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Occupational Therapist

LCMC Health

New Orleans, LA
7 days ago
New Orleans, LA
7 days ago
  • Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, a leader in Pediatric care throughout the Southeast region, is currently seeking a dynamic Occupational Therapist. The mission of making care available to all children has allowed Children’s to grow as an organization.

    Summary

    Staff Occupational Therapist develops and implements occupational therapy program which includes evaluation, treatment and re-evaluation in relationship to the professional, technical and administrative operation of the Occupational Therapy Department at this hospital. He/She provides competent patient care to developmentally, physically, and/or mentally disabled (age range: birth through 21 years) in order to promote the learning/restoration of functional abilities. Staff Occupational Therapist participates in the assessment of service outcome measures and the coordination of departmental projects

    Job Specifications

    • Bachelor's Degree from accredited curriculum in Occupational Therapy required.
    • Pediatric experience preferred.
    • National registration preferred.
    • Licensed to practice Occupational Therapy by the state of Louisiana (LOTR) required.
    • BLS healthcare provider certification from the American Heart Association required.

    Job Functions

    • Prior to assessment, gathers necessary information from appropriate people and records, and demonstrates effective utilization of staff resources.
    • In preparation for an evaluation, selects appropriate tests; and gathers required materials as needed to provide a comprehensive assessment which addresses the patient's developmental/functional, physical and social/emotional needs.
    • Performs comprehensive evaluation and re-evaluation of patients with varying disabilities and ages utilizing available resources, standardized and non-standardized assessments, and observations within the appropriate environment.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently re-evaluates patients, a minimum of every six weeks for inpatients and every twelve months for outpatients or as required by pay source.
    • Consults with physicians, other allied health professionals and patient/ family in order to fully comprehend the patient's/family's needs and desires, and his/her functional and medical capabilities.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Provides quality treatment to a wide range of diagnostic and age groups complying with departmental protocol/procedures.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently adheres to precautions as they pertain to the diagnoses or conditions.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Based upon the initial assessment and re-evaluations, recommends the appropriate frequency of Occupational Therapy services; and establishes and prioritizes long-term goals which are clearly documented, measurable and realistic.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Conducts the treatment session by providing the appropriate behavioral management and structure to the treatment environment; utilizing several treatment alternatives for goal achievement; and modifying the treatment program in response to changes in the patient's skill level and/or environment.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently begins discharge planning at admission to Occupational Therapy program, considering patient/family training, equipment needs and follow-up issues.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Teaches the patient and family members occupational therapy skills and techniques, which will facilitate the patient's functional abilities both during the hospitalization and within their home environment.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Recommends or provides and/or fabricates splints and adaptive equipment (to include training) as medically directed for the patient's use based upon their disability and rehabilitative needs.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently achieves 84% of the established departmental standard for actual productivity (direct patient contact). The current standard actual productivity is 75% (6/8 hours per day). The average of the best 8 months of the year is used to determine the percentage of actual productivity.

    • Prepares written reports and departmental documents in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures which address organization, content, and timeliness. These documents will reflect the appropriate use of professional language and legible handwriting.
    • Accurately completes daily documentation.
    • For the acquisition of funding, provides the Department Coordinator with the required documentation within two weeks following an initial evaluation or six weeks prior to the expiration of funding for re-evaluation of progress.
    • Consistently reports evaluation results in a manner that reflects interpretation of the patient's overall functional abilities.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently reports developmental test results in a manner that reflects interpretation of the overall developmental schema.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
    • Consistently reports upper extremity functional abilities in a manner that reflects an anatomical and/or neurodevelopment perspective.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently reports sensory integrative or perceptual motor status in a manner that relates these findings to the child’s sensory function.
      a. school-age children
      b. adolescents
      c. young adults
    • Documents treatment plan including measurable short-term goals on the progress note and interdisciplinary plan of care for.

    • Participates in the orientation process for Occupational Therapy Interns and new staff members.

    • Supervises Occupational Therapy FWII and FWII interns and volunteers.
    • Benefits from continuing education opportunities and conducts departmental inservices based upon the knowledge gained from this educational program.

    • Attends and contributes to Occupational Therapy staff meetings and inservices, as well as hospital wide educational programs.

    • Represents Occupational Therapy Department in clinics, and in-hospital tours.

    • Interprets occupational therapy to others who are not familiar with profession according to their level of understanding.

    • Identifies and attains four annual goals addressing skills or traits to improve performance of duties on the work site.

    • Displays flexibility/adaptability by: providing services for walk-in patients and coverage for absent co-workers; providing services for a patient with a diagnosis that is new to their caseload; and accepting special work assignments.

