Occupational Therapist

Nexus Specialty Hospital The Woodlands, TX

Knowledgeable of professional standards and utilizes during treatment.
Appropriately reports abnormalities, change in patient condition or unusual circumstances in a timely manner to supervising OT, nurse and/or the Director of Rehabilitation.
Carries out plan of care as outlined by the supervising OT and approved by physician.
Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment to control the spread of infection.
Maintains the cleanliness of utilized instruments and equipment per hospital policy.
Demonstrates knowledge of occupational therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example e-stim, ultrasound, etc.
Utilizes resources appropriately and uses and maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
Completes all required documentation of patient care according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
Provides evidence based treatments to patients that are age appropriate.
Accepts direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner.
Communicates with the Occupational Therapist, Director of Rehabilitation, physicians and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
Participates as necessary in patient care conferences, rehab meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
Participates in In-Service Training Programs.
Participates in discharge planning.
Establish and instruct caregivers and patient in patient specific maintenance programs, DME and safety.
Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
Adheres to department productivity standard.
Interacts professionally with other clinical staff
Communicates issues or concerns regarding department or patient to supervising OT
Acts as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy Schools.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience

Preferred six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation setting

Skills

Current Licensure as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant in the State of Practice
Certified in CPR and CPI
Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within 90 days of hire

Education Required

Graduate of an American Occupational Therapy Association accredited school of COTA

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