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Occ Therapist IHR- Marianjoy, Casual, Days

Northwestern Medicine
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This is a casual/on-call OT position scheduled to work at Marianjoy in Wheaton.

The Occupational Therapist provides safe and effective occupational therapy services including the evaluation of functional performance ability of persons impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or developmental disability and/or the aging process. The Occupational Therapist analyzes, selects and applies goal directed interventions for the treatment or prevention of these impairments/functional limitations to achieve maximum independence. The Occupational Therapist has the ultimate responsibility for the provision of services including the supervision of occupational therapy support personnel. Assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients and provides occupational therapy evaluations, modalities and treatments in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality of patient care. Selects, administers and adapts the content of patient evaluations according to the OT evaluation protocol and AOTA Standards of Practice. Interprets evaluations results to identify patient strengths, impairments and functional limitations. Establishes functional, objective and measurable goals in accordance with the patient's level of function, age, length of stay and discharge disposition. Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of those patients being treated by occupational therapist assistants and students. Reevaluates the patient, continually, and modifies or discontinues the plan accordingly. Appropriately selects, applies, and modifies treatment interventions to insure achievement of treatment goals and provides patient/family teaching. Terminates service when maximum benefit is achieved, completes a comprehensive discharge and limitations, and goa attainment. Collaborates with Occupational Therapy Assistants as per state practice act guidelines. Makes appropriate and judicious use of doubled, group/and or joint treatment sessions. Maintains productivity level of direct care. Maintains treatment area, equipment and supply inventory. Schedules and prioritizes workload. Communicates effectively with patients and caregivers at levels appropriate to their age, cognitive status and language abilities and informs them of necessary information related to diagnosis, functional level and potential outcomes. Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professionals. Documents, on an ongoing basis, services provided, responses to services, and changes in status relative to the plan of care. Instructs patients and family regarding functional activities, home programs, and equipment use. Participates in the fieldwork education process by establishing a supportive environment while supervising OT/OTA students. Supervises and provides education/instruction to facilitate professional growth of the COTA. Assists in performance improvement and support development activities. Contributes to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the development. Communicates suggestions related to opportunities for improvement and maintaining positive relations with all customers. Identifies personal professional strengths and weaknesses and assumes responsibility for professional growth. Participates in internal and external continuing education opportunities and shares learning with staff. Rotates services assigned based on census at home/program site. Complies with and adjusts to policy and procedure changes within the program/site. Based on patient's cognitive, physical, age and functional limitations, utilizes safe & appropriate guarding techniques and assistive/adaptive devices. Maintains knowledge of policies and procedures concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warnings, and general safety. Delivers services consistent with the established Mission and Philosophy. Maintains patient confidentiality and respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. Complies with current AOTA Code of Ethics, and state licensure laws. Demonstrates a visible working style, acts in a manner that is consistent with and shows commitment to the NM Values. AA/EOE.

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy
  • OTR/License (IL Occupational Therapy License)
  • Current AHA BLS Provider certification
  • NBCOT certification

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