Occupational Therapist - IP Resource/Weekends 9/7/2016

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Grand Rapids, MI

Company
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
74
AJE Ref #
576113267
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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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.

Mission Statement

Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.

Summary:

Assumes full responsibility for evaluating patients' need for occupational therapy. Plans and executes individual treatment programs in accordance with the state of Michigan licensure and OT scope of practice. Keeps treatment skills updated through continuing education, evidence based research, and program development. Perform job responsibilities in accordance with the program's strategic objectives and goals to carry out organizational strategic objectives.

Age and Clinical Specific Competencies

Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures.

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)

* Evaluates patient condition.

* Establishes treatment goals in collaboration with patient and family as appropriate, and in collaboration with the treatment team. Treatment goals should be interdisciplinary and patient-centered whenever possible. Establishes written treatment plan, and administers treatment for each patient according to the stated goals. Delegates responsibilities to occupational therapy assistants as appropriate.

* Re-evaluates patient's status and effects of treatment. Revises treatment plan as necessary Reviews revised goals with patient and family as appropriate.

* Evaluates patient's need for medical equipment and orders the appropriate equipment as necessary. Evaluates equipment upon delivery and instructs patient, patient's family, and health care workers on its use.

* Participates in planning for patient discharge by considering and communicating with patient, family, community support/services, and environmental limitations.

* Documents patient's status and progress through initial evaluation, progress notes, and discharge summary according to established internal/external time standards and adherence to reimbursement guidelines. (Q)

* Communicates with others to integrate occupational therapy treatment with all aspects of patient care. (Q,S)

* Participates in conferences/discussions as needed and exchange of written records with other interdisciplinary team members to integrate occupational therapy treatment plan.

* Instructs the patient and the family in occupational therapy procedures as part of providing patient and family education including written instructions as necessary.

* Attends various meetings and in-services as designated. (Q,P)

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

* Meets or exceeds program productivity expectations. (F)

* Provides discipline specific coverage (following cross training) within the Mary Free Bed system as requested.(F,S)

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

Other Job Responsibilities:

* Serves as clinical instructor for occupational therapy students. Supervises, teaches, and evaluates skills of students. Communicates with participating universities regarding skill levels of students. (S)

* Participates in program development and/or research activities as assigned. (Q,G)

* Participates in orientation and training of new staff. (Q,P)

* Demonstrates competence in relevant software and hardware required to meet job responsibilities. (Q)

Customer Service Responsibilities:

Each employee is required to demonstrate excellent customer service standards and behaviors in all interactions with colleagues, patients, family members, physicians, and other customers. The employee is responsible to understand how patient satisfaction is measured within the therapy program, the expectations related to customer service, and the action plans that are in place to improve the satisfaction of MFB customers. Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication with co-workers. Deals discreetly and sensitively with confidential information related to patients, family members, professional colleagues, and Mary Free Bed.

Responsibilities in Quality Improvement:

Participates in the review and evaluation of quality and appropriateness of care.

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

* Graduate of an American Occupational Therapy Association accredited Occupational Therapy program.

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

* Licensure with the state of Michigan.

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

* 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.

* Looking for a candidate with experience in acute care/inpatient rehab.

* Strong interpersonal skills with patients and family members.