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Acute Care Occupational Therapist (OT)

Location: Washington
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

General Summary of Position
MedStar Health is looking for an Acute Care Occupational Therapist to join our team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center! We are looking for demonstrated professional competency as a general practitioner of Occupational Therapy and demonstrated independent use of varied evaluation and treatment approaches, as well as excellent verbal and oral communication skills. -As an Acute Care Occupational Therapist, you will be responsible for initial assessment, re-assessment, 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 care duties as it relates to respective clinical service, following accreditation guidelines, professional code of ethics, and standards of practice, including evaluation/ re-evaluation, treatment planning and implementation and resultant documentation. Implements plans that will achieve the outlined goals and administers individual treatment as ordered and consistent with rehab goals, determines equipment needs and assists the patient in obtaining assistive devices/adaptive equipment and wheelchairs, instructs and trains patients and their families and is responsible for daily maintenance of the therapy areas and equipment. - -Demonstrates sound clinical reasoning during patient care to maximize outcome and safety and accesses information for patient care. Maintains accurate and timely documentation to include clinical interventions provided, discharge and equipment recommendations, charges, and prescriptions, writes legible progress notes or other documentation which accurately reflects treatment received and accurately reports type of services provided to each patient daily on billing sheets and submits them in a timely manner. - -Participates in department/service/ team specific decision making and problem solving that impacts patient care, participates in team conferences and family conferences as appropriate, collaborates interventions with other team members towards an interdisciplinary approach and actively participates in general staff and team meetings. Identifies opportunities for process improvement that impacts patient care and identifies opportunities to expand supplies and equipment to enhance patient treatment options. -Participates in developmental activities for continued professional growth, 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 in specialty areas for occupational therapy service and team-based activities. - -Participates in development and implementation of goals/objectives for the program area as delegated by Clinical Supervisor or Management, participates in-services and continuing education programs through development, and presentation for staff/students and participates in clinical and administrative system development, data collection, and improvement implementation to assure optimal functioning of service area. Participates in peer review, program evaluation and quality improvement activities regularly and for special projects assigned and supervises OT students and volunteers. - -Qualifications: - -High School Diploma or GED of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy - -Bachelor's degree, Certificate, or master's degree in occupational therapy. - -Maintains necessary continuing education for licensure. - -1-2 years Clinical experience in rehabilitation or acute care. - -DC (District of Columbia) licensure or eligibility. - -BLS (Basic Life Support). -

This position has a hiring range of $72,758 - $123,260

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Washington DC , Acute Care Occupational Therapist (OT), Healthcare , Washington, DC

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