for exposure to infections, communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, mechanical and electrical equipment, variety of chemicals, and sharp equipment (debridement, splinting, and kitchen equipment). Potential for bodily injury related to lifting and cumulative stress. Potential for workplace violence (agitated, confused, combative patients, angry family members). Must follow universal safety precautions. Frequent exposure to hydrocollator. Moderate to frequent exposure to oven, stove, microwave, and heat gun depending on venue of care.
May be exposed to constant interruptions, noise, disagreeable odors, and assorted chemicals.
Must cope with high case loads and multiple demands. May float to other units. May be required to be on call status, work weekends, or flex schedule.
Required to work with wheelchairs, walkers, and other rehab equipment on a daily basis. Frequent exposure to grease, tools, equipment with sharp edges, and lifting of equipment.

Aquatics:
Frequent exposure to pool chemicals. Frequent exposure to heat and humidity in pool area.

Community re-entry and Home Evaluations:
Exposed to traffic and weather conditions while riding or driving with patients in vehicle. Potential for high stress level. Potential for involvement in accidents involving property damage, injury and even death. Frequent exposure to weather extremes

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

Qualifications:

* Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy.

* Current Oklahoma Occupational Therapist license OR be eligible for license in the state of Oklahoma AND able to practice under the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Practice Act. Must have completed licensure by 6 months after initial temporary license is issued. (Must present letter/permit proving eligibility upon hire.)

* Current BLS or CPR certification upon hire or completion within 30 days of hire required.

* Previous relevant experience is preferred.

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written).

Only for Occupational Therapists conducting home evaluations:

* This job may require the incumbent to operate an INTEGRIS-owned vehicle OR personal vehicle (non INTEGRIS-owned) and therefore must have a current Drivers License from the state of residence, as well as a driving record which is acceptable to our insurance carrier.

Aquatics Department Only:

* 2 years of experience and aquatic experience preferred.

* Must complete Water Safety Certification within 6 month of hire date.

Hand Therapy Department Only:

* Certified Hand Therapist preferred.

Therapy Resource Pool Only:

* 2 years of experience preferred.

* This job may require the incumbent to operate an INTEGRIS-owned vehicle OR personal vehicle (non INTEGRIS-owned) and therefore must have a current Drivers License from the state of residence, as well as a driving record which is acceptable to our insurance carrier.

Community Re-entry Department Only:

* 2 years of experience in inpatient rehabilitation preferred.

* This job may require the incumbent to operate an INTEGRIS-owned vehicle OR personal vehicle (non INTEGRIS-owned) and therefore must have a current Drivers License from the state of residence, as well as a driving record which is acceptable to our insurance carrier.

Keywords: INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma City , Occupational Therapist - OPT - Jim Thorpe Inpatient Rehabilitation at BaptistMedical Center, Healthcare , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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