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PRN Inpatient Occupational Therapist

Location: Washington
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

General Summary of Position
MedStar Health is looking for an Inpatient Occupational Therapist to join our team at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital! The ideal candidate will be a licensed Occupational Therapist with a high level of problem-solving skills, the ability to work cohesively within a team environment and excellent verbal and oral communication skills. -
As an Inpatient Occupational Therapist, you will be responsible for initial evaluation, reevaluation, treatment planning, treatment implementation, reporting, and documentation of all referred patients within departmental and professional standards. Serves as a resource in specified area of expertise. Participates in organizing educational activities and special projects and facilitates staff development. -
Join one of the largest healthcare systems in the Baltimore-Washington metro region, also recognized as one of the "Healthiest Maryland Businesses". Apply today and learn how MedStar Health can be your next great career move! -

Primary Duties: -

Provides effective and efficient evidence-based care. Provides patient care duties as it relates to occupational therapy following accreditation guidelines, licensing regulations, professional code of ethics, and standards of practice to including evaluation/re-evaluation, treatment planning, DME (Durable Medical Equipment) recommendations and discharge planning. Provides education to and training to patients and their families/caregivers. Accesses appropriate additional information for individualized patient care. Demonstrates sound clinical reasoning during patient care to maximize effective and safe outcomes. Completes accurate and timely documentation. Maintains accurate and timely documentation to include clinical interventions provided, discharge and equipment recommendations, charges, and prescriptions. - -
Ensures documentation reflects need for acute rehab level of care to include patient/ family education, training, treatment intensity and duration. Follows Medstar NRH documentation policy and writes legible comprehensive conference reports, patient flowsheets, time off checklists and all other written documents in a timely manner. Completes outcome data according to department guidelines. Maintains accurate schedules for all patients and professional activities. Utilizes professional communication in decision making and problem solving, consistently communicates & conducts self in a professional manner and uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communication, appropriate to the specific audience. - -
Actively participates in general staff and team meetings and communicates opportunities for process improvement that impacts patient care and operations. Takes initiative in pursuing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency for self and serves as a resource and preceptor for new employee and student orientation for the Occupational Therapy Service and team-based activities. - -
Participates in development and implementation of goals and objectives for the program area as delegated by Clinical Supervisor or Management. Participates in in services and continuing education programs. Disseminates continuing education information to staff and students. Participates in ongoing clinical and administrative system development, data collection, and process improvement to assure optimal functioning of service area and participates in peer review, program evaluation, and process improvement activities on a regular basis and for special projects. - -
Assists in developing, revising, or reviewing treatment guidelines in specialty areas as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor or Management and serves as Clinical Instructor for OT/COTA students and volunteers. -
High School Diploma or GED of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy. - -Bachelor's, Certificate, basic level. -Master's degree or entry level Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy. - -Professional competency as a general practitioner of occupational therapy. -Demonstrated independent use of varied evaluation and treatment approaches. - -May be developing advanced level competencies in one or more aspects of occupational therapy. - -DC (District of Columbia) licensure or eligibility. -BLS (Basic Life Support). -
Why MedStar Health?
At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

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 team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider 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 Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people.MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Washington DC , PRN Inpatient Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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