Skip to main content

Occupational TherapistKnoxville, Tennessee

Apply Now
Job # 416907 Date posted 09/15/2021

Description

Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital - Knoxville, TN

1250 Tennova Medical Way

Kindred Healthcare has partnered with Tennova Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center to open the brand new 57-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital provides care for patients across an 11-county region with impairments resulting from a traumatic medical situation, such as stroke, serious spinal cord and brain injury, neurologic illness, major multiple trauma, and orthopedic conditions with complex or profound impairments. Although the majority of patients are seniors, Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital is equipped to also treat younger patients recovering from traumatic incidents.

With more than 20 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reports patient progress and barriers to discharge in each patient team conference
  • 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 Tennessee.
  • 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.
Apply Now
  • 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.

High Standards Icon

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.

Recently Viewed Jobs

You have not viewed any jobs yet.

Saved Jobs

You have not saved any jobs yet.

Sign up for Job Alerts

Get the latest job openings based on your interests, skills and background sent directly to your inbox.

Sign up for Job Alerts

Get the latest job openings based on your interests, skills and background sent directly to your inbox. Click "Add" after entering your interests, then click "Sign Up" and we’ll email you when an opening matches your criteria.

Interested InSelect a job category from the list of options. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

  • Rehab, Knoxville, Tennessee, United StatesRemove
  • Occupational Therapist, Knoxville, Tennessee, United StatesRemove

Connect with Our Recruiters

Share some preliminary info about yourself and we will contact you to discuss your interests and career and future opportunities.

Connect with Our Recruiters

Please note this is NOT an application to a specific job. To apply for a specific job please click here and complete an online application.

When is the best time to reach you?

In which discipline do you work?
In which setting do you work?
Which setting are you most interested in learning about?