Occupational Therapist OT
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: June 20, 2022
Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment
Name:Thrpy-Acute-HospWork Shift:DayJob Category:Clinical CareBanner
Baywood Medical Center has served the growing East Valley for more
than 30 years. We work hard every day to provide the best care to
our patients. We are seeking dynamic therapists to join our Acute
Care, Rehabilitation team!As an Occupational Therapist, you will be
an active and engaged change agent; dedicated to the needs of our
patients and families. Steadfast to safe, kind, effective,
efficient, evidenced-based and high quality clinical care, outcome
focused and solution oriented. You will participate in the
interdisciplinary team including Occupational, Physical and Speech
therapists along with nurses, case managers, and physicians to give
quality care to our adult patient population. You will have the
chance to support all areas of the hospital and enhance your skills
while working in a fast-paced setting.This is a full-time,
benefited position: 40 hours per weekEnjoy an 18%-night shift
differential and a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential for
eligible shifts!Banner Baywood Medical Center is a 332-bed hospital
serving the health care needs of the dynamic and growing East
Valley communities of metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. We provide
complete acute care services including cancer, stroke, women's
health, rehabilitation, emergency medicine and surgery. In
addition, our orthopedic unit has earned repeated recognition as
having one of the Top 100 Orthopaedic Programs in the U.S. by The
Health Network and HCIA, Inc.POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for the evaluation, planning,
administration and supervision of Occupational Therapy treatment in
accordance with physician referral, state and local organizational
standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental
policies and procedures. This position demonstrates the clinical
competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate
to the age of the patients served.
1. Evaluates patient's functional abilities and limitations.
Determines if intervention is needed. Establishes a plan of care
and treatment goals.. Completes comprehensive evaluation within the
established time frame set by the department. Identifies and
prioritizes key limiting factors. Establishes treatment goals that
are functional, measurable, patient related and reflect the key
limiting factors. Collaborates with patient and family/caregiver
when setting goal Initiates discharge planning. Recommends
additions to or modifications of referring orders.
2. Implements individualized treatment plan with consideration to
the patient's physical, social, spiritual, cultural, educational
and age specific needs. Provides skilled treatment in a safe
manner.. Assesses ongoing effectiveness of treatment and modifies
plan of care as indicated. Involves patient and family/caregiver in
the treatment and decision making process. Provides ongoing
education to physician, nurse, patient, family/caregiver, and
3. Documents according to standards set by the department and
regulatory agencies. Documents legibly. Completes documentation
within the established time frames of the department. Documents
innovative and individualized treatment techniques/plan.
Documentation reflects comprehensive assessment of patient's
progress or lack of progress. Treatment goals are reassessed
according to department policies
4. Communicates pertinent patient information to ensure the best
possible follow through of care. Communicates evaluation/treatment
results and patient progress to physicians, nurses, patient,
family/caregiver, co-workers and the interdisciplinary team.
Communicates in a clear and timely manner. Accepts responsibility
to contact physicians for routine or difficult problem solving to
ensure optimal patient outcome. Defends treatment rationale with
standard practices and/or current literature
5. Exhibits adaptability in assignments as it relates to caseload,
scheduling, and staffing shifts. Takes initiative to assist in
other patient care areas and accepts responsibility for all patient
6. Demonstrates appropriate direction and delegation of personnel
to achieve safe delivery of quality cost effective patient care.
direction and delegation of the COTA, Therapy Technician and
student complies with department policies and regulatory agencies.
Participates in the training and orientation of new personnel.
Assures competency of personnel, prior to delegation of task.
7. Department operational activities. Participates in
department/facility process improvements. Meets productivity
standards set by the department.
8.This position has responsibility for interacting with all levels
of staff in a variety of departments, physicians, patients,
families, and external contacts such as employees of other health
care institutions, community providers and agencies concerning the
health care of the patient. Also interacts with the physician
offices in order to report, requires or clarify information
Must have successfully completed the academic requirements of an
educational program in occupational therapy approved by the
appropriate governing board. Must possess a current Occupational
Therapy license from the State of practice.
Current license from state of practice. BLS certification
Relates throughout the interview process their clinical competency,
experience, training and education they have received that is
required to perform the job. Demonstrates through behaviors and
answers to job related experiential questions. Employees working
for Banner Home Care/Hospice and Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility
must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of
hire and maintain the card for the duration of their
Must have the ability to become proficient with computer software
applications commonly used in an automated patient care
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Keywords: Banner Health, Mesa , Occupational Therapist OT, Healthcare , Mesa, Arizona
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