JOB SUMMARY: Performs patient evaluations and administers interventions in inpatient settings which include acute care, mental health unit, PM&R Inpatient Program and skilled nursing unit. Performs related duties such as departmental performance improvement and clinical education, and serves as clinical supervisors to assistant and support personnel. Also serves as resource to program or product line development. Adheres to practice act, regulations and rules, departmental policy and procedure, and documentation and reimbursement rules applicable to acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, or skilled nursing facility. Participates in patients case management with multidisciplinary team. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelors or Masters in occupational therapy. Current Texas license Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Work Experience (Years and Area): 2 years as registered Occupational Therapist
Equipment Operated: Competency in Occupational Therapy equipment
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) Bilingual Skills Required: No - Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese preferred Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Other Skills: Analytical, CRT, Medical Terms, Research, P.C., MS Word,
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.