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Occupational Therapist II

Job ID JR_115255 Date Posted 01/04/2022
La Mesa, California
  • Brier Patch
  • Day
  • Regular
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Responsibilities

What You Will Do
Evaluates plans, directs and administers occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Assists patients in reaching their maximum performance and level of functioning, and instructs parents and caregivers in recommended therapy interventions to promote optimal developmental functioning. Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities.

Required Qualifications
  • Other : Graduate of an approved professional school of Occupational Therapy or graduate of accredited college or university.
  • 2 Years experience in all aspects of occupational therapy.
  • California Occupational Therapist license - CA Board of Occupational Therapy -REQUIRED
  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED

Other Qualification Requirements
  • CCS Paneling is required for Therapists functioning in a CCS-designated NICU. Paneling is required within 6 months of hire. CCS paneled staff will review and supervise services provided by non-paneled personnel as required by licensure and CCS guidelines in NICU.

Essential Functions
  • Department development

    Actively participates in departmental goals and the advancement of department initiatives.
    Collaborates with leadership in clinical and operational projects.
    Participates in departmental activities, such as CQI, staff meetings, and chart review.
    Participates in committees and system wide activities when requested as departmental representative.
  • Documentation
    Documentation is completed in a timely, complete, legible, concise and accurate manner.
    Documentation follows Sharp HealthCare guidelines, professional guidelines, and meets third-party payor and regulatory requirements.
    Maintains records pertinent to departmental operations.
    Completes all documentation elements as appropriate (Interdisciplinary Plan of Care, Education record, billing, discharge plan, and others).
  • Operational efficiency
    Communicates patient care and departmental issues.
    Accepts changes and demonstrates flexibility when asked regarding work schedules and assignments.
    Completes additional assignments in a timely manner.
    Offers suggestions for resolving operational issues within the department.
    Provides unit specific information to students, floats, and travelers/registry personnel.
    Maintains departmental cleanliness and safety.
    Sets priorities and adjusts to unscheduled situations. Takes initiative in using time effectively.
    Completes all regulatory requirements.
    Meets productivity standards established by department leadership.
    Participates in UR/QA chart review and activities.
  • Patient care
    Evaluates and treats patients within the scope of care in a manner that is cost-effective and appropriate to the patient's diagnosis, age and culture.
    Assesses patient pain that interferes with optimal level of function or participation in treatment; and provides intervention.
    Performs an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provides and reassesses as per policy.
    Evaluates patient outcomes and effectiveness of patient care measures, reporting to management or physician any significant changes and/or abnormal findings.
    Utilizes interdisciplinary team conference to communicate pertinent patient-related problems. When necessary, initiates discussion with other team members to provide more comprehensive care and/or to problem-solve.
    Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
    Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate.
    Demonstrates knowledge and safe use of modalities, equipment and therapeutic procedures.
    Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
    Completes development plan and performance is satisfactory.
    Participates in weekly team meetings and discharge meetings.
    Completes development of discharge plans and goals that provide for the continuation of the patient's well-being while on service and upon completion of service.
    Collaborates with Case Manager for referrals/transition of therapy needs with the local CCS Medical Therapy Program/Units for infants being discharged.
    Participates in interdisciplinary rounds, staffing and/or patient conferences as required at the various levels of care. If functioning in NICU, therapist will participate in weekly interdisciplinary rounds.
    For CCS Paneled Therapists only: The therapist makes recommendations for appropriate outpatient services. With a physician order the therapist may assist with the referral to outpatient therapy for those patients going to CCS Medical Therapy Units or other facilities for treatment.
  • Clinical resource
    Serves as clinical resource and contributes to professional development/education of staff members, other professionals and/or general public and provides training for staff in area(s) of expertise.
    Is consulted as a representative of his/her profession.
    Identifies pertinent clinical issues requiring education and participates in implementation of educational plan.
    Shares ideas therapeutic principles.
    Provides in-service/education program or training.
    Participates in preceptor program.
    Presents/publishes clinical information.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class


Other; California Occupational Therapist license - CA Board of Occupational Therapy; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association
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