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Therapy Services - Staff Acute Occupational Therapist

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 08-04-2017
JOB TITLE:  STAFF ACUTE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
 
JOB SUMMARY:  Provides acute occupational therapy services while safely and efficiently preparing patients and equipment for their treatment in an inpatient setting.  Requires independent action and judgment to plan work, evaluate patients, educates patients/family and staff, and determine action to be taken according to standard procedure and provides supervision to the COTA and the OT Tech as appropriate.  Must be flexible and have the ability to work with a wide variety of patients.  Utilizes appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication with patients, families, and other healthcare providers; perform other duties as assigned.
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:  Acute Therapy Supervisor, OT Coordinator and administratively to Administrative Director, Rehabilitation and Wellness
 
REQUIREMENTS:  1) Graduate of an accredited school of occupational therapy 2) State licensure  3) CPR
 
Must have current licensure/certifications upon hire.  
 
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  Prolonged physical activity ambulating within the hospital; dexterity, lifting/carrying, reaching, kneeling/sitting, pulling/pushing, vision, and hearing. 
 
OSHA TASK CATEGORY TWO:  There is an occasional risk of exposure to mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashed during the performance of the job.  Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing a task that is likely to cause exposure.
 
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.
 
EMPLOYEE STATUS:  Exempt Salary
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