Title: Occupational Therapist - Acute Care
Location: United States-Idaho-Idaho Falls-Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Other Locations: null
This position is responsible for pre-admission, admission, and on going assessment related to patient condition, history, physician referral, and/or plan of care. Responsibilities include direct occupational therapy intervention, based on the interdisciplinary treatment plan and established priorities, for performance issues related to, or impacted by injury, illness, or developmental difficulty, and including, but not limited to:
Fine motor delays/disorders, sensory integrative disorder, neuro-developmental disorder, visual-motor/perceptual disorders, activities of daily living, motor planning / coordination disorders, developmental delay/disorders, range of motion/joint mobility, traumatic brain injury/cognitive disorders, functional independence tasks, feeding/oral-motor disorders, lymphedema, integration of central and peripheral nervous systems; cardiopulmonary endurance and function, assists in selection and fitting of wheelchairs and other DME, planning successful and effective co-treatments with ST/PT, developing home programs, and completing family training.
In accordance with physicians orders, the Occupational Therapist assesses, evaluates, plans, and carries out occupational therapy programs to restore maximum reasonable function and to minimize disability following disease, injury, or genetically acquired disabilities. Position tasks and responsibilities include:
- Plans, organizes and conducts programs in a variety of sensorimotor, educational, recreational and social activities designed to help patients regain physical and or mental functioning or adjust to their handicaps.
- Plans therapeutic care based on clinical assessment.
- Teaches patient skills and techniques required for participation in activities.
- Evaluates, records and reports on patient's response to treatment and progress toward identified goals.
- Integrates occupational therapy treatments with other aspects of patient care.
- Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
- Instructs and educates patients and families.
- Participates in patient discharge planning.
- Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
- Orients and mentors new staff members.
- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Must be a graduate of an accredited occupational therapy educational program.
Individual shall be certified by AOTA as an Occupational Therapist and hold a current Idaho State license. Must maintain the standards of the professional and ethical practice in the provision of the full scope of Occupational Therapy services.
Must have and maintain a current AHA CPR for Healthcare Professionals certification.
- Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.
Has frequent interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other departments, patients and their families. Must have the sensitivity, maturity, and ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
This position requires that you drive a facility owned vehicle or your own vehicle. A current state of Idaho driver’s license is required. If relocating to Idaho from another state, you must obtain a current Idaho driver’s license within 90 days of making Idaho your permanent state of residence. If you are not a permanent resident of Idaho you must have a valid driver’s license from the state in which you permanently reside. In addition, if you will be driving your own vehicle 2 or more times per week for company related business, documentation of proof of liability insurance must be provided. Liability insurance must have a combined single limit of at least $300,000 or have $100,000/$300,000 coverage split. This position is subject, upon hire and annually, to an MVR report/analysis and driver safety education.