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Occupational Therapist I Inpatient

Washington, Washington DC
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
Job Summary
Responsible for initial evaluation, reevaluation, treatment planning, treatment implementation, reporting and documentation of all referred patients within departmental and professional standards. Serves as a resource in specified area of expertise.Participates in organizing educational activities and special projects, and facilitates staff development.
Minimum Qualifications
Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy.
Bachelor's, Certificate, basic level
Master's degree or entry level
Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
Professional competency as a general practitioner of Occupational Therapy with a minimum of 1 year of experience.
Demonstrated independent use of varied evaluation and treatment approaches.
May be developing advanced level competencies in one or more aspects of Occupational Therapy.
Completion of one advanced competency required.
DC licensure or eligibility
Current BLS Certification.
Member in good standing of professional, discipline-specific organization preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The incumbent in this role must have excellent time management skills and attention to detail. The incumbent must have the ability to work ina fast paced environment while delivering quality patient care. The individual in this role must have a high level of problem solving skills, have the ability to work cohesively within a team environment and have excellent verbal and oral communication skills. In addition, the incumbent should have an identified area or is currently working towards an area(s) of advanced practice and has excellent presentation skills to be able to present at department/team in-services.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.

Provides effective and efficient evidence based care. Provides patient care duties as it relates to occupational therapy following accreditation guidelines, licensing regulations, professional code of ethics, and standards of practice to include: evaluation/re-evaluation, treatment planning, DME recommendations and discharge planning.

Provides education to and training to patients and their families/caregivers.

Accesses appropriate additional information for individualized patient care.

Demonstrates sound clinical reasoning during patient care to maximize effective and safe outcomes.

Completes accurate and timely documentation. Maintains accurate and timely documentation to include clinical interventions provided, discharge and equipment recommendations, charges, and prescriptions.

Ensuresdocumentation reflects need for acute rehab level of care to include patient/ family education, training, treatment intensity and duration.

Follows Medstar NRH documentation policy and writes legible comprehensive conference reports, patient flowsheets, time off checklists and all other written documents in a timely manner.

Completes outcome data according to department guidelines.

Demonstrates effective time management and meets productivity expectations and established productivity targets.

Maintains accurate schedules for all patients and professional activities.

Utilizes professional communication in decision making and problem solving, consistently communicates & conducts self in a professional manner and uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communication, appropriate to the specific audience.

Participates in team conferences and family conferences as appropriate and collaborates interventions with other team members towards an interdisciplinary approach.

Actively participates in general staff and team meetings and communicates opportunities for process improvement that impacts patient care and operations.

Takes initiative in pursuing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency for self and serves as a resource and preceptor for new employee and student orientation for the Occupational Therapy Service and team based activities.

Participates in development and implementation of goals and objectives for the program area as delegated by Clinical Supervisor or Management.

Participates in inservices and continuing education programs. Disseminates continuing education information to staff and students.

Participates in ongoing clinical and administrative system development, data collection, and process improvement to assure optimal functioning of service area and participates in peer review, program evaluation, and process improvement activities on a regular basis and for special projects.

Assists in developing, revising or reviewing treatment guidelines in specialty area as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor or Management and serves as Clinical Instructor for OT/COTA students and volunteers.

Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate.Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.

Performs other duties as assigned.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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  • Job Reference: 673890943-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MedStar Health
  • Location: Washington, Washington DC
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent