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Inpatient Occupational Therapist Spinal Cord Injury-TIRR Medical Center

Company: Memorial Hermann
Location: Houston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.Job SummaryAssesses patients then develops and initiates treatment plans based on the results of the evaluation. The evaluation may include tests and measurement of physical, cognitive, perceptual and/or developmental skill as they relate to maximizing the clients level of independence in the occupational performance areas along the continuum of life. Provides direct patient care. Documents findings, progress and instruction to patients and caregivers. May assist Level II & III occupational therapists, manger and director with program development. After specified time period may provide training and guidance to students and interns. Supervises assistants and rehabilitation technicians with regards to individual patient care.Job DescriptionMinimum QualificationsEducation: Bachelors or graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university-based Occupational Therapy programLicenses/Certifications: Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners license requiredExperience / Knowledge / Skills: The position requires occasional or frequent lifting up to 75-100 pounds and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health" through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.Principal Accountabilities Assumes responsibility in the care of the patient. Performs complete, comprehensive evaluation of patients with a physician's referral. Accurately interprets evaluation findings. Completes a written plan of care, develops goals based on evaluation findings, and develops a comprehensive program to attain goals. Implements an occupational therapy treatment program and provides basic occupational therapy treatments. Demonstrates competency in performing basic occupational therapy skills. Supervises COTA's and Rehab Technicians with regards to individual patient care treatments. Assesses patients periodically to monitor progress towards treatment goals, and alters goals, plan or program as indicated. Motivates and instructs patients/caregivers using appropriate methods. Communicates effectively with patients/caregivers and professional colleagues to include physicians and insurance companies. Manages time effectively. Documents appropriately in the medical record and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently. Presents relevant special topics in professional literature at clinic meetings, grand rounds, conferences, university settings and meetings as delegated or requested by the faculty. May serve as Clinical Instructor for OT or OTA interns. Provides treatment in all areas of the department, which may include inpatient, outpatient, weekends and holidays. Assists in clinic education efforts, whether to patients, staff, hospital, system or the community. Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service. Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff. Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Memorial Hermann, Houston , Inpatient Occupational Therapist Spinal Cord Injury-TIRR Medical Center, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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