COTA - Inpatient Resource/Weekends 9/7/2016

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI
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Job Classification
Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients \\"Ask for Mary,\\" they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them.

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital with 167 inpatient beds - 119 acute and 48 sub-acute. There are numerous outpatient programs as well as home and community services. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes.


Provides occupational therapy services as assigned by and under the supervision of an OTR . Keeps treatment skills upgraded through continuing education, program development, and research.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Each job responsibility is related to the MFB Pillars of Excellence. The responsibility is identified to a pillar by the following letters: Q (Quality), S (Service), P (People), G (Growth), F (Financial).

* Provides patient care. (Q)

* Assists occupational therapist in treatment planning and conducting evaluation procedures.

* Assists the occupational therapist in treating patients utilizing modalities, therapeutic exercise, assistive devices, and functional activities.

* Provides verbal and/or written feedback to primary occupational therapist regarding all significant observations or changes in the patients condition, reaction, and response to treatment.

* Aids the occupational therapist in estimating equipment and supply needs and may participate in the acquisition and inventory of these items.

* Provides coverage of patients in the absence of other staff.


* Maintains proper occupational therapy documentation according to established time standards. (Q)

* Communicates with other appropriate people to integrate OT treatment as necessary, or as directed. (Q, S)

* Participates in educational program for patients, patient's families, and health care workers regarding treatment procedures, functional activities, and home programs.

* Participates in patient care conferences as requested.

* Participates in various meetings and in-services as assigned. (Q,P)

* Functions as a patient advocate and maintains patient confidentiality. (S)

* Follows all hospital policy and procedures including but not limited to patient confidentiality and infection control. (Q, S)

* Meets or exceeds program productivity expectations.

* Serves as a resource person in area of expertise. (Q, S, G)

* Assists in the training, evaluation and supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistant students and

* volunteers. (S, P, G)

* Assists in maintaining clean and orderly treatment areas. (S)

* Supports program operations as assigned. (Q, S, P, G, F)

Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):

* Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

* Certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

* Licensure with the State of Michigan.

* Must have inpatient rehab experience treating SCI, BI, CVA, or Medically Complex patients.

* The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients with physical impairments.

* Possesses and maintains CPR certification to meet department/program protocol.

* Ability to work two weekend shifts per month.

* Physical Demands

* The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients.

* The ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb.

* The ability to hear, speak, write, and see (correctable vision).

* The ability to frequently lift up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds.

* The ability to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment.

* The ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.

Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer.

Diversity is all of the ways we differ individually, interpersonally and organizationally. Understanding diversity involves the recognition of cultural and other differences and traditions by identifying and empathizing with differing beliefs and behaviors. Mary Free Bed will use the strength of these differences to improve services to its community.

Mary Free Bed values diversity among the patients, families and communities it serves. Creativity and sensitivity to individual needs and differences are valued.

Mary Free Bed values diversity among its staff. Staff who share our organizational values are recruited from all areas of the workforce. Mary Free Bed fosters an environment that embraces differences by enhancing the staff s knowledge and experience. Our staff will serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and respect.