Occupational Therapist

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Company: Md Anderson
Location: Houston, TX
Date Posted: January 7, 2015
Source: Md Anderson
Salary Minimum 66,800.00
Salary Midpoint 83,500.00
Salary Maximum 100,200.00

The primary purpose of the Occupational Therapist position is to provide direct professional occupational therapy services for hospital and clinic patients. Assumes responsibility and accountability for a designated group of patients and provide evaluations, modalities and treatments in accordance with established practice guidelines, hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care. Provide supervision to physical therapy assistants, students, and rehabilitation technicians as required by ECPTOTE.
KEY FUNCTIONS:
1. Patient Assessment:
* Assess patients’ needs by selecting and performing appropriate assessment protocols and procedures aligned with evidence based practice.
* Develop and revise interventions, programs as needed to achieve positive outcomes.
* Identify patient/family communication style. Seek alternate forms of communication with patients, family &/or staff when necessary.
2. Patient Treatment Quality:
* Identify and initiate evidence based occupational therapy interventions which result in improved/maintained patient functional status.
* Provide patient and family teaching and education.
* Demonstrates proficiency in ordering DME accurately and efficiently using the Maxsys system.
3. Patient Care Documentation:
* Maintains documentation in a complete, legible, coherent manner, using appropriate and approved grammar, spelling and abbreviations.
* Practices point of care documentation as appropriate.
* Maintains all documentation to meet regulatory billing compliance standards.
* Completes all documentation within departmental time frames.
* Includes patient charges in documentation according to communicated expectations and established guidelines.
4. Team Based Collaboration/Customer Service:
* Functions effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
* Communicates clinical and logistical information in a timely manner using effective written and verbal communication.
* Assumes a customer service orientation when interacting with patients, families, physicians, peers and other staff.
* Anticipates customer needs and initiates appropriate action and follow up.
5. Patient Care Workload:
* Meets or exceeds targets for volume of billable service.
* Effectively manages workload to balance completion of consults and treatments.
* Volunteers to assist others when caseload is low or patients are unavailable.
* Communicates effectively and proactively with peers and supervisors to meet workload demands.
* Adjusts schedule without cuing to meet workload demands.

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