Occupational Therapist - Inpatient

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POST DATE 8/29/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

SCL Health Lafayette, CO

SCL Health
Lafayette, CO
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Part Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


This is a PRN (per diem) position, working as needed for the department, covering vacations and high census. We ask staff to work 8 shifts a quarter during the week and 3 single weekend shifts a quarter.

Thank you for your interest in our Occupational Therapist position.
We are seeking a candidate with acute care experience.
We have therapists with over 25 years of experience, providing strong mentoring opportunities and team work setting.

Inpatient Physical Medicine and Rehab department consists of PTs, PTAs, OTRs COTAs, SLPs, Rehabilitation Aides and an administrative assistant. Our department provides Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy services to inpatients and outpatients. We have an extremely strong team of professionals and enjoy treating patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. Our staff is a crucial part of the patient care team at Good Samaritan Medical Center, and we are involved on many different teams and committees throughout the hospital.

At our Good Samaritan Medical Center we are a Level II Trauma Center and Stroke Certified.

We are open 365 days a year and our hours are 7:30am-4pm.
We are a community based 234 bed acute care hospital that serves the general population of Boulder County and surrounding areas. We employ 1,480 associates, 1,040 medical staff and 239 allied health practitioners. Good Samaritan is a Level 2 Trauma Center, Stroke Center of Excellence (Joint Commission) and has a strong orthopedic program, referred to as the Orthopedic Bone and Joint Institute.
We work closely with physicians, case managers and nursing to provide high quality therapy services and to support discharge planning. In order to support patient and staff safety, we have 115 ceiling lifts installed that can help facilitate safe and active mobility. We have a team of therapists that care for babies in the NICU. Each therapist is assigned 8-12 patients per shift and assistants are assigned 9-12 patients per shift.

Typical (but not all inclusive) diagnoses and impairments include:
Orthopedic hips, knees, spine, total/partial joint replacement, fractures, amputations, hands, upper extremities.
Neurological stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury
Wounds, Oncology, Pulmonary COPD, lung cancer.
Sensory impairments decreased vision or tactile sensations
Auditory impairments decreased hearing
Cognitive impairments memory, judgment, problem solving, safety awareness
Perceptual impairments depth perception, spatial relationships
Vestibular dysfunction
Swallowing and speech impairments
General debilitating medical conditions, including post-surgical procedures
Prematurity, Cardiac, and Lymphedema
Good Samaritan Medical Center is the only Hospital in the Region* who is a recipient of the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence Award by Healthgrades (2015)

Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.

Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health and hope to our patients.

Fast Facts

Lafayette, CO (20 miles northwest of downtown Denver) (estab. 2004)
Community hospital
1,480 associates, 1,040 medical staff and 239 allied health practitioners
234 beds (192 are staffed)
Services & Expertise

Bone & Joint Institute
Cardiac & Vascular Services
Comprehensive Cancer Care
Emergency & Trauma Services
Integrative Care
Senior ER Services
Women's and Family Services
Kudos: Good Samaritan Medical Center offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.

Visit: www.goodsamaritancolorado.org/

This is a PRN (per diem) position, working as needed for the department, covering vacations and high census. We ask staff to work 8 shifts a quarter during the week and 3 single weekend shifts a quarter.

Assesses, plans, and implements specific occupational therapy treatment programs for individual patients. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team. Supervises work of support personnel.

* Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

* Evaluates patient upon initial encounter to determine need for occupational therapy intervention and makes referrals to other treatment team members as deemed appropriate.

* Plans occupational therapy treatment program for each patient, based upon interpretation of evaluation results, interprets evaluation findings for patient, family, and treatment team members.

* Develops realistic goals with patient input, explains treatment plan and goals to patient.

* Implements treatment or supervises treatment provided by Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, or occupational therapy student. Delegates routine care to supportive personnel as appropriate.

* Terminates occupational therapy services when patient has attained maximum benefit from occupational therapy, provides inservice education to members of treatment team to ensure follow-through of treatment program.

* Evaluates, records and reports on patients progress for review by other members of the rehabilitative team. Communicates effectively with physician, other members of rehabilitation team and others as indicated regarding treatment plan and patient response to plan.

* Completes all required documentation thoroughly and in a timely manner.

* Conducts and participates in training medical and nursing personnel in occupational therapy techniques and objectives. Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings. Participates in continuing education program to ensure appropriate units are attained for maintenance of State license. Attends meetings as required.

* Performs other related duties as assigned and requested.

The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.

* High School diploma or equivalent, required

* Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy, required

* Current license as an Occupational Therapist in the State of practice, required

* Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required

* One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred


This is a PRN (per diem) position, working as needed for the department, covering vacations and high census. We ask staff to work 8 shifts a quarter during the week and 3 single weekend shifts a quarter.