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Nebraska Methodist Health System Staff Occupational Therapist in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Responsible for evaluating a wide variety of patient types and identifying physical dysfunction and functional capabilities to facilitate appropriate treatment of patients.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree or greater in Therapy required.

  • Experience

  • N/A

  • License/Certifications

  • Current Iowa therapist license required.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Requires knowledge of therapy as demonstrated by successful completion of accredited Therapy Program.

  • Requires skills in communication, both oral and written, time management and organization, personnel management.

  • Requires the ability to work independently, adapt to a changing environment, organize and work with a variable patient load.

  • Requires the ability to conduct patient teaching and in-service presentations.

  • Practices within standards of practice as outlined by professional organization and licensing body.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Crouching

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Distinguish colors

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Reaching

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Speaking/talking

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Hearing

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers, and co-workers.

  • Greets, smiles, and makes eye contact.

  • Introduces self by name.

  • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.

  • Addresses patients and others by surname.

  • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.

  • Excels in a Culture of Engagement where we have the responsibility to be welcoming, assuring, and compassionate - ALWAYS.

  • Demonstrates this by following the Standards of Compassionate Care and AIDET.

  • Evaluate a wide variety of patient types and identify physical dysfunction and functional capabilities to facilitate appropriate treatment of patients.

  • Review medical records to assist in the evaluation process and contacts attending MD's to gather information as needed.

  • Performs an evaluation on initial visit of patients.

  • Chooses appropriate tests and measures for each diagnosis.

  • Uses appropriate outcome tool for each diagnosis.

  • Establishes a treatment plan from initial evaluation.

  • Includes patient and families in goal planning.

  • Assesses needs for additional interdisciplinary services and refers patients for these services.

  • Performs re-evaluations regularly and objectively.

  • Establish and implement a treatment program with regular follow-up to assure efficiency of treatment, by basing treatment on objective evaluations and functional and achievable short and long term goals with realistic time frames.

  • Treatments must be appropriate for the patient and the effectiveness of the plan is constantly being re-evaluated.

  • Frequency of treatment is appropriate for patient condition.

  • Provides patient focused treatments aiming to achieve maximum functional improvement with efficiency.

  • Treatment plans are appropriate to diagnosis.

  • Treatments are progressed appropriately for patient condition/status.

  • Ongoing re-assessment is evident in documentation and is addressed by modifying the plan of care.

  • Utilized the services of interpreters, child-life specialists, etc. to assist with instruction as needed or requested.

  • Coordinates treatments with interdisciplinary services as needed.

  • Provide patient education to facilitate patient rehabilitation.

  • Educates each patient and/or family member regarding the status and progress of treatment.

  • Instructs patient and/or family member in appropriate exercise programs, use of devise, or transfer/lifting techniques.

  • Utilizes interpreters, etc. to assist with instruction when needed/requested.

  • Completion of patient documentation, including initial evaluation, progress notes, discharge summary, and patient progress reports to physicians in a timely fashion, to ensure completion of the Medical Record and enhance communication.

  • All documentation is completed within time frame according to policy.

  • Documentation includes all JC requirements (surgeries, signatures, allergies, etc.).

  • Documentation accurately reflects services provided, patient response and progress.

  • Documentation format and content are consistent with departmental dictation guides.

  • Patient billing is appropriate and accurately reflects the services provided for each therapy session.

  • Indicates start/stop time of treatment, indicates time spent performing all time based codes (direct contact time), and accurately bills patient from this documentation.

  • Demonstrates commitment to personal growth and clinical excellence.

  • Attends all departmental meetings whenever possible.

  • Attends all mandatory in-services.

  • Attends a minimum of 1 continuing education course per year.

  • Presents a staff in-service within 1 month of attendance of continuing education course.

  • Assists with program development, including general department programs, assists with marketing strategies and provide input to the Coordinators of these programs.

  • Participates in program development and work teams as needed.

  • Participates in community education through speaking engagements, covering health fairs or other events as needed.

  • Develops MD relationships.

  • Participates and assists with marketing strategies as needed.

  • Demonstrates responsibility with all job related duties.

  • Takes accountability to cover all assigned shifts.

  • Consistently clocks in and out at appropriate times correctly using KRONOS.

  • Accepts responsibility for actions and consequences.

  • Attitude and communication approach reflects the core values of the Rehab department.

  • Listens carefully, checks on understanding before responding and accepts and offers feedback.

  • Proactively seeks solutions to challenges within the work environment.

  • Adapts, without difficulty, to changes in assignment and environment.

  • Participates in the clinical instruction of Therapy students, to facilitate their education and promote the profession and department.

  • Provides supervision and guidance appropriate for each student, to ensure appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients as well as educational outcome of the student.

  • Complies with school/department requirements for supervision/feedback.

  • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of Treatment, as outlined in the department “Age-Specific Competency Checklist”.

  • Standard as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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