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Occupational Therapist Opt I (7 weekday shifts per month)

Methodist Health System locationOmaha, NE
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Job Location
Omaha, NE, United States


  • Purpose of Job
    • treat patients who have difficulty performing work and daily living activities due to illnesses, injuries and disabilities.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Bachelor of Science or greater in Occupational Therapy.

    • Experience
      • No experience necessary.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
      • Occupational Therapy (OT) license required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Requires knowledge as demonstrated by successful completion of an accredited program.
      • Requires skills in communication both oral and written, time management and organization, and personnel management.
      • Requires the ability to work independently, adapt to a changing environment, organize and work with a variable patient load.
      • Requires the ability to conduct patient teaching and in-service presentations.
      • Practices within standards of practice as outlined by professional organization and licensing body.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Crouching
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Distinguish colors
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Reaching
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/Visual

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Evaluate a wide variety of patient types and identify physical dysfunction and functional capabilities to facilitate appropriate treatment of patients.
        • Performs patient evaluation on initial visit and follows guideline recommendations to establish treatment plan from evaluation.
        • Review medical records to assist in the evaluation process and contacts attending physician to gather information as needed.
        • For each diagnosis, chooses appropriate tests and measures and utilizes appropriate outcome tool.
        • Functional and appropriate goals are set with realistic time frames. Patient and families are included in goal planning.
        • Ongoing re-evaluation is evidenced in documentation over the course of a week or as indicated for patient condition / status.
        • Assess needs for additional interdisciplinary services and refers patients for these services.

      • Establish and implement patient focused treatment program with regular follow-up to achieve maximum functional improvement with efficiency.
        • Treatment plan is based on objective evaluations and achievable short and long term goals with time frames and direction toward desired outcome.
        • Treatment plans are appropriate for patient diagnosis and constantly re-evaluated for effectiveness.
        • Ongoing re-assessment is evident in documentation and is addressed by modifying the plan of care.
        • Content and frequency of the program are adjusted as the patients condition or status warrants.
        • Coordinates treatments with interdisciplinary services as needed.

      • Patient documentation is thorough and timely, enhancing communication and ensuring completion of Medical Record.
        • In accordance with policy, efficiently completes initial evaluation, progress notes, discharge summary and patient progress reports.
        • Documentation accurately reflects services provided, patient response and progress.
        • Update physician both verbally and in writing as to the progress of the patient prior to discharge or the next physician office visit.
        • Follows criteria for quality documentation as outlined by guidelines including all requirements (surgeries, signatures, allergies).

      • Provides patient education to facilitate patient rehabilitation.
        • Education is evidenced by either documentation, written handout or direct observation.
        • When possible, patient will convey understanding of key principles, precautions and instructions by demonstration.
        • Utilizes the services of interpreters, child-life specialists, etc to assist with instruction as needed or requested.

      • Patient billing is appropriate and accurately reflects the services provided for each therapy session to reflect accurate billing of services.
        • Responsible for identifying appropriate charges based on treatment rendered.

      • Participates in the clinical instruction of students to facilitate their education and promote the profession and department.
        • Provides supervision and guidance appropriate for each student, to ensure appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients as well as educational outcome of the student.
        • Complies with school/department requirements for supervision/feedback.

      • Assists with program development, including department programs, when indicated to assist with the development of marketing strategies and provide input to the coordinators of these programs.
        • Attends meetings and fosters excellence by demonstration of current knowledge base and participation with program development to achieve goals.
        • Participates in community education through speaking engagements, covering health fairs or other events as needed.
        • Develops physician and staff relationships.
        • Participates and assists with marketing strategies as needed.

      • Demonstrates commitment to personal growth and clinical excellence.
        • Presents a staff in-service program within 1 month of attendance of continuing education course, professional workshop or seminar.
        • Attends all mandatory in-services, department meetings (whenever possible), and required continuing education courses per year.

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of Treatment, as outlined in the department “Population Specific Competency Checklist”.
        • Standard as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.

      • Demonstrates responsibility with all job related duties.
        • Takes accountability to cover all assigned shifts.
        • Consistently clocks in and out at appropriate times correctly using KRONOS.
        • Accepts responsibility for actions and consequences.

      • Attitude and communication approach reflects the core values of the Rehab department.
        • Listens carefully, checks on understanding before responding and accepts and offers feedback.
        • Proactively seeks solutions to challenges within the work environment.
        • Adapts, without difficulty, to changes in assignment and environment.
    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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