    • Accurately identifies and assist in coordinating aspects of the department program that warrant revision, expansion or development.

    • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

    Children's Hospital is a not-for-profit medical center offering the most advanced pediatric care for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and more than 400 physicians, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South. We invite you to experience the magic of Children'sHospital.
    As a member of our team, you will not only experience personal reward, you will also find tangible benefits for you and your family. For more information please go to www.chnola.org.
    Children's Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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Occupational Therapist (OT)

HealthPRO - Heritage

Metairie, LA
30+ days ago
Metairie, LA
30+ days ago

HealthPro Heritage is currently seeking a part-time Occupational Therapist - OT for home health in the Greater New Orleans, LA area.

 

At HealthPro Heritage we hire people who share our vision, who work diligently and provide the kind of care that will help change patient's lives for the better. As an Associate, your dedication and commitment deserve respect and recognition. If you're looking for a career and straightforward and realistic 'care' expectations, maybe it's time to look at our company.

 

The Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats residents in accordance with orders of the physician through the use of therapeutic procedures and assistive devices intended to maximize functional potentials in all areas of a resident's life. The Occupational Therapist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of Occupational Therapy.


1.  Review available resident information and evaluate the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.

2.  Conduct and document a thorough functional assessment of the resident, utilizing standardized procedures. Assessment of home/vocational and equipment needs.

3.  Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on resident needs and containing achievable functional goals.

4.  Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines and consistently maintain timely and accurate departmental records.

5.  Enter a progress note in the resident record following each treatment session.

6.  Revise treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process.

7.  Document the course of treatment in a clear, concise discharge summary utilizing a prescribed format.

8.  Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and provide close supervision while such staff members are working with residents.

9.  Orient residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Inform residents of any potential risk during any procedure.

10. Work with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident's use of functional abilities.

11. Establish and instruct resident and family/other caregiver in exercises and therapeutic procedures to be continued following discharge.

12. Assist in the referral process when a resident requires additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge of community resources.

13. Attend and participate or provide information for rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress, problem or needs.

14. Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as required.

15. Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.

16. Participate in the quality improvement process by responding appropriately to results of medical record audits, resident/referral source satisfaction surveys, safety activities and regulatory requirements.

17. Act in compliance with Heritage Healthcare’s regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.

18. Provide input to the Rehabilitation Manager on clinical performance of assistants as requested and appropriate.

19. Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare through formal and informal interactions with the community.

20. Adhere to company and facility policies and procedures and participate in facility quality improvement and safety programs.

21. Perform other duties as assigned and required to provide quality care to residents.

22. Understands reimbursement by various payers and allocates therapy resources efficiently in accordance with resident goals and outcomes related to discharge destination.

23. Demonstrate a knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local Coverage Determination Policy and third party reimbursement guidelines.

24. Support the company’s commitment to Compassionate Care; project a professional image to foster confidence in the Rehab Program.

25. Perform duties in an independent manner and recognizes situations where direct supervision is needed; willingly helping

26. Maintain the expected productivity level that has been discussed and is expected for your position at your particular facility/facilities


1.  Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.

2.  Current license/certification in the state of practice.

3.  Prefer supervision, training and/or experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.

4.  Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in identified areas of specialization.

5.  Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

6.  Demonstrated ability to assess resident needs and develop and implement a comprehensive plan of care.

7.  Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.

8.  Ability to complete the following activities safely, and at times, for prolonged periods:

• Standing: Maintaining an upright position on the feet, especially for prolonged periods of time

• Pushing: Applying pressure and exerting force against an object for the purpose of moving it forward or away from the source of the force – push or pull force up to 35 lbs.

• Lifting: Raising an object from a lower to a higher position, or moving an object laterally, from position to position-Required to lift up to 50 lbs of force independently. May be required to lift over 50 lbs with assistance of another person or a mechanical lift

• Stooping: Bending the body forward and down from the waist, hips and knees, sometimes for a prolonged length of time.

• Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction away from the body

• Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving surfaces


cpruitt@healthpro-heritage.com
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Occupational Therapist - Hand - (OT - Hand)

AMN Healthcare

New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
Job Description & Requirements
Occupational Therapist - Hand - (OT - Hand)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1500.00 - 1950.00
Certified Hand Therapist. 1 year experience and MUST BE CHT
Required Qualifications
OT, BLS, NBCOT, CHT
Preferred Qualifications
none
Facility Location
The festivals, the restaurants and the night life are a few of the main attractions in New Orleans, and there’s always the French Quarter, established by the French in 1718, that is a must go place. Bourbon Street is where the upscale lounges and historic restaurants and jazz clubs are to be found. No wonder the first opera in North America was performed in New Orleans!
Job Benefits
Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free Private Housing
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company
Med Travelers, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing. Our relationships with numerous healthcare facilities - including hospitals, home health agencies, school systems, and long-term care facilities - enable us to offer the most current temporary therapy positions and medical imaging jobs. And our traveler customer service is among the best in the industry. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.
occupational therapist, occupational therapy, OT, therapist, patient care, healthcare, health care, hand occupational therapist, hand care occupational therapist, hand, hand care, occupational therapy assistant
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Occupational Therapist - Hand - (OT - Hand)

AMN Club Staffing

New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
Job Description & Requirements
Occupational Therapist - Hand - (OT - Hand)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1500.00 - 1950.00
Certified Hand Therapist. 1 year experience and MUST BE CHT
Required Qualifications
OT, BLS, NBCOT, CHT
Preferred Qualifications
none
Facility Location
The festivals, the restaurants and the night life are a few of the main attractions in New Orleans, and there’s always the French Quarter, established by the French in 1718, that is a must go place. Bourbon Street is where the upscale lounges and historic restaurants and jazz clubs are to be found. No wonder the first opera in North America was performed in New Orleans!
Job Benefits
Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free Private Housing
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company
Club Staffing, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing, with thousands of travel positions available throughout the United States. We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each allied healthcare professional; whether it's travel, per diem, temp-to-perm, or permanent. We also offer more therapist, laboratory and medical imaging jobs in more places than other travel companies. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.
occupational therapist, occupational therapy, OT, therapist, patient care, healthcare, health care, hand occupational therapist, hand care occupational therapist, hand, hand care, occupational therapy assistant
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Occupational Therapist - Hand - (OT - Hand)

AMN Healthcare

New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
Job Description & Requirements
Occupational Therapist - Hand - (OT - Hand)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1500.00 - 1950.00
Certified Hand Therapist. 1 year experience and MUST BE CHT
Required Qualifications
OT, BLS, NBCOT, CHT
Preferred Qualifications
none
Facility Location
The festivals, the restaurants and the night life are a few of the main attractions in New Orleans, and there’s always the French Quarter, established by the French in 1718, that is a must go place. Bourbon Street is where the upscale lounges and historic restaurants and jazz clubs are to be found. No wonder the first opera in North America was performed in New Orleans!
Job Benefits
Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free Private Housing
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company
Club Staffing, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing, with thousands of travel positions available throughout the United States. We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each allied healthcare professional; whether it's travel, per diem, temp-to-perm, or permanent. We also offer more therapist, laboratory and medical imaging jobs in more places than other travel companies. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.
occupational therapist, occupational therapy, OT, therapist, patient care, healthcare, health care, hand occupational therapist, hand care occupational therapist, hand, hand care, occupational therapy assistant
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Occupational Therapist - Hand - (OT - Hand)

Med Travelers

New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
Job Description & Requirements
Occupational Therapist - Hand - (OT - Hand)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1500.00 - 1950.00
Certified Hand Therapist. 1 year experience and MUST BE CHT
Required Qualifications
OT, BLS, NBCOT, CHT
Preferred Qualifications
none
Facility Location
The festivals, the restaurants and the night life are a few of the main attractions in New Orleans, and there’s always the French Quarter, established by the French in 1718, that is a must go place. Bourbon Street is where the upscale lounges and historic restaurants and jazz clubs are to be found. No wonder the first opera in North America was performed in New Orleans!
Job Benefits
Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free Private Housing
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company
Med Travelers, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing. Our relationships with numerous healthcare facilities - including hospitals, home health agencies, school systems, and long-term care facilities - enable us to offer the most current temporary therapy positions and medical imaging jobs. And our traveler customer service is among the best in the industry. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.
occupational therapist, occupational therapy, OT, therapist, patient care, healthcare, health care, hand occupational therapist, hand care occupational therapist, hand, hand care, occupational therapy assistant
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Flex Occupational Therapist

LCMC Health

New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago

For 168years, Touro has been in the vanguard of medical excellence. As one of New Orleans most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary stands for stability. Tens of thousands of babies have been born here, and we've treated more than a million people.Our modern facilities utilize the latest technology.Touro offers a full range of services including emergency services, preventive diagnostics, surgical care, women’s services, cardiology, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, imaging, orthopedics, stroke care and more. In its history, Touro Infirmary has cared for generations of New Orleanians. Our patients and the community can count on our ongoing commitment the health and wellbeing for generations to come.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of this job is to provide occupational therapy services to all patients including evaluation, treatment planning, treatment implementation, education, and documentation.

