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Occupational Therapist - IRF

Coralville, Iowa
Job ID: 377699
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In this key and caring role, you will assess/screen patients’ daily living/work-related skills and develop therapeutic retraining programs with measurable objectives. All in a highly supportive work environment that respects the individual, puts the patient first, and emphasizes growing, learning and having fun along the way. Join us as an Occupational Therapist and be at your best working collaboratively as a team and utilizing the latest industry advancements, technologies and techniques.

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What do you need to be a successful Occupational Therapist at Kindred? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Productive
  • Efficient
  • Creative
  • Collaborative
  • Visual thinker
  • Versatile

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My patient’s family was so excited when she was released. And she was in tears because she was so happy and grateful for the treatment she got here.

– Anna Marie, OT, Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

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

  • 401(k) Plan

    Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

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

  • Wellness Program

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

  • Community

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

  • Professional Choice Account

    Free money is set aside for all therapists to help with education, training, and uniforms.

Job Details


Description

Kindred Healthcare is seeking an Occupational Therapist for Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital, our new, 40-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) located in Coralville, IA!  Our new rehabilitation hospital in partnership with Mercy Iowa City is scheduled to open in April 2020 and will offer specialized programs for people who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services. Our goal is to help patients achieve their highest level of recovery with a goal of returning home as soon as able.

 

Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values – our employees.  We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice.  We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care – and quality care is what we do every day!  Interested in a career with Kindred Hospitals, a place where you can put your heart into and make a real difference in our patient's lives?

 

The Occupational Therapist (OT) 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 as indicated for the care of those patients being treated by Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants, rehabilitation technicians and occupational therapy students. May be assigned to orient staff and students and assume the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of that individual as qualified to do so.

  • Assesses patients’ needs; identifies and initiates appropriate occupational therapy interventions; 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 QI scoring. The population is adult and geriatric patients requiring an adult medical rehabilitation program and services.  Some facilities may also treat adolescent patients.

  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function of participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate interventions to reduce pain; 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 to 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.

 

 


Qualifications

  • Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the state where the hospital is located.

  • Previous experience in all aspects of occupational therapy preferred, but not required.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English with additional languages preferred

  • Current CPR/BLS certification.