OT, Tirr Inpatient - Spinal Cord Injury Team

Memorial Hermann Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary

Position responsible for ensuring clinical excellence in either an assigned work group or for an assigned patient population. Responsible for appropriate supervision of assigned personnel and performing direct patient care in a cost-effective manner. Serves a resource and mentor for the staff, students and volunteers while assisting in setting up educational programs, provide input for program development, and serves as a resource for community education and marketing. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and advanced skills necessary to provide care appropriate of the patient served.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelors or graduate degree in occupational therapy from an accredited university-based occupational therapy program

Licenses/Certifications: Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners license


Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
  • ATP preferred and/or prepared to sit for and pass exam within one year of employment.

  • At least 5 years of clinical experience required

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to mentor/train staff or student interns.

  • Provides clinical leadership and demonstrates expertise for a particular patient type/group.

  • Enhances an existing or new clinical program for a patient type/group.

  • Actively participates in a hospital and/or system or departmental committee/task force.

  • Designs and implements original staff development program which facilitates the clinical competencies of other staff members.

  • Initiates and/or provides leadership in an ongoing departmental interest/study group.

  • Demonstrates leadership skills by assisting Director or Manager with daily operations including but not limited to performance appraisals, performance issues, scheduling, marketing, interviewing, and training of staff, payroll, and cost management.

  • Plays an active role in a clinically relevant research project outside requirement for degree.

  • Obtains certification in a relevant treatment technique that enhances current scope of practice.

  • Obtains national certification/licensure in a specialty field by a national organization, such as AOTA.

  • Obtain advanced master's degree in clinically relevant area.

  • The position requires occasional/frequent lifting up to 75-100 pounds and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting

  • Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary.

  • The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position.

  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health" through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Assumes responsibility of the care of the patient. Performs complete, comprehensive evaluation of patients with a physician's referral. Accurately interprets evaluation findings.

  • Completes a written plan of care, develops goals based on evaluation findings, and develops a comprehensive program to attain goals.

  • Implements an occupational therapy treatment program and provides advanced occupational therapy treatments.

  • Demonstrates competency in performing advanced occupational therapy skills.

  • Assesses patients periodically to monitor progress towards treatment goals, and alters goals, plan or program as indicated for assessment.

  • Motivates and instructs patient/caregiver using appropriate methods.

  • Communicates effectively with staff, patients/caregivers and professional colleagues to include physicians and insurance companies. Manages time effectively.

  • Documents appropriately in the medical record and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently.

  • Serves as clinical resource to staff, hospital, schools and the community in general. Acts as clinical instructor to OT and OTA interns.

  • Supervises assigned staff. Actively participates in organized community service/functions as a representative of the profession.

  • Identifies need for new departmental programs, or for revision of existing ones in response to the changing health environment.

  • Conceptualizes, designs and implements new or revised programs.

  • Assists with departmental planning including departmental strategic plans, budgets, goals, policies, procedures, standards of care and marketing.

  • Coordinates the day-to-day operations of assigned area.

  • Provides treatment in all areas of the department, which may include inpatient, outpatient, weekends and holidays.

  • Assists in clinic education efforts, whether to patients, staff, hospital, system or to the community.

  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.

  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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