Occupational Therapist

Sutter Health in Patient Care

Job Description

Organization:

Sutter Health Pacific

Position Overview: 

Responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, and participating in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays. Gains confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers through competent patient assessment, attentive monitoring and care, and effective communication. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal patient care. Provides clinical supervision of assistants and aides, and serves as clinical instructor for assigned students.

Job Description:

These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development).

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES

REHABILITATION SERVICES:
• Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy programs to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
• Completes and documents patient evaluations and tests per established standards and regulatory requirements.
• Based on the data, identified problems, and diagnosis from the exam, develops and updates the patient’s Plan of Care (POC).
• Assesses and provides/progresses treatment for patients per plan of care per established standards.
• Completes all documentation related to charge capture per established standards.
• Coordinates patient care effectively and efficiently with other care provider and support team members.
• Compliant with other department and organization requirements and responsibilities.
• Works flexible shift assignments, e.g. days of week, hours.
• Provides clinical supervision to assistans and/or aides.
• Serves as clinical instructor for assigned students.

CLERICAL:
• Prepares and completes accurate documentation related to patient, including all therapy performed in medical and departmental records per standards as required.
• May perform general clerical tasks, such as answering phones; updating patient appointments; or retrieving, entering, and revising patient electronic health records (EHR).

SAFETY:
• Participates in quality improvement processes and interdisciplinary projects.
• Maintains a clean, neat, and safe working environment, including cleaning and disinfecting equipment after each use.
• Inspects and uses equipment per manufacturers’ guidelines recording data and reporting malfunctions per policy.

COMPLIANCE:
• Maintains strictest confidence of all patient Protected Health Information (PHI) and protects all PHI from accidental, intentional, or inappropriate disclosure.
• Prepares, administers, and documents services in accordance with state and federal regulations.
• Compliant with other department and organization requirements and responsibilities.
• Retains certification and completes mandated continuing education requirements to meet facility and regulatory agencies accreditation and licensure requirements.

EDUCATION

Other: Graduate of accredited occupational therapy program.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

NCBOT-Occupational Therapist
OT Licensure in the State of Hawaii
BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider

EXPERIENCE

2 years experience as Occupational Therapist.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Critical thinking, complex problems solving, decisive judgement and ability to work independently.

Knowledge and application of professional practice and regulatory requirements.

Must be able to work in demanding work environment, organize multiple priorities completing work duties within expected timelines and requirements.

Computer and required technology proficiency/competencies.

Demonstrates effective and efficient professional communication (verbal & written) skills as well as interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, teamwork/collaboration, customer service and community relations abilities.

Able to retain and apply new knowledge & skills.

Keeps abreast of professional practice development and advancement.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS

See required physical demands, mental components, visual activities & working conditions at the following link:

License/Certifications:

BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider – American Heart Association, OT-Occupational Therapist – California Department of Consumer Affairs

Education:

Job Shift:

Days

Schedule:

Full Time

Shift Hours:

8

Days of the Week:

Variable

Weekend Requirements:

Saturday, Sunday

Benefits:

Yes

Unions:

No

Position Status:

Non-Exempt

Weekly Hours:

40

Employee Status:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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