Senior Occupational Therapist- Acute Care
About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN) At MNRN, we are known for our patient focus and providing exceptional access to the best care. Our reputation makes our employees proud. But that's not enough. Working here, you have the opportunity to continuously improve yourself through the meaningful work, the impact you make, the supportive interactions with fiercely loyal colleagues, and the many ways to learn, through mentorship, a diverse patient population, and exposure to a variety of areas of care. And finally, our employees can see first-hand how they make their patients' lives better, oftentimes developing deep rooted relationships. We strive to provide the best care to our patients and are dedicated to the betterment of each other and a better you. Best Care. Better You. General Summary of Position MNRN at Washington Hospital Center is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Acute Care Occupational Therapist who will be responsible for the initial evaluation, reevaluation, treatment planning, treatment implementation, reporting and documentation of all referred patients within departmental and professional standards. The Senior Acute Care Occupational Therapist serves as a resource in specified areas of expertise and participates in organizing educational activities and special projects, and facilitates staff development. In the absence of the Clinical Supervisor, the Senior Acute Care Occupational Therapist will provide administrative leadership as necessary. Qualifications EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. EXPERIENCE: At least three (3) years clinical experience in a rehabilitation or acute care setting required. Previous experience in teaching occupational therapy treatment principals and application to occupational therapy students and/or staff preferred. LICENSE/CERT/REG: CPR Card; OccupationalTherapy license within the state of employment (DC/MD/VA). SKILLS:Professional competency as a general practitioner in occuaptional therapy; demonstrates independent use of varied evaluation and treatment approaches. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Provides effective and efficient evidence based care following accreditation guidelines, licensing regulations, professional code of ethics, and standards of practice to include: evaluation/re-evaluation, treatment planning, DME recommendations and discharge planning. Provides education and training to patients and their families/caregivers. Accesses appropriate additional information for individualized patient care. Demonstrates sound clinical reasoning during patient care to maximize effective and safe outcomes. Completes accurate and timely documentation to include clinical interventions provided, discharge and equipment recommendations, charges, and prescriptions. Documentation will reflect the need for acute rehab level of care to include patient/family education, training, treatment intensity and duration. Documentation will follow established MedStar and departmental guidelines and will be comprehensive in nature and include conference reports, patient flow sheets, time off checklists and all other required supporting documents. Demonstrates effective time management and meets productivity expectations. Maintains accurate schedules for all patients and professional activities. Is timely, punctual, and is prepared for work schedule and meetings. Utilizes professional communication in decision making and problem solving. Consistently communicates and conducts self in a professional manner using appropriate written, verbal, and non-verbal communication methodologies. Participates in team and/or family conferences as appropriate. Collaborates interventions with other team members toward an interdisciplinary approach. Participates in general staff and team meetings. Communicates appropriate process improvements that impact patient care and operations. Participates in developmental activities for continued professional growth. Takes initiative in pursuing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency for self. Serves as a resource and preceptor for new employee and student orientation for the Occupational Therapy Service and team based activities. Participates in development and implementation of goals and objectives for the program area as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor or management. Participates in peer review, program evaluation, and process improvement activities on a regular basis and for special projects. Assists in developing, revising or reviewing treatment guidelines in specialty area as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor or management. Serves as the Clinical Instructor for OT/COTA students and volunteers. Manages own time to meet productivity expectations and service demands and assists clinical supervisor with monitoring staff on team to assure adherence to quality improvement standards and budgetary guidelines. Attends appropriate service/hospital meetings. Completes assigned administrative duties to include data collection for statistics and reposts. Assures compliance of hospital and service policie sand procedures. Participates in multidisciplinary, quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. 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