SCHEDULE/SHIFT:

POSITION DUTIES:

  • Patient evaluation and interpretation of findings
  • Implementation of treatment plan
  • Documentation of services provided
  • Education and training to patients, families, students, staff and community
  • Communication and coordination of goals and treatment plan

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Preferred:

  • 1 year experience
  • Master's Degree
  • Cert Non-Violent Crises Interv

Education, Experience, Licensure
Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Basic Life Support/CPR
  • Lic. Occupational Therapist in state of Louisiana
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy required for new graduates, preferred for experienced therapists

Touro Infirmary is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Occupational Therapist - Acute - (OT - Acute)

AMN Healthcare

New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
Job Description & Requirements
Occupational Therapist - Acute - (OT - Acute)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1600.00 - 1850.00
Certified Hand Therapist. 1 year experience and MUST BE CHT
Required Qualifications
OT, BLS, NBCOT, CHT
Preferred Qualifications
none
Facility Location
The festivals, the restaurants and the night life are a few of the main attractions in New Orleans, and there’s always the French Quarter, established by the French in 1718, that is a must go place. Bourbon Street is where the upscale lounges and historic restaurants and jazz clubs are to be found. No wonder the first opera in North America was performed in New Orleans!
Job Benefits
Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free Private Housing
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company
Med Travelers, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing. Our relationships with numerous healthcare facilities - including hospitals, home health agencies, school systems, and long-term care facilities - enable us to offer the most current temporary therapy positions and medical imaging jobs. And our traveler customer service is among the best in the industry. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.
occupational therapist, occupational therapy, OT, therapist, patient care, healthcare, health care, acute care occupational therapist, acute occupational therapist, acute, occupational therapy assistant
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Occupational Therapist - Acute - (OT - Acute)

AMN Club Staffing

New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
New Orleans, LA
30+ days ago
Job Description & Requirements
Occupational Therapist - Acute - (OT - Acute)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1600.00 - 1850.00
Certified Hand Therapist. 1 year experience and MUST BE CHT
Required Qualifications
OT, BLS, NBCOT, CHT
Preferred Qualifications
none
Facility Location
The festivals, the restaurants and the night life are a few of the main attractions in New Orleans, and there’s always the French Quarter, established by the French in 1718, that is a must go place. Bourbon Street is where the upscale lounges and historic restaurants and jazz clubs are to be found. No wonder the first opera in North America was performed in New Orleans!
Job Benefits
Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free Private Housing
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company
Club Staffing, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing, with thousands of travel positions available throughout the United States. We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each allied healthcare professional; whether it's travel, per diem, temp-to-perm, or permanent. We also offer more therapist, laboratory and medical imaging jobs in more places than other travel companies. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.
occupational therapist, occupational therapy, OT, therapist, patient care, healthcare, health care, acute care occupational therapist, acute occupational therapist, acute, occupational therapy assistant
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Occupational Therapist (Neuro) - Outpatient Rehab - OTW Vets

Ochsner Health System

Metairie, LA
1 day ago
Metairie, LA
1 day ago

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate.  We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. 

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.  Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! 

This job plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy treatment programs based upon evaluation and assessment and medical referral; maintains patient care records, evaluates the patient’s response to treatment and recommends treatment plan changes; participates in in-service and continuing education programs; participates in special departmental programs, clinical education, research, and writing of professional papers; and assists with program development/enhancement.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.

Education 

Required - Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy


Work Experience

Required - None


Certifications

Required - Current occupational therapy license in the state of practice or eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity from another state, Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills in order to deal with a variety of patients and diagnoses.
  • Ability to travel throughout and between facilities.


Job Duties

  • Performs age and diagnosis appropriate evaluations and treatments.
  • Maintains patient records according to documentation standards, policies and procedures.
  • Exhibits flexibility in overall department needs and actively participates in staff and committee projects.
  • Attains established productivity levels set forth by administration and conducts professional development, required training, and credentialing.
  • Participates in the education and training of occupational therapy students.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.


Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.


This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy Work.  (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.                 

Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach, squat, crawl and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases.

There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!

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7 days ago

Description

  • Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, a leader in Pediatric care throughout the Southeast region, is currently seeking a dynamic Occupational Therapist. The mission of making care available to all children has allowed Children’s to grow as an organization.

