Occupational Therapist - Part-Time Weekends

St. David's Round Rock 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. With 171 beds, the hospital's comprehensive services include advanced cardiac care at the Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock-the first specialized cardiac facility in Williamson County-with the only Hybrid Operating Room (OR) in the county; as well as emergency services in a 24-hour emergency department, including advanced trauma care with a Level II Trauma Center; St. David's Urgent Care Round Rock; and St. David's Emergency Center in Cedar Park. St. David's Round Rock Medical Center is also known for providing advanced orthopedic and robotic services, among other complex specialties. In 2016, the hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades and also earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group .

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the general supervision of Director of Rehabilitation Services, the Occupational Therapist evaluates, plans and implements individualized occupational therapy program to help patients develop, regain, or maintain their ability to perform daily activities. Coordinating with the team, patients and family to develop a goal directed program. Must maintain accurate daily 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.
  • 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; modifies treatment techniques as indicated (high risk/high volume).
  • 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.
  • Follows standard professional procedures for assessments.
  • Follows departmental policies and procedures for documenting patient progress.
  • Completes daily charges and treatment records according to departmental policies/procedures.
  • Initiates incident reports and reviews 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, and student program.

Qualifications:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be able to demonstrate understanding of national patient safety initiatives by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures as required by both HCA and Round Rock Medical Center. 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.

EDUCATION
Required: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Preferred: Master's or Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy

EXPERIENCE
Preferred: 2 years recent hospital experience

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Current OTR license in the State of Texas and an AHA BLS at time of hire.

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