This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by enabling individuals to perform meaningful and purposeful activities across the lifespan. Occupational Therapy assists in developing, improving or restoring independence to any person who has an injury, illness, disability or psychological dysfunction. Job Duties
- WIRC: Performs agility screens, functional capacity evaluations, disability evaluations N/A.
- OP: Demonstrates knowledge of and administers modalities such as fluidotherapy, Sanet Vision Integrator, UFOV, E-stim, iontophoresis, stereo optic and infrared light N/A.
- IP: Communicates with nursing staff and physicians regarding patient precautions, progress and discharge status N/A.
- IP: Monitors patient vitals and reviews critical lab values – N/A.
- Supervisors COTA treatments and documentation.
- Communicates to COTA's or technicians necessary information for optimal and safe patient care.
- Maintains updated license and submits evidence of status to supervisor/manager within two weeks of receipt of new updated license.
- Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team intra- and interdepartmentally to facilitate the department's /units ability to meet its goals and objectives.
- Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
- Follows the hospital exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens.
- Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards.
- Completes all documentations of services per department standards.
- Plans and provides treatment to assigned patients as appropriate in accordance with established standards of care and practice.
- Completes evaluations of assigned patients in accordance with the established standards of care and practice.
- Manages a case load of patients in a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services and equipment required to meet the patient's health and human service needs.
- Scheduling patient visits per regulation.
- Demonstrates ability to function independently.
- Demonstrates tolerance of home environment and diverse lifestyle of patient/family.
- Good interpersonal relationships
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient use of computer – ability to type
- Experience required
- Occupational Therapy Iowa License required.
- Current and valid driver's license, own transportation and automobile insurance required.
- Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
- Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse & Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
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