    Summary

    Staff Occupational Therapist develops and implements occupational therapy program which includes evaluation, treatment and re-evaluation in relationship to the professional, technical and administrative operation of the Occupational Therapy Department at this hospital. He/She provides competent patient care to developmentally, physically, and/or mentally disabled (age range: birth through 21 years) in order to promote the learning/restoration of functional abilities. Staff Occupational Therapist participates in the assessment of service outcome measures and the coordination of departmental projects

    Job Specifications

    • Bachelor's Degree from accredited curriculum in Occupational Therapy required.
    • Pediatric experience preferred.
    • National registration preferred.
    • Licensed to practice Occupational Therapy by the state of Louisiana (LOTR) required.
    • BLS healthcare provider certification from the American Heart Association required.

    Job Functions

    • Prior to assessment, gathers necessary information from appropriate people and records, and demonstrates effective utilization of staff resources.
    • In preparation for an evaluation, selects appropriate tests; and gathers required materials as needed to provide a comprehensive assessment which addresses the patient's developmental/functional, physical and social/emotional needs.
    • Performs comprehensive evaluation and re-evaluation of patients with varying disabilities and ages utilizing available resources, standardized and non-standardized assessments, and observations within the appropriate environment.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently re-evaluates patients, a minimum of every six weeks for inpatients and every twelve months for outpatients or as required by pay source.
    • Consults with physicians, other allied health professionals and patient/ family in order to fully comprehend the patient's/family's needs and desires, and his/her functional and medical capabilities.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Provides quality treatment to a wide range of diagnostic and age groups complying with departmental protocol/procedures.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently adheres to precautions as they pertain to the diagnoses or conditions.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Based upon the initial assessment and re-evaluations, recommends the appropriate frequency of Occupational Therapy services; and establishes and prioritizes long-term goals which are clearly documented, measurable and realistic.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Conducts the treatment session by providing the appropriate behavioral management and structure to the treatment environment; utilizing several treatment alternatives for goal achievement; and modifying the treatment program in response to changes in the patient's skill level and/or environment.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently begins discharge planning at admission to Occupational Therapy program, considering patient/family training, equipment needs and follow-up issues.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Teaches the patient and family members occupational therapy skills and techniques, which will facilitate the patient's functional abilities both during the hospitalization and within their home environment.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Recommends or provides and/or fabricates splints and adaptive equipment (to include training) as medically directed for the patient's use based upon their disability and rehabilitative needs.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently achieves 84% of the established departmental standard for actual productivity (direct patient contact). The current standard actual productivity is 75% (6/8 hours per day). The average of the best 8 months of the year is used to determine the percentage of actual productivity.

    • Prepares written reports and departmental documents in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures which address organization, content, and timeliness. These documents will reflect the appropriate use of professional language and legible handwriting.
    • Accurately completes daily documentation.
    • For the acquisition of funding, provides the Department Coordinator with the required documentation within two weeks following an initial evaluation or six weeks prior to the expiration of funding for re-evaluation of progress.
    • Consistently reports evaluation results in a manner that reflects interpretation of the patient's overall functional abilities.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently reports developmental test results in a manner that reflects interpretation of the overall developmental schema.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
    • Consistently reports upper extremity functional abilities in a manner that reflects an anatomical and/or neurodevelopment perspective.
      a. infants
      b. toddlers
      c. school-age children
      d. adolescents
      e. young adults
    • Consistently reports sensory integrative or perceptual motor status in a manner that relates these findings to the child’s sensory function.
      a. school-age children
      b. adolescents
      c. young adults
    • Documents treatment plan including measurable short-term goals on the progress note and interdisciplinary plan of care for.

    • Participates in the orientation process for Occupational Therapy Interns and new staff members.

    • Supervises Occupational Therapy FWII and FWII interns and volunteers.
    • Benefits from continuing education opportunities and conducts departmental inservices based upon the knowledge gained from this educational program.

    • Attends and contributes to Occupational Therapy staff meetings and inservices, as well as hospital wide educational programs.

    • Represents Occupational Therapy Department in clinics, and in-hospital tours.

    • Interprets occupational therapy to others who are not familiar with profession according to their level of understanding.

    • Identifies and attains four annual goals addressing skills or traits to improve performance of duties on the work site.

    • Displays flexibility/adaptability by: providing services for walk-in patients and coverage for absent co-workers; providing services for a patient with a diagnosis that is new to their caseload; and accepting special work assignments.

    • Accurately identifies and assist in coordinating aspects of the department program that warrant revision, expansion or development.

    • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

    Children's Hospital is a not-for-profit medical center offering the most advanced pediatric care for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and more than 400 physicians, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South. We invite you to experience the magic of Children'sHospital.
    As a member of our team, you will not only experience personal reward, you will also find tangible benefits for you and your family. For more information please go to www.chnola.org.

    Children's Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Source: LCMC Health