Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist - The Woodlands (8a - 5p)

 
Position: Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist - The Woodlands (8a - 5p)

Job ID: 141714

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   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 Generalist - 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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