Catholic Health Initiatives Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Rehab Services - PRN in DES MOINES, Iowa

Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Rehab Services - PRN

Description

Position Type: PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0

Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides occupational therapy services including evaluation, treatment and documentation in the areas of ADL, motor function, sensation, perception, cognitive, psychosocial, and orthotics upon referral by and under guidance of a qualified physician in accordance with the Iowa Occupational Therapy Practice Act. Work is performed with considerable independence according to standard policy and within program guidelines. Supervises certified occupational therapist assistants and rehab support staff in patient care and non patient care duties according to licensure law. Provides on-going occupational therapy to infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and their families based on assignment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Based on assignment: Performs evaluations and treatments (including the application of topical medications used in treatment modalities and/or burn/wound care) to infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in a variety of settings. Completes supporting documentation according to hospital policy

  • Appropriately establishes and reviews: Plan of care; Goals and priorities with team (including patient/family); Treatment in response to changing patient needs; Educational needs of patient/caregivers; Discharge plan/follow-up care needs.

  • Complies with department, hospital, and regulatory agency guidelines with respect to ethics, legal issues and supervisory relationships. Demonstrates professional accountability per the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

  • Demonstrates appropriate and effective written, verbal, and non-verbal communication with team members through the continuum of care.

  • Protects patient confidentiality in regard to medical, emotional, and social status.

  • Advocates for the profession through memberships, affiliations, continuing education, community service and legislative support . MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans and presents educational programs for department, hospital, and/or community.

  • Assists in inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment.

  • Assists in preparation/maintenance of daily treatment schedule

  • Assists in maintenance of safe, clean work environment.

  • Uses computer for documentation and the entering of charges.

  • Provides instruction, supervision, and guidance to students, volunteers, and ancillary staff in Wellness & Rehab.

  • Assesses physical environment and functional abilities of patient within actual residence or work setting.

  • Utilizes specialized equipment, testing procedures, and/or advanced treatment techniques.

  • Transports patients/equipment to/from clinics.

  • Observes, measures, and records the cardiovascular responses of heart rate, heart rhythm, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AS REQUIRED:

  • Graduate of accredited program in occupational therapy

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree

  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Iowa

  • Previous experience desired but not required

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0190495

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.