Occupational Therapist-Home Health

Dignity Health Santa Maria , CA 93454

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care, and is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center's cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast. The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012. The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology program on the Central Coast providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John's Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at http://www.dignityhealth.org/marianregional

Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care. For more information, visit: www.dignityhealth.org/centralcoast

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

In keeping with the Marian Regional Medical Center Hospice healthcare philosophy, the Occupational Therapist performs all phases of occupational therapy evaluation, treatment planning, treatment and documentation, and performs other tasks related to quality of care and effective department function. Performs such typical distinguishing duties as: evaluating patients; participating in the treatment program planning; administering occupational therapy modalities, procedures and tests; documenting accurate patient records and progress notes; maintaining appropriate oral or written contact with the referring physician and co-workers. Ensures a clean and safe work environment by being alert for unsafe conditions and malfunctioning equipment and using appropriate procedures for their correction; supervises aides in the participation in the overall treatment program. Assists DPCS, Hospice Supervisor, and QI Coordinator with QI as required. Performs other related duties, such as participating in all departmental functions and activities as required, including in-service education, clerical and other tasks relevant to effective department function as necessary.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • State licensed Occupational Therapist with 1 year experience within the last 5 years (RG OT)
  • Graduate of an accredited school of occupational therapy (accredited jointly by AOTA and by the Council on Medical Education of the AMA)
  • Current AHA-CPR Certification (CT CPRBLS)
  • California Driver's License (CA DL)
  • Contractors will also provide proof of professional liability, annual PPD, and physical exam

Preferred Requirements:

  • 2 years previous experience as an occupational therapist

  • Previous hand therapy experience

  • Completion of Hospice Orientation Program upon hiring and completing HH orientation

Special Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and accurately; possesses goodinterpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of the principles, techniques, and procedures within the scope of their practice as an Occupational Therapist.

  • Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently.

  • Demonstrates ability to function in a team environment, collaborating with other patient-care team members, physicians, and patients and their families.

  • Ability to teach techniques and procedures of physical therapy to patients and their caregivers. Able to work with minimal supervision.

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