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Occupational Therapist
Full Time, Days - Mon-Fri, 7am-3:30pm on Acute Rehab Unit; some days in Inpatients as needed.
Sellersville, PA 18960

Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care, particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost healthcare provider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness and lead our community to a healthier future.
 

Responsibilities

Under supervision and direction of the Occupational Therapy Supervisor, provides occupational therapy services to inpatients and/or outpatients referred for such services. Demonstrates competency in skills necessary to care for and manage primarily adolescent, adult and geriatric age patients in an acute care, acute inpatient rehabilitation and/or outpatient setting.

Essential Functions:
  • Participates in the orientation/training of new staff personnel and/or clinical teaching/supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistant or Occupational Therapist students to develop personal leadership skills, remain abreast and knowledgeable of clinical skills, and promote education within the PM&R Department.
  • Implements accepted standards of documentation to systematically record the results in a timely manner of evaluations; the response to adolescent, adult and geriatric patient treatments; patient/family teaching sessions; and patient progress according to known/required documentation standards within each of the therapy settings.
  • Maintains communication with the patient's referring physician for clarification and accurate interpretation of Occupational Therapy orders. Communicates with the physician periodically to inform him/her of the patient's progress and appropriateness for continued occupational therapy services as appropriate.
  • Exhibits desirable interpersonal skills by verbalizing appropriately with patients, families and fellow healthcare workers in a respectful, understanding and professional manner to effect optimal communications among all persons.
  • Demonstrates competence in use of the workstation computer for routine activities to include documentation of patient evaluations, progress notes and discharge summaries.
  • Assists in scheduling of inpatients, outpatients or inpatient Rehab Unit patients according to established procedures to effect a timely, organized provision of occupational therapy services.
  • Helps supervise the work of Occupational Therapy Assistants to effectively carry out the treatment plan. Communicates with these and all healthcare members in a cooperative, facilitory manner to promote quality care and optimal goal achievement.
  • Completes all necessary insurance requirements for proper reimbursement of services.
  • Addresses potential discharge needs and services of the patient early in the care planning process. For inpatients and inpatient Rehab Unit patients, assists the patient, family or significant other in preparation for discharge to include ordering or fabrication of splints, necessary adaptive or assistive equipment, and provision of a home exercise program, if appropriate. Coordinates recommendations with Case Management to include ordering of equipment or home care occupational therapy or arranges for continued occupational therapy services as an outpatient if needed to further attain rehab goals. Provides continuity of patient care.
  • Retains the ability to work efficiently and provide quality care to an average of 8-12 patients per day with division of inpatients and outpatients among Occupational Therapy Staff in order to provide continuity in the flow of patients. Inpatient Rehab Unit staff: 5-6 patients/day.
  • Coordinates the plan of care with PM&R Department or inpatient Rehab Unit staff and other appropriate members of the healthcare team in an interdisciplinary, collaborative manner to ensure implementation and follow-through of the treatment plan in a timely, effective and organized manner.
  • Administers all occupational therapy treatment procedures competently specific to the treatment setting according to recognized standards of appropriate care and observing all indications and contraindications of treatment.
  • Demonstrates occupational therapy competency by attaining desired treatment outcome/goals and successful completion of competency assessment process.
  • Identifies educational needs of the primarily adult and geriatric patient through appropriate assessment criteria and establishes/implements a teaching plan that is interdisciplinary when appropriate for the patient's family and/or significant others with subsequent reassessment of the teaching process.
  • Evaluates all new patients referred for occupational therapy using data from the medical record and physical assessment, including pain assessment, to identify the primarily adolescent, adult and geriatric patients' needs or deficits, especially functional, for which occupational therapy is appropriate.
  • Interprets the evaluation data and, using good judgment to identify and prioritize patient needs, establishes a comprehensive documented plan of care that includes mutually acceptable treatment goals with patient, family or significant others.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Master's degree. This requirement is waived for individuals who were licensed prior to the requirement of a Master's degree for licensure required.
  • Over 1 to 3 years of experience in outpatient hand rehabilitation and splinting; cognitive therapy; vision therapy preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make quality, independent decisions.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills.
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Competency in the use of a variety of computer hardware and software systems.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority-setting skills.
  • Self-directed.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Occupational Therapist, licensed upon hire, required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 2 weeks of hire required.
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