Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
8/4/2019
Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapist
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St. Joseph Health | Santa Rosa, CA
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Job Description

We are looking for a Occupational Therapist at St Joseph Health!

Location: Memorial Hospital - Santa Rosa, CA

Schedule: Full time, 80 hours bi-weekly

Shift: 8 hour, Day

Summary:

The practice of occupational therapy shall include assessment, treatment planning, and implementation, education, communication and demonstration of leadership to address the needs of patients and their families as well as to foster a positive working relationship among professionals and ancillary staff. Position requires general supervision.

Responsibilities:

* Comprehensively assesses the functional needs of the patient and sets appropriate goals for the patient. Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as needed.
* Reassesses patient's functional needs and adjusts care plan as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcome.
* Demonstrates understanding of medicare regulations as they relate to medical necessity, sustained functional improvement, reasonable frequency and duration of treatments and documentation procedures. Uses advanced beneficiary notification procedure when appropriate.
* Establishes measurable STG & LTG with time frames in appropriate sequence. Consistently works to achieve functional goals seen in daily documentation and selecting appropriate therapeutic methods to accomplish treatment goals. Educates patient and family concerning diagnosis, goals and home program.
* Demonstrates professional, appropriate verbal and written communication skills with client's/patient's treating physician and other associated health care personnel.
* Adheres to the rules regarding standards of practice and ethics of regulatory agencies. Complies with current licensure laws and rules related to aides and assistants. Assures that licensure requirements for annual renewal are met in a timely manner.
* Adheres to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality and improvement programs, and safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
* Maintains client's/patient's medical record accurately, completely, neatly and in a timely manner. (The record should contain current prescription, initial evaluation, daily notes, progress notes, any patient precautions or complications, discharge summary, etc.) Also completes accurately any other patient related correspondence.
* Provides direction and leadership to support staff, students and new graduates. Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
* Manages and safeguards patients/clients with medical complications appropriately.
* Demonstrates competence in design and/or manufacture, and/or adjustment of assistive or orthotic devices for the client/patient.
* Demonstrates skills in the administration pre-driving and driving evaluations for the rehabilitation department.

Additional Responsibilities:

* Ability to supervise students, appropriately evaluating strengths and weaknesses and communicating these to the intern.
* Maintains current professional licensure and CPR certification.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Staff may be asked to perform duties as an aide in another discipline. This would happen after the staff member is trained and passes a competency in the particular skill required.

Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from an accredited occupational therapy school.

Experience: New graduates accepted.

License / Certification: California license or eligible.

The people of St. Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St. Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County entities aligned with St. Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network. We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.

St. Joseph Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training..

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

About St. Joseph Health

Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary and based in St. Louis, Mo., SSM Health Care (SSMHC) is one of the largest Catholic systems in the country. The system owns, manages and is affiliated with 20 acute care hospitals and three nursing homes in four states: Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. Nearly 5,000 affiliated physicians and 23,500 employees work together to provide a wide range of services that are compassionate, holistic and of high quality. SSMHC health-related businesses include information systems, home care, hospice, and support services such as materiel management and clinical engineering. SSMHC also owns an interest in Premier Medical Insurance Group Inc., one of Wisconsin's largest health maintenance organizations.