Occupational Therapist - Advanced Clinical Specialist - Inpatient Therapy

 
Position: Occupational Therapist - Advanced Clinical Specialist - Inpatient Therapy

Job ID: 145160

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INPT

Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

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.

Summary:

We are searching for an Occupational Therapist, Advanced Clinical Specialist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position you'll demonstrate clinical expertise in the physical and educational aspects of a specialty therapy program for the pediatric, adolescent, and adult patient population and their families.

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Responsibilities :

  • Collaborates with the health care team to assist in the planning, implementing, and evaluating the treatment approach utilizing clinical knowledge, sound judgment, and problem-solving
  • Acts as a clinical resource and mentor to staff and other members of the health care team
  • Performs patient care and related activities within the scope of their training and responsibilities (demonstrating advanced clinical competencies in their area of expertise)
  • Participates in ongoing communication and collaboration with other members of the patient’s interdisciplinary care team
  • Documents patient information in patient’s medical record, research data sheets, and departmental PI/QI projects
  • Assesses the learning needs of specialty area therapists and other healthcare providers
  • Facilitates the acquisition of knowledge through formal and informal teaching/training
  • Provides recommendations on issues/concerns with specialty area to health care providers within the institution
  • Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to pediatric, adolescent, and/or adult specialty to clinical practice
  • Advises and assists in maintaining Joint Commission requirements in all policies, procedures and standards of care for the specialty program


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy
  • License to practice physical or occupational therapy in the state of Texas
  • Eight (8) years of clinical experience in area of specialty
  • Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for health care providers
  • Experience in the clinical area of practice - Brachial Plexus
  • Ability to operate all types of specialty therapy equipment and have a thorough knowledge and understanding of exercise and specialty principles in a manner that maximizes performance and minimizes injuries to include specialty area research and studies
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the specialty area across the hospital IDS locations
  • Must be articulate, courteous, and supportive in dealing with physicians, administrative and departmental personnel, patients and parents
  • Must independently treat patients by developing and following the established therapy plan of care
  • Must utilize basic office equipment such as fax, copier, scanner, and PC
  • Must demonstrate leadership skills as exhibited by formal mentoring, analytical thinking, adaptability, objectivity, interpersonal awareness, and group leadership


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