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Occupational Therapist - IRF PRNAustin, Texas

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Job # 424046 Date posted 12/31/2021

Description

Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Best Rehabilitation Hospitals in 2021.

This is a Per Diem (as needed) position.

Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital (CTRH) is a 50-bed inpatient rehab facility located at 700 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78751. CTRH specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our team of rehabilitation experts develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient and their family to maximize recovery and return to home. We have daily coverage and access to emergency care, specialty physicians, imaging, lab, surgery services to take care of any medical situation which may arise in the course of recovery.

CTRH’s mission is to deliver comprehensive, efficient medical rehabilitation to persons with disabling conditions in order to provide them the opportunity to achieve the highest attainable level of functional improvement. Specialty programs include stroke rehabilitation, brain injury rehab, orthopedic physical therapy, and amputation treatment.

CTRH is a joint venture between Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and Ascension Seton.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST JOB SUMMARY:

The Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy evaluations, modalities and treatments as prescribed by a licensed physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.

  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of those patients being treated by Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants and Occupational Therapy Aides.
  • May be assigned to orient staff and students and to assume the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of that individual.
  • Assesses patients’ needs; identifies and initiates appropriate occupational therapy interventions; and works cooperatively with other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional occupational therapy practice and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Observes and evaluates treatment affect, accomplishment of short and long term goals. Recommends change to physician, if needed
  • Performs an appropriate assessment on each patient and performs reassessments, as per policy.
  • Performs accurate and timely FIM scoring. The population is adult and geriatric patients requiring an adult medical rehabilitation program and services.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate interventions to reduce pain; and makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  •  Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  •  Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching, as appropriate.
  • Performs appropriate documentation.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency of occupational therapy modalities.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Maintains department cleanliness and safety. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team.
  • Participates in patient/family conferences and team conferences.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies. Documents goals on the Interdisciplinary Care Plan on admission of the patient and provides updates regularly.
  • Participates in educational staff performance improvement in-services.
  • Assists with orientation and in-service training for certified department staff members.Participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis.
  • Participates in infection control, departmental equipment training and organizational safety and fire safety programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Our Values

Give your Best--Performs work that reflects the highest level of service and is a credit to self and positively represents Kindred. Keeping skills, competencies and required licensures/certifications current; displays mastery over attitude and behavior and pride in appearance.

Stay Focused on the Patient--Meets the patients’ needs and concerns by consistently acting in a patient-focused manner.

Doing the right thing… Always--Demonstrates adherence to a strict moral or ethical code in performance of duties by always seeking to do the right thing. Takes ownership of all aspects of duties shown through reliable, timely performance and accountability

Create Fun In What you Do--Demonstrates a positive attitude toward work and devotion to the task at hand.

Respect Individuality to Create the Team--Cooperate with co-workers while performing duties leading to everyone being able to achieve success and giving recognition where it is due. Acknowledges the worth of others through professionalism, patience, and common courtesy

Be Kinder than Expected--Anticipating a need, providing service above and beyond expectations with compassion


Qualifications

  • Current License to practice in TX as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Three (3) or more years of previous experience in all aspects of occupational therapy preferred.
  • Current CPR/BLS certification.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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