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Occupational Therapist—Inpatient in Southfield, MI at Oakland Regional Hospital

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Shift Time: Days
Shift Length: 4-6 hours
Standard Hours Per Week: Contingent status, Hours Vary

Role/Position Definition:

Provides occupational therapy services to patients impaired by physical dysfunction, including assessment, treatment planning and implementation of the treatment plan based on the functional needs of the patient. Provides supervision for COTA and students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Conducts screenings and evaluations to determine the patient/resident’s functional impairments in activities of daily living.
B. Develops and implements treatment plans to reach patients/resident’s highest potential for independence. Adheres to professional standards of practice.
C. Provides direct patient/resident care to facilitate the restoration of functional abilities.
D. Checks, instructs, assigns and reviews the work of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and students in accordance with the academic guidelines.
E. Performs duties within the parameters of the State of Michigan Public Health Code.
F. Provides documentation in a legible manner to maintain quality of the medical record as it relates to reimbursement guidelines, accuracy and facility requirements.
G. Participates in patient care conferences and program development as necessary.
H. Promotes current standards of clinical practice through participation in continuing education and in-service programs.
I. Participates in program development.
J. Provides in-services to other staff members on occupational therapy as it relates to patient/resident care.
K. Ensures that the patient/resident has the appropriate equipment while in the facility and for discharge to home.
L. Designs and fabricates splints and or slings per doctor’s order to meet the needs of the patient/resident.
M. Performs home evaluations to ensure the patient/resident’s home environment is conducive for a safe discharge plan.
N. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

A. Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school required.
  • 2+ years experience as a registered Occupational Therapist preferred.

B. Licensure/Certification

  • Current unrestricted Occupational Therapist registration from the State of Michigan required.

C. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Physical ability to bend, position and transfer patients and exert forces up to 70 lbs.
  • Ability to react effectively to the needs of patients and families.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and initiative when analyzing problems and recommending solutions.

Work Environment:

A. Rare necessity to lift up to 75lbs from floor to waist.
B. Lifting of 25lbs both overhead and horizontally.
C. Occasional pushing/pulling of wheelchairs, opening and closing doors, maneuvering equipment and supplies.
D. Occasional unilateral carrying of equipment and supplies.
E. Frequent grasping, gripping and hand/finger manipulation.
F. Frequent bending, stooping, squatting and crouching.
G. Frequent trunk rotation.
H. Occasional crawling and kneeling.
I. Frequent standing and walking.
J. Frequent upper extremity coordination and exertion.
K. Exposure to patient care areas.
L. May be exposed to blood and body fluids, sharp blunt or irregular surface objects, and hazardous chemicals.

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