Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Newport Beach California

Upon physician referral, assesses individual patient needs, establishes treatment goals, develops and implements the appropriate Occupational Therapy treatment program. Documents care given. The Occupational Therapist displays and practices a work-style that reflects the mission, vision and values of the Rehabilitation Services Department, as well as the Organization. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures, including the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions

Occupational Therapist I:

• Screens for clinical needs by reviewing medical history, performing systems review, and applying screening tests and measures.

• Performs evidence based examinations by obtaining patient history, selecting appropriate tests, measures and performing regular re-examinations.

• Identifies impairments, functional limitations and disability based on examination data.

• Provides interventions to address therapeutic diagnosis, defines expected intensity, duration of therapy and makes recommendations for discharge.

• Establishes a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family, updates the plan of care based on patient’s response.

• Provides education to patient/family/caregiver regarding purpose of activity, use of equipment, home exercise and activity.

• Applies valid and reliable outcomes measures, seeks feedback from patient, family and others.

• Completes documentation in a timely manner that contains all necessary information that meets all regulatory and insurance guidelines. Documentation and signatures are legible. Uses only approved abbreviations.

• Collaborates with Physicians, and other health care team members regarding patient treatment plan, progress and change in status.

• Able to manage a number of patients at the same time with high energy and organization.

• Oversees the clinical work of the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant and Rehabilitation Aide.

• Meets department standards for productivity.

• Participates in outside continuing education and incorporates information into practice.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Occupational Therapist II: In addition to the above, the Occupational Therapist II will:

• Assist with the education and orientation of new staff.

• Acts as fieldwork supervisor for students.

• Acts a lead in the absence of the supervisor.


Education, Training and Experience

RequiredOccupational Therapist I:

• Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the State of California, or eligible and applied for licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the State of California.

• Current BLS certification.

Occupational Therapist II:

• Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the State of California.

• Minimum of 18 months experience as an Occupational Therapist in an acute healthcare system environment. • Current BLS certification.

Preferred: NA


Skills or Other Qualifications


• Critical thinking, ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions.

• Ability to communicate effectively on the patient’s behalf.

• Work well 1:1 and in a team to obtain better than expected outcomes.

• Possesses a knowledge of the business of healthcare along the continuum of care, clinical decision support data analysis/synthesis, and quality improvement, regulatory and legislative issues.

• Self-directed individual with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines, excellent attention to detail, and maintain a high level of work quality.

• Proven ability to interface with all customer levels (physicians, Organizational staff, insurance companies, patients and family members).

• Decisive and capable of exercising good judgment under pressure.


• Qualified bilingual or multilingual candidates.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, plus healthcare database systems.


License and Certifications

Required: See above

Preferred: NA

Basic Qualifications