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Senior Occupational Therapist (Inpatient)

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Job Description:

Senior Occupational Therapist (Inpatient) Provides services to develop, enhance or restore functional capacity of patients whose abilities to cope with tasks of daily living are threatened or impaired by physical illness or injury, psychosocial disabilities, aging process, or by developmental deficits. Assesses and provides treatment in consultation with the individual patient, family and other appropriate persons. Develops treatment plans for complex cases and for a wide variety of ages and diagnoses, utilizing and applying innovative and advanced skills and techniques to solve patient care needs in an accurate and efficient manner. The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification, and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. Employees must abide by all Joint Commission requirements including, but not limited to, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients' rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings. Performs complex patient care tasks under minimal supervision with advanced skills in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and treatment interventions. Assesses and treats patients within the CA Licensing Board and AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) scope of practice including but not limited to ADL's (Activities of Daily Living), cognitive,(I removed the and that was here) perceptual and psychosocial status, swallow evaluation and treatment, splinting, wheelchair fitting and seating, and functional mobility. Provides direct patient care that meets department and professional standards of practice, including patient assessment, development of occupational therapy care plan, patient treatment, family/caregiver training and discharge planning. May serve as a clinician in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Analyzes findings to determine therapy diagnosis and prognosis and designs a program to maximize outcomes and alleviate impairment and functional limitations; identifies the frequency and duration required to meet goals. Selects and administers appropriate assessment and treatment techniques. Performs age appropriate competency skills in area of practice and with respect to individual patient's problems. Discharges patient from treatment when appropriate with adequate discharge planning including equipment procurement and family training, and communicates this appropriately to patient, family and health care team. Evaluates the need for, recommends, and trains in use of complex durable medical equipment, orthotics, prosthetics, and adaptive devices; fabricates orthotic and adaptive devices. Identifies departmental performance improvement issues and participates in performance improvement activities, e.g. chart reviews, revision of documentation forms, workflow studies, etc. Regularly re-evaluates patient care services and programs, and completes assignments in the departmental plan to improve services. Contributes to the development of departmental policies and procedures. Identifies needs for equipment repair or upgrade to maintain quality of care. Makes recommendations for selection and purchase of specific equipment and supplies. Initiates and participates in a leadership role in the multidisciplinary care planning to meet the needs of each patient and family, including participation in rounds and patient care conferences, communicating with and teaching other care providers. May contact community agencies as necessary to provide continuity of service between hospital and community Organizes and maintains a patient caseload consistent with department productivity standards. Schedules patients and informs supervisor if problems arise related to the delivery of patient care or caseload volume. Ensures documentation and billing are timely, accurate and complete, including precautions, monthly and discharge summaries. Participates in clinical teaching, including the clinical instruction of occupational therapy interns and other staff. Prepares and presents an in-service (at least one per year) at a department meeting. Provides input regarding the educational needs of the staff and serves as a resource in meeting those needs. With the support of the supervisor, may initiate clinical research within area of clinical expertise. Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements. Education Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement Experience Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience License/Certifications License: Occupational Therapy in the State of California by California Board of Occupational Therapy (Code: L) Current Certification by the National Board of Occupational Therapy Certification (Code: OTR) BLS - Basic Life Support These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. Ability to clinically supervise, train and evaluate students/interns. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to develop, implement and adapt treatment programs. Ability to evaluate patients and interpret clinical data and make clinical judgments. Ability to instruct and provide consultation to therapists and other team members in designated clinical specialty. Ability to provide appropriate care and progress treatment based on professional standards of practice, and on the needs of the specific individual, including age and developmental considerations, cultural and psychosocial issues, precautions and medical condition. Ability to utilize sound clinical reasoning to determine appropriate patient interventions; demonstrates good safety awareness, judgment and problem analysis and resolution. Ability to work well with individuals at all levels of the organization. Knowledge and adherence to Code of Ethics and performance standards specific to the clinician's professional organization. Knowledge of available equipment and vendors used in assigned area. Knowledge of basic business aspects of position, such as utilization management, charging practices andregulatory compliance. Knowledge of basic principles of clinical supervision and clinical instruction. Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area. Knowledge of evaluation and treatment methodologies as applied to complex patients. Knowledge of legal issues affecting the clinical practice. Knowledge of pathologies and injuries which result in speech, language, cognitive, physical, emotional, psychosocial and swallowing disabilities. Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of clinical specialty. Knowledge of regulatory practice requirements. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking considerable distances and occasional lifting of moderately heavy items such as lifting and positioning patients, and pushing patient care equipment. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities. Must be able to lift 40 pounds. RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Category/Description: Category II - Tasks that involve NO exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasks

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