SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
Occupational Therapist - PRN (As Needed)
*** 2 Years Acute Care Experience with Cardiac & Spine Preferred ***
Location: Medical City Heart & Spine Hospital
Medical City Dallas will open Medical City Heart Hospital and Medical City Spine Hospital this fall as destination hospitals for highly specialized advanced cardiovascular and spine care. The new facility is conveniently located near Medical City Dallas across Hwy. 75 and Forest Lane. Medical City Heart Hospital will have 63 private patient rooms and provide a wide array of cardiac services including complex vascular and heart surgery, advanced heart failure treatment, minimally invasive vascular surgery and other specialized heart care. The facility will also have the only dedicated cardiac emergency room in Dallas. The 24-bed Medical City Spine Hospital will provide comprehensive and coordinated spine care for common spine disorders and rare, hard-to-treat spinal deformities including adult and pediatric scoliosis, spondylolistheses, complex spine surgery and minimally invasive surgical options among others.
Occupational Therapist Job Summary:
- Perform direct patient care within the scope of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act, with emphasis on processes and patient outcomes.
- Perform comprehensive, age specific patient assessments for appropriate care setting: Acute care, Inpatient Rehab, and/or Outpatient.
- Provide individualized, goal-directed care.
- Formulate a plan of care based on patient diagnosis and identified therapy related problems.
- Develop and implement teaching plans for patients concerning promotion, maintenance and restoration of patient function and independence.
- Provide ongoing education, training, and emotional support to foster a partnership with the patient, family and significant others.
- Provide age specific care from neonate to geriatric in the appropriate care setting: Acute care, Inpatient Rehab, and/or Outpatient.
- Evaluate the patient's (individual and family) responses and outcomes to therapeutic interventions.
- Use critical thinking approach to analyze clinical data and current literature as a basis for decision making in therapy practice.
- Communicate pertinent payor needs/requirements to patient, patient family, treatment team, and physician.
- Make assignments to staff and delegate to unlicensed staff in compliance with current Occupational Therapy rules and regulations and department operations.
- Assume accountability and responsibility for the quality, continuity, and coordination of therapy across the care settings.
- Act as patient advocate to implement and direct therapy care to ensure patient safety in the clinical practice environment.
- Integrate the management of information and effective communication skills in daily practice.
- Serve as a healthcare advocate in monitoring and promoting quality health care and services for the patients served.
- Participate in activities and act as a leader in promoting best practices, department specific initiatives, customer satisfaction, and process improvement.
- Demonstrate high ethical standards in customer service through all interactions with the patients, families, coworkers, staff, other hospital departments, physicians, community and all others.
- Create a high quality, professional clinical environment to facilitate the necessary recruitment of appropriate numbers of qualified staff.
- Support the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Organization.
- Other duties as assigned.
We offer an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and growth opportunities. Our benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
Occupational Therapist Job Requirements:
- Requires graduation from an accredited school at the bachelors, masters, or doctoral level in Occupational Therapy.
- 1 year experience preferred.
- Licensed by Texas State Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.
- Current American Heart Association BLS provider.
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