Occupational Therapist - Weekends Only

St. David's North Austin Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare , one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to the highest level of women's health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. David's Women's Center of Texas . The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery , the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. David's North Austin Medical Center is also home to St. David's Children's Hospital . In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group .

Position Summary
Under the general supervision of the Program Supervisor and according to professional standards evaluates, plans and executes patient's treatment program. Coordinates with the team, patient and family to develop a goal directed program. Must maintain accurate records of services provided. Responsible for following departmental procedures, maintaining professional standards and seeking professional growth.

Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Plans and coordinates treatment program and discharge plans.
  • Develops and executes patient treatment plan safely and effectively to achieve set goals
  • Maintains standards for treatment procedures and professional ethics established by the TOTA and AOTA and TBOTE. Is knowledgeable and competent in advanced treatment techniques
  • Directs Students' treatments according to departmental policies and formally evaluates student performance during the affiliation as required by academic institution
  • Executes treatments and adjusts treatment time based on diagnosis and patient need. Able to perform treatment load as outlined by the program/departmental standards
  • Demonstrates ability to modify therapeutic interventions as patient's abilities, skills changes in order to meet goals. The interventions are appropriate to the patient's age, developmental age, educational needs and family/guardian expectations as related to the diagnosis. (High risk/High volume)
  • Responds to acute changes in patient's status and collaborates with a licensed therapist to modify treatment techniques as indicated
  • Leaves adequate treatment information for care of patient for anticipated absences according to departmental policies and procedures
  • Documents services provided
  • Performs patient evaluation upon receipt of physician's orders
  • Completes thorough evaluations in accordance with guidelines stated in program policies and procedures
  • Follow s standard professional procedures for assessments
  • Follow s departmental policies and procedures for documenting patient progress
  • Completes daily charges and treatment records according to departmental policies/procedures
  • Initiates incident reports and review s with supervisor according to policies/procedures
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional and departmental/program growth
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for continuing education with departmental/programmatic procedures
  • Compliance with all mandatory in-services and certifications
  • Actively seeks professional growth through the use of hospital resources
  • Contributes to the improvement/expansion of at least one program per year
  • Takes initiative to train techs in various physical therapy techniques, volunteer program, student programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must be able to work independently, complete tasks without supervision and demonstrate independence with decision-making and problem solving in job related activities. Exhibits regular, predictable attendance in accordance with departmental policies and able to manage time demands effectively. Demonstrates flexibility to changing work environment or responsibilities and must be able to function in emergency situations. Exhibits professional and ethical conduct at all times and is courteous with patients, co-workers, family members, physicians and the general public. Appropriately handles confidential information regarding patient records. Must take initiative to set own schedule and patient related goals. Maintains a safe working environment, provides instruction to family, patients and other professionals and communicates effectively using written, verbal, computer and telephone communication. Uses a broad variety of small tools and electrical equipment and patient care appliances routinely to provide patient care. Population served may range from infant to geriatrics. Must pass competency checklists for all responsibilities outlined by departmental/program policy. Will participate and promote positive team interactions to ensure quality patient care and interdisciplinary collaboration. Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.

Bachelor of Science or Master's of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy

Current licensure in Texas as an Occupational Therapist
BLS Certification

2 years of recent hospital experience preferred

Minimum of 24 hours, with 16 hours on Saturday and Sunday
Part-Time position with full-time benefit premium rates

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