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Occupational Therapist

Company: Texas Health Resources
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Occupational Therapist - Texas Health Plano

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We're looking for a qualified Occupational Therapist like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Plano
  • Work hours: Full Time (32/hr/wk) working Tuesday - Saturday 8:30a-3:30p
  • Salary range: $34.35-$51.46 per hour (based on relevant experience)

At Texas Health Plano, we take our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 386-bed, full-service hospital that has served Plano, Frisco, Carrolton and surrounding communities since 1991.

If you're looking for emergency medicine and trauma, cardiology, neurosurgery and spine, advanced orthopedics, women's services, adult and adolescent behavioral health, an adult intensive care unit and state of the art and technologically advanced surgical services, we've got it. Plus we are an accredited Chest Pain Center, Level II Trauma Facility, a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Level IV NICU.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Plano is a Magnet-designated hospital recipient of the Disease Specific Care Certification for Joint Replacement by The Joint Commission.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's Degree Completion of a Occupational Therapy program Required

Experience

None Required

Licenses and Certifications

OT - Occupational Therapist Texas Occupational Therapy License Upon Hire Required

And

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly Required

Position Responsibilities

Performs age appropriate patient assessment and establishes plan of care

Obtains/verifies physician order for therapy and validates for appropriateness

Reviews available medical records and obtains pertinent medical history from patient or family

Ensures that patient has given informed consent to treatment

Evaluates each patient using age and diagnosis appropriate assessment tests and measurements, including appropriate outcome assessment

tool(s)

Integrates assessment results to identify functional problems and prioritizes care needs with patient and family

Sets appropriate, measurable, functional goals with time frames to address the identified problems including patient/family goals and

preferences

Determines plan for care, and/or appropriate therapeutic interventions to achieve stated goals

Initiates therapy discharge planning in collaboration with care team and patient based on prognosis and expected discharge disposition

Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient assessment and individualizes care based on age specific needs

Performs age appropriate patient treatment

Uses therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for treatment

Performs treatment procedures that are within the scope of the professional license

Performs/delegates technical procedures appropriately and safely

Utilizes a variety of treatment techniques to achieve goals, if necessary

Determines patient response to treatment and evaluates progress (reassessment)

Educates patient and family through instruction, demonstration, and/or appropriate handouts in treatment plan, safety issues, home

programs/self management and assistive equipment

Maintains patient safety throughout treatment

Communicates with physicians and other healthcare personnel as appropriate regarding patient care issues

Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific needs

Motivates non-compliant or unmotivated patients to participate in therapy

Demonstrates Professional accountability

Utilizes available resources (equipment, support personnel, educational resources) to maximize efficiency and productivity and to meet

personal developmental needs

Participates in orientation and training of less experienced staff, students, volunteers and observers

Responsible for care provided under their direction, including that provided by licensed assistants and therapy technicians

Attends and/or leads hospital, department, and community meetings / educational in-services

Meets established productivity targets

Represents department in a positive manner to hospital/system/community

Completes assigned work within scheduled hours and offers assistance to others to ensure departmental work is accomplished

Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/or solutions regarding delivery of patient

care

Willing to be cross-trained to treat any diagnosis or level of care

Participates in continuous improvement activities and/or teams

Demonstrates commitment to the maintenance of a clean, safe work environment that is compliant with departmental, hospital and

regulatory agency requirements

Works in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and departmental personnel

As required, participates appropriately in departmental safety drills / emergency procedures

Performs Appropriate Documentation

Documents all aspects of assessment, plan of care, and re-certifications in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other

applicable regulatory guidelines

Documents all aspects of each treatment session in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines

Obtains physician signature on all plans care and re-certifications, providing proof of all attempts to obtain signature such as documenting

contacts in medical record and retaining fax cover letters

Accurately submits patient charges and records procedures according to departmental policy

Documents assessment of education needs, education provided, and patient understanding of education provided in accordance with

departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines

Completes discharge summary for each patient in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines

Completes all documentation within established time frame

If appropriate, completes all required team documentation including intake process, plan of care, and discharge summary

As appropriate / required, completes required outcome tools and any additional documentation for outpatients, acute stroke patients and for specialty units/programs (i.e. Lysholme, MDS, DRS, team staffing reports, etc.)

Documents and reports unusual occurrences, on the job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning

Other Significant Activities in Addition to Job Responsibilities/Competencies

Participates in strategies to meet business initiatives and unit/team, program, and department specific goals and targets

Why Texas Health

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture makes THR a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" (7th year in a row)
  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)
  • "America's Best Employers for Diversity" list by Forbes
  • A "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits, Job Listings by Category, recent Awards we've won and more.

Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org.

Keywords: Texas Health Resources, Plano , Occupational Therapist, Other , Plano, Texas

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