Provides Occupational Therapy services to patients and clients including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation, and communication. The Occupational Therapist II has mastered basic technical and organizational occupational therapy skills. Has skills in evaluating patient responses and uses past experiences and evidence-based practices in providing care and decision- making. There is a focus on outcomes, and care is delivered using a systematic approach. The Occupational Therapist II is able to make independent decisions guided by experience, as well as policies and standards. Consults with other members of the healthcare team when necessary. Maintains acceptable standards of patient care within the clinical area.
Perform a skilled evaluation through impairment testing with interpretation of the findings that relate to functional deficits. Problem identification is the therapist’s clinical judgment about the client’s response to actual or potential health conditions or needs.
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.
Re-assess patient’s functional need, 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
Guide the practice of support staff to achieve the patient’s functional goals.
Participate in performance improvement teams/activities and quality improvement measures within the department
Serve as a preceptor/mentor for students and staff, as appropriate.
Actively participate in interdisciplinary team processes, including collaboration with physicians, vendors, other disciplines, inclusive of discharge planning.
Education Required: Graduation from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
Preferred: Master’s Degree
Licensure Required: Valid, current license AZ State Board of OT Examiners
Certificates Required: CPR-BLS
Experience Required: 1 year experience as a licensed Occupational Therapist working in the field of Occupational Therapy
Skills Required: Verbal and written communication skills
Preferred: Neonatal and Pediatric competencies
Knowledge Required: Advanced knowledge of OT theory and practice
Technology Required: Basic computer skills
Preferred: Microsoft Office
Other Required: Must be able to work flexible hours, holidays and/or weekends. Must be able to transport self to various work sites. When using own vehicle must have valid Arizona drivers’ license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standard for the state of Arizona.
Preferred: Bilingual English / Spanish
JOB: Occupational Therapy
PRIMARY LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona
FACILITY: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
SHIFT TYPE: Days
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