Occupational Therapist PRN
Portsmouth , New Hampshire
September 07, 2017
Portsmouth Regional is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation's largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region's residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is also one of the area's largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.
Responsible for the comprehensive occupational therapy care of assigned patients to include evaluation, program planning, treatment implementation, documentation and discharge planning.


Job Knowledge/Productivity
Completes position responsibilities following established guidelines & protocols within the appropriate time frame.
Works efficiently and productively on an independent basis.
Demonstrates ability to set priorities.
Is competent & responsible in prevention of contamination & transfer of infection.
Uses all equipment in a safe & effective manner.
Demonstrates an appreciation of cost factors in the routine performance of duties.
Maintains a clean, organized work area.

STANDARD II Communication/Interpersonal Skills
Accepts change within work environment and accepts suggestions for improved performance; implementing both in a positive manner.
Fosters sense of teamwork & collaboration within department & hospital.
Deals with conflict effectively and with resolution.
Puts the patient first at all times, interrupting personal interactions/activities to address the needs of the patient.
Communicates problems/opportunities for improvement.
Provides constructive input, suggestions & support to foster process improvement within the department with effective verbal/written communication skills.
Documents work using department-specific forms/computer systems accurately and completely.
Interacts with staff, patients and members of the public with dignity and respect; behavior is courteous and professional, reflecting sensitivity to the hospital's values.
Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
Performs well in stress and emergency situations.
Identifies potential ethical dilemmas of issues and utilizes appropriate administrative involvement.
Approaches patients in a nonjudgmental manner concerning lifestyles.
Respects the cultural and personal differences of patients and other workers.
Demonstrates consistent behavior with courtesy, respect and dignity towards all customers (supervisors, coworkers, patients).
Effectively works with challenging and complex patients.

STARDARD III Education/Development/Initiative
Maintains education and development appropriate for position; demonstrates commitment to department's work and mission.
Reviews written policies & procedures to clarify uncertainty.
Knowledgeable of current trends & practices, making suggestions for changes in policies, procedures and standards.
Demonstrates self-motivation in performing job duties.
Completes on-going education to improve job performance.
Attends department/education meetings as appropriate.
Provides flexibility in work responsibilities/hours as needed by departmental needs.
Readily assumes tasks/projects appropriate to level of expertise and years of experience.

STARDARD IV Hospital/Department Policies & Procedures
Adheres to established hospital and department guidelines & protocols.
Maintains confidentiality of patient and employee information in verbal, written and electronic information.
Supports hospital mission statement, philosophy & goals.
Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing unobstructed name badge at all times.
Records time worked and adheres to meal/rest breaks according to department policy/schedule.
Follows safety & security policies of hospital and is knowledgeable of emergency procedures.
Absence/Tardy occurrences are within policy guidelines: over 6 occurrences are unsatisfactory and subject to disciplinary action.
Assures patient awareness of patients' rights.

STANDARD V Position Specific Performance Criteria/Essential Job Functions
Identifies complex socioeconomic and psychosocial behaviors and refers appropriately for special intervention.
Identifies and documents precautions and implications for treatment intervention from medical history screening process.
Identifies and documents learning preferences and educational barriers. Utilizes the initial and discharge functional assessment indexes for goal and treatment planning.
Sets and documents realistic goals with time frames incorporating the patient and family needs and goals.
Maintains consistently high standard of complete and legible documentation per departmental policy and procedure.
Maintains statistics and reports accurately and in a timely manner.
Provides accurate and timely billing information on a daily basis.
Complies with UR policies and procedures - timely, accurate and complete information.
Provides accurate documentation and timely reporting for Medicare/Medicaid.
Incurs less than five instances of inability to obtain proper pre-approvals or authorizations for evaluation and treatment of MCO patients.
Performs specific tests and measures to identify patient problems to establish a therapy diagnosis.
Formulates treatment plan with measurable goals which address identified problems.
Implements all treatment techniques, modalities and equipment in accordance with the treatment protocols, policies, procedures and competencies of the department.
Assesses and documents patient response to treatment and learning on routine basis.
Assesses and documents patient discharge status, goal status and discharge needs/plan.
Evidence of appropriate written, dated, and signed home program and instructions with a copy in the chart.
Establishes a collaborative relationship with referring practitioners through effective communication and demonstrated referral patterns.
Effectively manages patient compliance, no shows, cancellations and adherence to program.
Demonstrates ability to problem-solve and utilize good judgment skills resulting in effective decisions made in a timely manner.

EXPERIENCE: (Minimum relevant work experience for successful job performance)
 Less than 1 year

 4 year/Bachelor's Degree


Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) has been recognized with "A" grades in the spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The hospital safety score is compiled and administered under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group - a leading expert on patient safety.
This "A" score is the fourth consecutive "A" for PRH. PRH is two of six hospitals (out of 13) in NH and 798 hospitals (out of 2500) nationwide to receive an "A," ranking them among the safest hospitals in New Hampshire and the United States.

Our Mission is to serve our community with innovative care delivered with compassion and a commitment to excellence. Our Vision is to become recognized as a healthcare leader in New England, providing advanced care in a safe, healing environment.

If you are looking to join a team, where success depends on a Healthy Work Environment that places caregivers, staff, administrators, physicians and volunteers at the heart of a patients-first culture. We strive for an employee-empowered environment, where you can pursue a rewarding and fulfilling career in healthcare.


About our employer:

HCA is a provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people.

HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the high

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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