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Occupational Therapist PRN

Olney, Maryland
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
  • Job Summary
    • Evaluates, plans, and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatments to patients. Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Techs, volunteers, and students. Participates in patient/family, hospital and community education.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy
    • Experience
      • 1 year of experience preferred
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Maryland Occupational Therapy Certification
      • CPR Certified
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external customers.
      • Basic Computer skills to perform Data entry
      • Computerized clinical information systems: Clinicians View, Chart View.
      • HIPAA policies on Confidentiality
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Clinical: Performs initial evaluations and sets up treatment programs for patients of all ages in accordance with physician orders and standard therapeutic procedure on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
      • Identifies functional problems that require intervention based on an accurate assessment of the patient's status.
      • Establishes interventions within practice/ licensing standards.
      • Establishes specific outcomes that are consistent with identified problems, address functional needs and are measurable.
      • Incorporates Patient and Caregiver goals into the plan of care.
      • Modifies and progresses treatment program as appropriate.
      • Coordinates patient care needs with other services including PT, ST, nursing staff, discharge planning and physicians.
      • Observes and documents patient activities in the medical record in a timely, accurate and concise manner in accord with department, JCAHO, Medicare and other regulating insurance or licensing standards.
      • Identifies need for and assists in procurement of equipment to optimize patient function.
      • Notifies physician and nursing staff of any changes in patient's status
    • Education: Provides teaching and instruction to patients, family members and staff.
      • Instructs patients and caregivers in treatment programs, precautions and equipment use as necessary.
      • Documents patient/ caregiver instruction provided
      • Participates in the orientation of new staff members and volunteers as needed.
      • Serves as a clinical instructor for students
    • Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure.
      • Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs.
      • Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain certification.
      • Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.
      • Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License, PPD,
    • Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.)
    • Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments.
      • Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate
      • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds as assigned
      • Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees.
      • Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.
    • Department/Unit Specific Performance Standards
      • Provides in-services to staff after attending continuing education.
      • Provides education to physicians and support staff regarding Occupational Therapy scope of practice.
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: 673890947-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MedStar Health
  • Location: Olney, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent