Occupational Therapist (Inpatient) - TFP-PRN/ Day Shift (8a-4:30p)
Job Description: Evaluates patients, neonatal through geriatric, for occupational therapy services and provides therapeutic intervention according to departmental standards. Assesses the appropriateness and effectiveness of services provided to patients and documents same according to departmental standards and the special needs of patients of all ages.Performs occupational therapy evaluations and treatments; develops an effective treatment plan appropriate to a patient's rehabilitation needs within the care continuum and according to departmental policies and procedures.Demonstrates the ability and required competencies to cross cover, ie, evaluate and treat patients with a variety of diagnoses in various units.Documents occupational therapy evaluations and treatments according to departmental standards.Provides technical supervision, direction, and support to Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants, Rehab Aides, students, and volunteers.Meets departmental productivity standards.Assign appropriate patient charges for occupational therapy services based on established departmental chargemaster guidelines.Actively participates in interdisciplinary meetings, departmental in-service activities and/or evidence based journal article review.Conducts in-service for AAMC-funded continuing education courses in a timely manner.Consults with and serves as a resource for physicians, nursing staff, and other clinicians to increase knowledge of occupational therapy and to identify the need for occupational therapy services for patients of all ages.Completes materials related to Joint Commission preparedness and productivity logs in a timely manner.Complies with departmental procedures for Compass.Participates in other designated projects or roles under the direction of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services leadership.Participates in departmental process improvement initiatives (huddle, metrics, innovative ideas). Required Minimum Education - Bachelors Occupational Therapy. Preferred Education - Masters Occupational Therapy Required Education/Licensure - Current license in Occupational Therapy by the Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners of Maryland, and current American Heart Association Healthcare provider BLS Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Very heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force requently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.