Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist - Inpatient Therapy - Medical Center (8a - 5p)

 
Position: Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist - Inpatient Therapy - Medical Center (8a - 5p)

Job ID: 144139

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INPT

Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for an Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you'll plan, evaluate, organize and implement Occupational Therapy treatment programs in a developmentally and age appropriate manner for patients ages 0 - adulthood.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Performs patient care and related activities
  • Completes patient evaluations and reassessments in accordance with hospital and department guidelines
  • Develops an individualized plan of care based upon evaluation/reassessment findings according to hospital and departmental guidelines
  • Performs patient care and related activities within the scope of their training and responsibilities, demonstrating basic clinical competencies
  • Communicates effectively with patient/family/manager/department staff/physicians and other health care professionals to promote quality patient care
  • Provides instruction/education to patients and families/care givers
  • Assesses patient and family needs regarding their level of understanding, ability to assimilate information and the most desirable method of teaching
  • Provides accurate and thorough information consistently to patients and families concerning their participation in the patient's continuity of care
  • Documents information in patient medical record
  • Documents patient information in Electronic Medical Record according to hospital and departmental guidelines
  • Participates in staff and student development
  • Plans, coordinates and presents post-workshop training to department staff per department guidelines
  • Performs other essential functions
  • Works with departmental staff and other health care professionals to promote teamwork through volunteering regularly to help others when time allows
  • Attends health, safety and training in-services and other mandatory Hospital activities
  • Maintains a current awareness and participates in departmental and hospital quality activities


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current Texas state license to practice occupational therapy
  • Two (2) years pediatric, clinical experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of rehabilitative care of patients with acute and chronic conditions, and knowledge of development from the ages of neonate to adulthood
  • At least two (2) years of pediatric or sports medicine experience preferred
  • Must be articulate, courteous, and supportive in dealing with hospital, administrative and departmental personnel, patients and parents with ability to honor confidentiality
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Utilize basic office equipment such as fax, copier and PC


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