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Occupational Therpaist PR$ 4003
Position: Occupational Therapist
Position Status: PRN
Shift:varies

St. Luke's Hospital is currently seeking to add an occupational therapist to our rehab department

Job Summary:
The occupational therapist will be responsible for providing services to patients and performs occupational therapy assessment and procedures which require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and skill based upon principles of psychological, biological, physical and social sciences.

Essential Functions:
-Establishes, monitors and delivers occupational therapy to patients as directed by the physician's plan of treatment and the interdisciplinary patient plan of care.
-Reports on the condition of the patient to the appropriate supervisor and other staff members.
-Performs occupational therapy assessment and procedures which require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and skill based upon principles of psychological, biological, physical and social sciences. This includes a knowledge of growth and development, and an understanding of the range of treatment needed by patients, whether pediatric, adult, or geriatric. Responsible for making decisions based on the O.T.'s education preparation and experience in occupational therapy.
-Coordinates the care of all assigned patients to assess and identify needs and review the St. Luke's Hospital range of services resulting in achievement of expected goals.
-Actively participates in case conferences and making suggestions to team and supervisor appropriately when needed.
-Effectively communicates with all levels of the work force, both clinical and nonclinical.
-Performs and prioritizes multiple functions or tasks.
-Instructs, adapts and assists patients with Activities of Daily Living including but not limited to reaching, carrying, lifting, standing, walking, dressing, toileting, grooming, eating, sitting and rolling in bed.
Reads and interprets technical instructions related to the care of the patient.
-Visually and auditorially observes and assesses the patient.
-Effectively deals with multiple changes.
-Builds an outpatient and inpatient O.T. patient base under direction of Rehab Director.
-Follow a written patient care plan and make modifications of treatment that are consistent with the plan to assure that proper treatment is given.
-Provide treatment using established techniques to assure that the patient benefit is maximized and safe.
Recognize contraindications for treatment to assure patient safety.
-Communicate patient status to the appropriate person(s) so that those involved in the patients care and discharge plans will have necessary information.
-Write progress notes so that patient�s treatment and status are documented accurately.
-Write and instruct home programs to assure that discharge plans are complete.
-Assign work to and supervise PT Tech and students to ensure that they function within the limits of their skills and knowledge.
-Utilize proper body mechanics in order to avoid injury.
-Transfer and transport patients in a manner that assures safety for both patient and self.
-Complete department records and charges in a manner that assures accuracy and timeliness.
-Contribute to the departmental improvement initiatives through participation in monitoring and evaluation activities.
-Maintain the department in an orderly manner by cleaning and storing equipment per procedure or assisting the PT Tech in these duties.
-Assist in maintaining the department in readiness for patient care by assuring adequate supplies and preparing treatment areas for the next patient promptly.
-Assists with ensuring that patient appointments are scheduled so that patient waiting time is minimal and staff work time is coordinated efficiently.
-Demonstrate knowledge of all hospital and department safety, maintenance, disaster, and infection control policies and procedures to assure a safe working environment.
-Perform administrative tasks as assigned by the Director of Rehabilitation Services in order to assist in the overall operations of the department.
-Present and attend in-service education programs in order to increase knowledge base.
-Adapts intervention environment, tools, materials, and activities according to the needs of the individual and his or her socio-cultural context.
-Communicates and interacts with other team members and the individual's family or caregivers.
-Monitors own performance and identifies supervisory needs.
-Maintains records and documentation required by work settings.
-Modifies treatment approaches to reflect changing needs.
-Formulates discontinuation and follow-up plans.
-Provide outreach and learning activities as requested which may include: in-services or related activities, generating referrals, attending community-based events, developing written community outreach materials, interacting with volunteers or visitors.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
1. Graduate with a degree in an occupational therapy program from an institution which meets the educational and field work requirements of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
2.Successful completion of the National Examination for OTR (NBCOT).
3. North Carolina State licensure as an Occupational Therapist is required.
4. Must hold and maintain current CPR certification.
5. Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information.
6. Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
7. Able to wear personal protective equipment (e.g., face mask, goggles, latex/non-latex gloves) as needed.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Background check and drug screen required for new team members.
Additional Information
Position Type : Pool/PRN/Per Diem
Shift : Other
Ref Code: 4003
Contact Information
Shontay Singleton
Human Resources
101 Hospital Drive
Columbus, NC 28722
Email: Shontay.Singleton@slhnc.org
Phone: 828-894-0981
Fax: 828-894-0996

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