Texas Health Resources Occupational Therapist- Inpatient Rehab in Dallas, Texas
Occupational Therapist / Inpatient Rehab
Texas Health Dallas
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.
Work location: Texas Health Dallas Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
Department: Inpatient Rehabilitation
1 Year of ADULT Inpatient Rehab Experience Strongly Preferred
Work hours: PRN (As needed) - Minimum expectation of hours: 36 hours a quarter; 16 of which will be weekends. Includes Holiday rotations.
Rehabilitation Facility - The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Texas Health Dallas is a CARF accredited 44 bed unit with Stroke and Amputee Program certifications. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as a top rehabilitation hospital by U.S. News.
Main Hospital - Texas Health Dallas we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are an 875-bed, Magnet-designated, full-service hospital serving our community since 1966. Our location in Dallas provides convenient care to the residents of Dallas and the surrounding areas. If you’re looking for cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, women’s services, and emergency medicine, we’ve got it. Plus, we’re a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a Comprehensive Stroke and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and provide wellness services, outpatient surgery and women’s imaging services. And talk about award winning. Texas Health Dallas is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Care Center, a Level II Major Trauma facility, a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center, and a designated Magnet hospital. We are a top-notch choice in North Texas for cancer and emergency services, bariatric services, cardiac care and much more. 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.
Bachelor's Degree Completion of an Occupational Therapy program Required
1 year experience preferred; Inpatient Adult
Adult Inpatient Rehab Experience Strongly Preferred
Neuro/Trauma Experience Preferred
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
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
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 aids 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
Participates in strategies to meet business initiatives and unit/team, program, and department specific goals and targets.
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