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Occupational Therapy Specialist

Memorial Hermann

This is a Full-time position in Humble, TX posted July 13, 2021.

At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.Job SummaryAssesses patients then develop and initiate treatment plan based on the results of the evaluation. The evaluation may include measurement of physical, cognitive, perceptual and/or developmental skill as they relate to maximizing level of independence in the occupational performance areas along the continuum of life. Provide direct patient care. Documents findings, progress and instruction to patients and caregivers. Assists Level III occupational therapists and leadership with program development. Serves as resource to staff OT’s. Provides training and guidance to students and interns. Responsible for patient care performed by assistants and rehabilitation technicians.Job DescriptionMinimum QualificationsEducation: Bachelors or degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university-based Occupational Therapy programLicenses/Certifications: Current License to practice Occupational Therapy by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners license required. Current Certification in Basic Life SupportExperience/Knowledge/Skills:Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience requiredThe position requires occasional to frequent lifting up to 75-100 pounds and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this positionDemonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.Principal AccountabilitiesAssumes responsibility in the care of the patient. Performs complete, comprehensive evaluation of patients. Accurately interprets evaluation findings. Completes a written plan of care, develops goals based on evaluation findings, and develops a comprehensive program to attain goals. Implements an occupational therapy treatment program and provides advanced occupational therapy treatments. Demonstrates competency in performing advanced occupational therapy skills. Assesses patients periodically to monitor progress towards treatment goals, and alters goals, plan or program as indicated. Supervises assistants and rehabilitation technicians with regards to patient care. Motivates and instructs patients/caregivers using appropriate methods.Communicates effectively with staff, patients/caregivers and professional colleagues to include physicians and insurance companies. Manages time effectively. Documents appropriately in the medical record and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently.Serve as a clinical resource, mentor, and clinical instructor to staff, students, hospital, schools and/or the community in general. Actively pursues clinical expertise in specific treatment techniques or management of a particular patient population. Actively participates in organized system/facility/departmental committees and taskforces Present education/in-services/journal reviews to colleagues, peers, and/or the communityEnsures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization.Other duties as assigned.

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