Occupational Therapist:
Centura Health

120295-en_US
Centura Health
Castle Rock Colorado
Healthcare
Description

Situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is a new, 50-bed acute care hospital (opened in 2013) and Level III Trauma Center providing comprehensive health care to the greater Castle Rock community and surrounding areas. From experienced emergency services to delivering babies in our innovative and comfortable Birthplace, this hospital was built as a true community partnership between Centura Health and the people of Castle Rock. In the short time since it has been open, area residents not only look to this hospital for care, but enjoy visiting its community gardens, outdoor spaces and restaurant.  The ER is one of the busiest in the area and staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specialty-trained emergency nurses.  We have on-site imaging that includes MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography as well as on-site laboratory services.  If you are looking for the close-knit feel of a modern, neighborhood hospital in a picturesque, family-oriented community that offers the very best of Colorado living, we invite you to explore our opportunities. For more information about Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, visit http://www.castlerockhospital.org/.



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 120295



Recruiter Contact: Tamera Hewitt, tamerahewitt@centura.org



Clinic/Department: 7362 CASTLE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 



Hospital: CASTLE ROCK ADVENTIST HOSPITAL 



Schedule: Per Request Needed



Shift: Days


Position Summary



Responsible for a continuum of services providing care to patients with neuromuscular, orthopedic and other physically-related disorders requiring mobility training, strengthening, modalities, specialized manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education. Utilizes rehab process to promote and restore optimal health and well-being of the patient. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values



Minimum Education Requirements




  • Degree in Occupational Therapy required; Master's degree preferred.



Minimum Experience Requirements




  • Previous work experience providing direct patient care in outpatient, inpatient or inpatient rehab unit preferred

  • Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred



License/Certifications




  • Current Colorado state licensure in occupational therapy upon hire or within 3 months

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association



Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )




  • Evaluates patients, presenting or referred to occupational therapy, by completing initial evaluation within time standards per department protocol. *

  • Applies appropriate diagnostic and prognostic testing for musculoskeletal, neurological and neuromuscular conditions. *

  • Standardized testing will include special tests to determine level of disability and track outcomes over the patient care experience. *

  • Evaluates assigned patients and develops treatment plans including specific goals and activities, reassessing and modifying plans as necessary based on patient's current level of function and makes appropriate disposition recommendations. *

  • Utilizes a variety of sensorimotor, neuromuscular re-educational, recreational and social activities to foster patients' achievement of maximum independence in activities of daily living. *

  • Applies technical knowledge in rehabilitative activities tailored to patient's needs including, but not limited to: ADL training, home safety assessment and education, use of compensatory techniques and equipment, neuromuscular and sensory re-education, gross and fine motor coordination, evaluation and training, energy conservation, functional mobility, positioning, splinting and hand therapy techniques. *

  • Performs a variety of best practice and evidence based therapeutic interventions to address the unique rehabilitation needs of each patient. *

  • Establishes appropriate treatment plan with measurable and attainable goals and time frames by collaborating with patient, family and other members of the health care team including discharge planning. *

  • Recognizes individual limitations and capabilities and utilizes available resources. Evaluates patients' learning style and appropriately teaches patients skills and techniques required for participation in occupational therapy. *

  • Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas, sites and is available to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays and after hours. *

  • Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select the most appropriate activity and/or program for individual patients, based on patient needs and capabilities. *

  • Communicates effectively to all patients, families, superiors, staff, physicians and other customers concerning physical medicine and rehabilitation services by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Documents all patient care activities including evaluations, progress notes and detailed treatment records per standards of practice and regulatory/third party payer requirements. *

  • Facilitates preparation of patient schedules, billing charges and other reports per medical records procedure through timely completion of documentation per policy. On all documentation, utilizes descriptive, behavioral terms using correct grammar, organizationally approved abbreviations and medical terminology. *

  • Documents ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes to correctly capture billing charges. *

  • Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staff development. *

  • Assists in training occupational therapy and certified occupational therapist assistant students and other hospital personnel. Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education. *

  • Participates in department and hospital quality improvement initiatives to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.*

  • Adheres to professional code of ethics (AOTA) and to all accreditation and regulatory requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.



Physical Requirements




  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly



 


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications
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