Occupational Therapist - HealthBridge Children's Hospital - Orange, CA

Job Information

Description
  • Screens, evaluates, and treats patients as assigned in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Consults, valuates, develop treatment plans to assigned patients.
  • Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physical referral, depending on level of care.
  • Supervises Restorative Nursing Assistants (RNA)  and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA)   in direct patient care and patient-related activities
  • Treats patients according to treatment plans approved by attending physician.  Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients.
  • Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) Services, physicians and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans. 
  • Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
  • Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.  Complete all required documentations of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
  • Participates in policy and procedure meetings.
  • Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff.
  • Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
  • Establishes and instructs caregivers in patient specific maintenance programs.  Establishes and instructs parents/caregivers in patient specific home exercise programs.
  • Participates in discharge planning.
  • Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
  • Serves as clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant schools.
  • Communicates and coordinates clinical service department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
  • Communicates with the DOR regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
  • Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Occupational Therapy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Occupational Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures and modalities, for example, traction, ultrasound, E-Stim, etc.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
  • Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Location
Orange, CA

Job Requirements

Experience

 Minimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.
 Experience in feeding and swallowing treatment and evaluations preferred, including use of E-Stim for swallowing.

Skills

 Licensed by the California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT) and registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
 Certified in CPR
 Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days
 Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.

Education Required

Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Occupational Therapy. (Master’s or Doctorate level preferred. Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®).