Catholic Health Initiatives Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant Lukin (PRN) in LUFKIN, Texas

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant Lukin (PRN)

Description

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Occupational Therapist and Market Director of Rehabilitation Services, the Occupational Therapist Assistant, assists Occupational Therapist in providing occupational therapy services. Screens, educates, and provides therapeutic intervention for individuals identified with disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform daily life activities; must possess professional judgment and clinical knowledge to develop individualized programs. Displays professional, safe conduct in all interactions. Maintains positive working relationships with staff, other departments, physicians and peers. Displays conduct in support of CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Mission & Vision.

Position Responsibilities:

1. Quality – completes work with accuracy and thoroughness.

2. Productivity – efficiently utilizes time in accomplishing work.

3. Customer Focus – lives organizational and departmental service standards.

4. Reliability – completes tasks assigned; follows up as needed.

5. Availability – meets attendance standards; is punctual; works when needed.

6. Decision Making – displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision.

7. Initiative – seeks out productive duties in absence of guidance; is a self-starter.

8. Adheres to Policy – follows CHI St. Luke’s Memorial rules, policies, procedures and guidelines.

9. Interpersonal Relationships – cooperates, communicates and works well with others.

10. Professionalism – represents CHI St. Luke’s Memorial positively in actions and appearance.

11. Plans and implements occupational therapy treatment programs according to physician referral, and/or plan of care. Designs programs to meet the patient’s physical, psychological, and age specific needs. Performs tests and measurements of functional status, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cognitive/perceptual, and sensory /psychological functions.

12. Works collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary team, other departments and disciplines to assure patients and customer’s needs are met in a timely manner; encourages the active participation of the patient and/or family in goal setting and patient/family training/education.

13. Completes all necessary documentation as outlined by departmental policy and documentation review. This includes, but is not limited to, patient care charting, charge entry, completing peer chart and peer reviews, and documenting on daily schedule.

14. Coordinates care of patients with other departmental and organizational activities in a manner that fosters a positive professional image consistent with the departmental and organizational goals and mission statement. This includes, but is not limited to, discharge planning, participation in care conferences, interdisciplinary rounds, collaborative practice groups, the student program and community endeavors.

15. Assigns, supervises and reviews the care of patients and duties of the therapy technician.

16. Promotes and supports positive and professional customer service, while interacting with clients, guests and internal peers and customers.

17. Works collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary team, other departments and disciplines to assure patients and customer’s needs are met in a timely manner.

18. Encourages the active participation of the patient and/or family in goal setting and patient/family training/education.

19. Provides positive and constructive feedback to enhance departmental operations.

20. Completes all necessary documentation as outlined by departmental policy and documentation review, including but not limited to, patient care charting, charge entry, completing peer chart and peer reviews, and documenting on daily schedule.

21. Utilizes available information management systems to support departmental and organizational goals, including but not limited to system wide e-mail, information announcements, policies, education, charge entry, and accessing patient care related information.

22. Accesses information in accordance with policies and procedures.

23. Educates patients regarding the appropriate placement and application of the telemetry monitoring system.

24. Assists in maintaining patient’s medical record, to include, but not limited tom compiling new medical records, data entry and verification, and filing.

25. Reports equipment malfunctions and ensures that all safety policies are followed concerning malfunctioning equipment.

26. Demonstrates tact and professionalism in working and communicating with patients/families, physicians, other members of the rehabilitation team, and other employees of the healthcare system.

27. As a member of the Rehabilitation Services Team, ensures that the patient/family is satisfied with the rehabilitation services provided any that any issue that arises is addressed and resolved promptly.

28. Complies with and develops efficient and creative ways to maintain departmental productivity standards.

29. Adheres to CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial policies, including but not limited to “CHI Values & Ethics at Work”, HIPPA, PHI, ePHI, Privacy Rule, and confidentiality.

30. Maintains safe work habits; adheres to safety rules; immediately reports any unsafe condition; immediately reports any incident / injury.

31. Supports department-based goals and contributes to the success of the organization. Complies with hospital policies and procedures; attends required in – services, education and training.

32. Performs duties in accordance with that of hospital policies and procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.

33. Wears identification badge and clocks in appropriately.

34. Demonstrates a willingness to follow the chain of command, regularly channels suggestions, criticisms and complaints to the appropriate person.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level

Required:

Associates degree from accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

Licensure/Certification

Licensure/Certification

Continued:

Required:

Current State Licensure as Occupational Therapist Assistant issued by Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners – OTA (ECPTOTE)

(NBCOT if initial licensure--has COTA designation)

BLS certification (through an approved AHA program).

Preferred:

Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA).

Registered COTA through National Board of Certified Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be able to effectively use computer and computer programs for documentation, departmental information and inter/intra departmental communication.

Experience

Required: None

Preferred: 2-3 years of professional experience as OTA

Job Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-LUFKIN-MEMORIAL HLTH SYS LUFKIN

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 1700000192