Under thedirection of the Director - Rehabilitation Services and the OccupationalTherapist, provides and documents occupational therapy services for assignedinpatients as ordered by the physician in accordance with accepted andestablished occupational therapy norms and standards to maximize independenceand safety with ADLS/IA. Assists in program development; and performs otherduties to maintain departmental functions and assure the coordination,continuity, and quality of patient care.
Communications: 1) Exhibit an approachable, interactive style in relationships. 2) Communicates information concerning patient conditions and therapy to appropriate personnel; consults with Director about situations requiring additional expertise, assistance, or management decision. 3) Communicate effectively by seeking and giving feedback, articulating ideas, listening and sharing information with all stakeholders (intra- and inter-departmentally). 4) Participate in a variety of means of communication to stay abreast of current issues within the department, hospital and the field. 5) Collaborate with fellow team members and staff. 6) Act with integrity and honesty, being willing to trust others and able to engender trust. 7) Demonstrate efficient organization in work planning and work flow.
Team work: 1) Collaborate with peers, staff, team members and outside colleagues. 2) Assist with training personnel as assigned. Rotate in other job tasks as necessary. 3) Exhibit an approachable, interactive style in relationships. 4) Communicate effectively by being receptive to and receiving feedback. 5) Adapts to changing environment with patient treatments and service coordination. 6) Recognize and voluntarily assist other staff as needed. 7) Serves on committees/teams which influence and /or determine the policies, procedures and operations of the Center. 8) Contributes as an effective team member. Participates in hospital and department quality improvement initiatives. Actively participates in productive/problem solving dialogue. Offers and seeks solutions to issues. Supports team decisions. 9) Performs other duties as requested.
Policy and Procedures: 1) Follows written procedure established for all rehab services and consults with Director if variance from procedure occurs or is indicated. 2) Maintain familiarity with fire, disaster, Code Blue plans and participates when necessary. 3) Is accountable for hospital/department changes affecting work performance. Reads posted memos/announcements and meeting minutes if not in attendance. 4) Exhibits the values and philosophy of SSM Health Care and SMJH in daily activities. Performs job functions in accordance with the hospital and departmental policy.
Clinical Administration and Documentation: 1) Demonstrates knowledge of Occupational Therapy practice. Maintains professional competency and incorporates into evidence-based practice. Demonstrates an understanding of the implications of various physiological dysfunctions and disease states. Accurately follows treatment plan, communicating need for changes to plan or goals to OTR provides patient/family teaching and discharge recommendations. 2) Documents patient cares in compliance with department, JCAHO and other standards to facilitate care. 3) Accurately submits patient charges in accordance to hospital, department and insurance standards and requirements. 4) Competes daily review, communicates with OTR, unit nurses, physicians and interdisciplinary team interaction. 5) Establishes a rapport with the patient and family that is conducive to education and physical and emotional recovery process during hospitalization. 6) Educates patients and their family utilizing evidence based practice. 7) Facilitates and coordinates patient treatment and follow up as needed. 8) Participates in the promotion and education of the medical staff and general public regarding Occupational Therapy and the services provided by the center. 9) Participates in routine maintenance and calibration of the Occupational Therapy equipment to ensure its proper operating condition and reporting the need for major repair.
Equipment Safety and Maintenance: 1) Provides for and monitors proper equipment and technique. 2) Ensures that equipment is in proper working order by providing repairs, routine maintenance, and cleaning. 3) Uses equipment that is appropriate for the age of the patients being treated.
Patient Assessment and Equipment Monitoring: 1) Assists in developing and implementing a review mechanism in order to appraise the quality of care delivered by the Occupational Therapy Department. 2) Safely and effectively provides treatments, assessments and monitoring response to treatment. 3) Ensures that equipment is functioning properly, cleaned and proper technique is followed. 4) Render clinical therapeutic and diagnostic intervention appropriate for care of patient. 5) Enforces safety standards through patient, family, and staff education and following safety standard throughout all evaluation and treatment. 6) Exercise critical thinking and sound judgment to recognize and consults with physician on interventional treatment.
Age Assessment: 1) Physical assessment is age appropriate. 2) Develops plan of care which is age appropriate. 3) Administers age appropriate therapies and monitors response to these therapies. 4) Maintains technical competence necessary to provide quality care to age specific patient population.
Education and Training: 1) Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to inpatient rehab team, medical, nursing, students and other departments. 2) Attends orientation, education, and training programs pertinent to the delivery of patient care on their teams. 3) Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of OT. 4) Attends in-services and staff meetings on a regular basis. 5) Train personnel as assigned. 6) Assumes responsibility and accountability for own professional practice, continuing education and competency (i.e. mandatory in-services, meetings, department competency). Seeks learning opportunities. 7) Maintains credentials, CPR certification and attends pertinent continuing education.
Lead Duties - Rotating Lead Primary Duties: 1) Performs lead role which includes coordinating all operational activities for the assigned shift. 2) Maintains communication with staff and follow-ups with manager appropriately as department needs dictate. 3) Coordinates staff according to needs of the department to maintain a balanced workload. 4) Replaces sick calls as needed in collaboration with department staffing plan. 5) Acts as resource person to shift staff for clinical and departmental needs. 6) Adheres to charge person criteria and selection process. 7) In the absence of the director communicates with the nursing supervisor regarding administrative needs
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy
Current Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) license granted by the State of Wisconsin
National Provide Identification (NPI) number and Medicaid provider agreement
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
A minimum of 2 years of experience in hospital or sub-acute setting
Preferred Requirements: N/A
Well-developed knowledge of occupational therapy treatmentapproaches contraindications and precautions appropriate for assigned patientpopulations. Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
St. Mary's Janesville Hospital –
Our $150 million community medical campus opened in 2012 toprovide a full range of health services for Janesville and the surroundingcommunities in Rock County. The campus includes a 50-bed hospital — St. Mary'sJanesville Hospital — and our adjacent Dean Clinic — Janesville East location,which offers exceptional primary and specialty care on one central complex. Our165,000-square-foot hospital has all private rooms, a healing garden andaward-winning emergency and obstetrics departments.
You’ve known us as many names throughout St. Louis, and now, we’re bringing our hospitals, doctors, home care and other services together under one name – SSM Health. With seven hospitals, 350+ physicians, more than 40 physician locations and 12,000 employees, we are part of something bigger and better. We’re connected to a wealth of resources, expertise and advance technology to help you, your fa...mily and our community live long, healthy lives.
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