Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist

 
Position: Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist

Job ID: 148751

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INPT

Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p(flexible)

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, 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 :

  • Perform patient care and related activities
  • Complete patient evaluations and reassessments in accordance with hospital and department guidelines
  • Develop an individualized plan of care based upon evaluation/reassessment findings according to hospital and departmental guidelines
  • Perform patient care and related activities within the scope of their training and responsibilities, demonstrating basic clinical competencies
  • Communicate effectively with the patient/family/manager/department staff/physicians and other health care professionals to promote quality patient care
  • Provide instruction/education to patients and families/care givers
  • Assess patient and family needs
  • Provide accurate and thorough information consistently to patients and families concerning their participation in the patient's continuity of care
  • Document information in the patient’s medical record
  • Document patient information in the electronic medical record according to hospital and departmental guidelines
  • Participate in staff and student development
  • Plan, coordinate, and present post-workshop training to department staff
  • Work with departmental staff and other health care professionals to promote teamwork through volunteering regularly to help others when time allows
  • Attend health, safety and training in-services, and other mandatory hospital 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


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