Occupational Therapist Job University Health Services Inc Augustaby admin on more than 30 days
University Health Services, Inc. Jobs 2020Description :
Responsibilities: Provides delivery of quality occupational therapy services to patients of all ages (as determined by competency check off)-neonate only with special training, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Delegates and supervises the provision of cross-trainable care within scope of licensure. Documents care provided. Enters daily treatment charges using computer system. Coordinates care with other services/departments to provide total patient care throughout the continuum. Assists customers in meeting their needs. Serves as a team member on a specialty care team and/or on an interdisciplinary care team as assigned. Assists with improvement, development and promotion of services. Accountability is measured through direct observation, productivity reports, performance appraisal, customer service reports, participation in task force, performance improvement and patient safety activities, Care Line/QARM reports, and peer review. Qualifications: Education
Must hold a Bachelors or Masters degree from an accredited program of occupational therapy.
Certification in the use of modalities is preferred.
Must hold a current license�from the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy.�National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy is preferred. Certification in lymphedema is preferred. Certification in sensory integrative praxis testing is preferred.
BLS required or obtained within 60 days from date of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Work requires a knowledge of occupational therapy modalities and procedures as applicable for treating patients of all ages with various disabilities.
Must have a high level of interpersonal skills in order to communicate verbally and in writing with patients, physicians, visitors, co-workers and other hospital personnel.
Must possess high level of interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with sick and/or irritable patients in order to gain their cooperation and allay apprehension. Must be able to provide effective instructions to patient and families.
Must have high level of analytical ability necessary to assess patient needs, develop treatment programs, develop tasks appropriately and organize and prioritize daily treatments while utilizing supportive personnel.
Must possess analytical ability and knowledge of the principals, methods, materials and equipment used in the practice of occupational therapy.
Must have a basic knowledge of management skills sufficient to effectively supervise team personnel when acting as team leader.
Must have knowledge of safety and current infection control policies and procedures at UH.
Work requires one to six months orientation to acquire necessary familiarity with area specific policies, procedures, principles and methods of treatment compatible with departmental philosophy.
Work requires the ability to handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted and changed by immediate circumstances which may produce a high level of stress and mental fatigue.
Standing for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours)
Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as needed
Sitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours)
Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your head
Sight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc.
Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc.
Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditions
Olfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smells
HCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89
Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies
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