Occupational Therapist - Outpatient Pediatrics

 
Position: Occupational Therapist - Outpatient Pediatrics

Job ID: 156507

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: SC CY-FAIR THERAPY

Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday - Thursday, 7:30a - 6p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Strategically located throughout the greater Houston area, Texas Children's Specialty Care offer the same high-quality pediatric subspecialty care as our hospital – right in your neighborhood. Staffed by pediatric specialists from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, our teams are trained to care for the physical and emotional needs of children and adolescents. Working closely with a child's primary-care physician, our specialists diagnose health conditions and develop patient-specific treatment plans. Texas Children's Specialty Care locations use child-sized medical equipment in colorful, child-friendly atmospheres that cater to young patients' needs and interests.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for an Occupational Therapist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll plan, evaluate, organize, and implement occupational therapy treatment programs in a developmentally and age-appropriate manner.

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • Complete patient evaluations and reassessments in accordance with hospital and department guidelines
  • Develop an individualized plan of care based on evaluation findings
  • Develop measurable long-term and short-term goals
  • Manage the schedule effectively to maintain productivity expectations
  • Participate in ongoing communication and collaboration with other members of the patient’s interdisciplinary care team
  • Monitor patient response to treatment intervention
  • Recommend appropriate adaptive equipment and/or termination of treatment when appropriate
  • Collaborate with the clinic/program team to assess the need for clinical support
  • Ensure patient authorization prior to providing therapy treatment
  • Assess patient and family needs regarding their level of understanding, readiness to learn, ability to assimilate information, and the most desirable method of teaching
  • Develop and instruct the patient and family for appropriate home treatment programs
  • Document the patient information in the electronic medical record


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy required
  • OT certification required
  • 2 years’ pediatric and/or clinical experience preferred


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