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Occupational Therapist PRN Days St. Marys

Company: Tenet
Location: Tucson
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:ProvidesOccupational Therapy services to patients and clients including assessment,treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation andcommunication. The OccupationalTherapist I pursues experiences that service to establish a basis upon which topractice. It is expected that the OT-Iwill provide safe care with supervision and guidance from experienced OTs. The OT-I is new to occupational therapy, ornew to a specialty. The OT-Iincorporates theoretical knowledge into clinical situations and is able toperform basic skills and carry out a plan of care. The OT-I can identify abnormal findings, butmay seek consultation for solutions. Thetherapist's practice is primarily guided by referencing policies, proceduresand standards. POSITION DUTIES:
Perform a skilled evaluation through impairment testing with interpretation of the findings that relate to functional deficits.

Develop treatment plans relevant to clinical findings that provide individualized treatment for patient level of care and length of stay and that relate to established goals.

Document evaluations, treatment plans, and goals that relate to clinical findings.

Reassess patient's functional needs and adjust care plan as indicated, including documentation of status change.

Provide assessments and treatment such as relates to: Upper Extremity Management: Sensation, Strength/Tone, Range of Motion, Coordination, Edema Control, Desensitization, Psychological Components, Activities of Daily Living, Cognition, Visual Perception, Vocational/Avocational, Patient/Family Education, Functional Mobility, and Body Systems (i.e. musculoskeletal, nervous, integumentary, and cardiovascular.

Provide therapy modalities such as: Iontophoresis, Ultrasound, Fluidotherapy, Contrast Bath, Paraffin, Ice Massage, TENS, Hot/Cold Packs, Electrical Stimulation, and Compression.

Demonstrate and instruct patient/caregiver on body mechanics.

Maintain skills required to use and care for equipment such as: Pulse Oximeter, Blood Pressure Cuff/Pulse, Patient Beds, Floor Lifts, Exercise Equipment, Adaptive Equipment and Wheelchairs.

Identify contraindications for patient. Follow precautions for WB, Cardiac, Contact, spinal precautions, and precautions with total joint replacements.

Demonstrate knowledge of inpatient lab values, diagnostic tests, medications, FIM scale/ PAI scoring and the impact on patient.

Counsel patient and family regarding treatments and modalities and home programs

Actively participate in interdisciplinary team processes, including collaboration with physicians, vendors, other disciplines, inclusive of discharge planning.

Guide the practice of support staff to achieve patient and departmental goals.

Education Required: Graduated from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy with a Bachelor's degree Preferred: Master's degree in Occupational Therapy Licensure Required: Valid, current license, AZ State Board of OT Examiners Certificates Required: CPR-BLS Experience Preferred: Prior patient experience in area of practice Skills Required: Verbal and written communication skills Preferred: Neonatal and Pediatric competence Knowledge Required: Knowledge of Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice Technology Required: Basic computer skills Preferred: Microsoft Office Other Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays, and/or weekends. Must be able to transport to various worksites. When using own vehicle, must have valid AZ driver's license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standard for the state of AZ. Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish Job:Occupational TherapyPrimary Location:Tucson, ArizonaFacility:Carondelet St. Mary's HospitalJob Type:PT2YShift Type:Days

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