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Occupational Therapist - Acute Care - Waccamaw Community Hospital (Murrells Inlet, SC)

Company: Tidelands Health
Location: Murrells Inlet
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

Employee Type:
Work Shift:
Day - 8 hour shift (United States of America)
Join Team Tidelands and help people live better lives through better health!
Position Summary:
Responsible for providing a full range of therapeutic services including assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with the position's qualification, professional practices, and ethical standards. An Occupational therapist (OT) must be able to evaluate a patient's condition and devise a customized Occupational rehabilitation and treatment plan. The OTs' goal is to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability, to maximize quality of life in an acute care setting. The Occupational therapist shall also demonstrate accountability for the contribution to program development, quality improvement, problem solving, and productivity enhancement in a flexible interdisciplinary fashion. The employee may have job functions where they will handle and deliver medications based on the requirements of their job in the assigned work facility. The employee will complete other duties as assigned.
Essential Functions:
Reviews physician's referral (prescription), patient's condition, medical history, and submitted medical records to determine Occupational therapy treatment required. Plans and prepares written treatment program based on evaluation of patient and incorporate proper interventions that can help patients better perform everyday tasks, decrease pain, ambulation, and improve strength and mobility. Evaluate patients' functional ability through various standardized tests, measures patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and level of independence with daily activities, and records findings to develop treatment programs Develop a treatment plan for patients with specific goals and tasks Administers treatments involving application of Occupational agents, such as cold packs, contrast baths, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, Iontophoresis, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound machines Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit Records treatment, responses, and progress in the patient's electronic medical record and prepare reports as indicated by licensure, the provider, and or insurance recommendations Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Completes documentation per clinical / department guidelines and meets expectations of monthly department chart audits.
Non-Essential Functions:

  • Complete required orientation as directed by facility

  • Follow facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment

  • Follow facility and Joint Commission guidelines and recommendations

  • Respect cultural and religious practices of patients

  • Uphold HIPAA regulations

  • Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts

  • Achieves the established average monthly patient care productivity metric

    Required / Minimum Qualifications:
    EDUCATION : Must be a graduate of an accredited therapy program and performed the required clinical internships satisfactorily
    LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION : Licensed by the state of South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, AHA Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES : Ability to utilize therapy equipment in a Tidelands Health rehabilitation setting to provide treatment and procedures preferred.
    Administrative Supversion:
    None Required
    Functional Supervision:
    Functional supervision of Occupational therapy assistants and rehab technicians
    Physical Requirements:
    PAT Requirements: Medium-Heavy: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 35 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 15 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The Occupational demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    Tidelands Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Tidelands Health does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender, genetic information, familial status, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Tidelands Health, Mount Pleasant , Occupational Therapist - Acute Care - Waccamaw Community Hospital (Murrells Inlet, SC), Healthcare , Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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