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Assist-Occupational Therapy- Certified (PRN) - Saint Louis

Company: ssmhealth
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

b"SSM St. Louis University Hospital is an acute care Level 1 trauma center and a Comprehensive Stroke Center./nLooking for therapists to work PRN covering weekends as well as some weekdays for vacation coverage. Must be available initially during the week for orientation and training. Complex and high acuity case mix in a fast-paced and energetic environment. Must be able to collaborate with multiple disciplines to provide excellent patient care./nUnder the supervision of an occupational therapist (OT), provides therapy services to inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of diagnoses utilizing specialized modalities and techniques in accordance with the Professional Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as established by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital , and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Department Policies and Procedures. Collaborates with inter-disciplinary and inter-departmental team to achieve goals and objectives for the provision of optimal patient care services. These services include structured treatment, program implementation, related documentation, and communication./nPOSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA (% of time) /xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/nEssential Functions: The following are essential job accountabilities and performance criteria:/n1. Provides quality patient care through effective and complete evaluations, appropriate treatment plans, and goals as assessed by Performance Improvement (PI) monitoring, peer/supervisor observation, documentation, and verbal reports. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8) 55%/nCriteria/na. Carries out appropriate treatment plans based on goals set and progresses patient appropriately regarding frequency and duration, diagnosis, expected length of stay, and patient needs./nb. Delegates responsibility appropriately and supervises rehabilitation technicians, student aides, and volunteers in relation to patient care./nc. Requests therapist intervention as problems arise or conditions change recognizing own limitations. Routinely informs (at least weekly) therapist of patient status./nd. Assess patient for presence of pain on assessment, reassessments and treatment incorporating patient/xe2/x80/x99s cultural/spiritual beliefs regarding pain into pain management plan. Implements pain management techniques./xc2/xa0 Include patient and/or family members in developing a pain management plan. Considers other methods of pain control when developing plan of care: massage, repositioning and immobilization./ne. Applies restraints consistent with the approved procedure. Monitors and assesses patient/xe2/x80/x99s response to restraints./nf. Is aware of abuse recognition criteria and incorporates it into assessments. Reports signs of possible abuse/neglect to the physician & Risk Management, and recommends appropriate consultations (psychiatric, Social Work) for evaluation./ng. Demonstrates competence for identified areas related to occupational therapy./nh. Maintains proprietary information and patient confidentiality./ni. Attends and/or provides feedback regarding rounds and meetings related to patient care./nj. Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team by initiating appropriate referrals, coordinating schedules and treatment plans, and communicating openly with caring and respect./n2. Documents in complete, accurate, and timely fashion with content following department policy and/or format as assessed by PI monitoring, peer/supervisor observation, and chart auditing./xc2/xa0 (1, 2, 4, 5, 6) 15%/nCriteria/na. Documentation is done per protocols: Inpatient progress notes are hand-written on the interdisciplinary sheet each day the patient is seen. Outpatient progress notes are written for each visit. Documentation includes thorough treatment plan and goals. Progress notes should reflect patient/xe2/x80/x99s achievements toward goals and discharge planning. Function, as well as the patient's perception of treatment, must be documented as an integral component of all treatment and reflected in the notes. Discharge summaries are completed within 3 days of discharge and reviewed by therapist overseeing treatment./nb. Documentation meets regulatory and insurance requirements per SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and regulatory and insurance agencies i.e. 30 day treatment plans, times on notes, insurance authorization, etc./nc. Write-ups for substitutions, switches, days off and Saturdays/Sundays/Holidays are done promptly and completely./nd. Daily schedules are turned in to the front desk daily with charges accurately and completely documented, including charges for equipment./ne. Rounds sheets and unit sheets are filled out accurately, completely, and timely./nf. Informs supervisor if difficulties arise concerning timeliness of documentation./ng. Familiar with and able to utilize Meditech functions including Office Automation, Departmental Option, Patient Care Inquiry. Familiar with PC operation including click-it and email./n3. Demonstrates acceptable professional characteristics. (2, 4, 5, 6) 10%/nCriteria/na. Works within professional role according to standards set by the AOTA, Missouri Occupational Therapy Practice Act, department service standards, and department policies and procedures./nb. Maintains harmonious relationships with co-workers, both inter- and intra-departmentally, providing support and assistance to foster team building. Appropriately addresses problems/concerns with peers and/or supervisors as needed./nc. Communicates effectively with patients and other health care team members to ensure quality patient care. This includes keeping other professionals informed of patient status and addressing any problems/concerns with peers and/or supervisors as needed./n4. Actively participates in department activities. (5, 6)/xc2/xa05%/nCriteria/na. Attends, actively participates, and interacts in all department meetings pertinent to area. Is accountable for information discussed at meetings./nb. Attends all department in-services unless not pertinent or prevented by patient care./nc. Provides one in-service inside or outside of the department./nd. Assists with observation students, volunteers, and student aides as needed./ne. Assists with competency checks as needed./nf. Assists in clinical instruction providing up to 80 hours of clinical experience and guidance including completion of appropriate paperwork and evaluations./n5. Provides safe, effective, occupational therapy treatments in a time efficient manner. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8) 5%/nCriteria/na. Consistently maintains a well-balanced average patient load of 90% efficiency./nb. Notifies supervisor of changes in workload, in order to adjust assignments as necessary to achieve optimal productivity and efficiency including substituting at inpatient and at the Anheuser Busch Institute (ABI) as requested./nc. Sees unscheduled, walk-in patients or STAT patients as needed./nd. Demonstrates time management skills by accomplishing required tasks within the appropriate time frame. Avoids overtime and notifies supervisor in the event it does occur. Flexes time as needed. Delegates appropriate tasks as needed./n6. Safety/Infection Control:/xc2/xa0 Practices according to safety and infection control policies. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%/nCriteria/na. Practices standard precautions and disposes of hazardous wastes per established guidelines./nb. Maintains a safe, clean, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families/employees in accordance with hospital standards./n1. Maintains clutter free environment./n2. Keeps conversations and background noise to a minimum/n3. Adheres to dress code./nc. Reports risk management concerns./nd. Assumes responsibility for completing all annual mandatory requirements:/n/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/n7./xc2/xa0 Quality Improvement (QI):/xc2/xa0 Incorporates Quality Assessment into one/xe2/x80/x99s daily work. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)/xc2/xa05%/nCriteria/na. Documents all components of patient care./nb. Complete appropriate paperwork related to patient care./n/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/xc2/xa0/nDISCLAIMER:/xc2/xa0 Performs other related duties as assigned or requested./nRationale for Essential Functions/n1) The performance of this function is the reason the job exists./n2) There are limited employees among whom the performance of this function can be distributed./n3) This function occupies a great deal of the employee/xe2/x80/x99s time./n4) This function is highly specialized. Employees are hired for the skill/ability to perform this function./n5) Failure to perform this function may have serious consequences./n6) The function was performed by past employees, and is performed by current employees./n7) Exposure to blood borne pathogens that require the use of protective equipment/n8) Exposure to tuberculosis that requires the use of protective equipment/nJob Specifications/nMINIMUM EDUCATION: Associate/xe2/x80/x99s degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program preferred./nMINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Experience preferred but not required/nREQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Current Missouri license required or license eligible. Membership in AOTA and Missouri Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA) preferred. CPR required./nWORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able to travel to and treat patients in patient rooms, clinics, and gym areas in hospital, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and ABI. Must be able to work with electrical equipment such as BTE and heat gun. May be exposed to hot/cold material and chemical agents (see Material Safety Data Sheets) and sharp tools. May be required to wear protective clothing such as masks, gowns, and gloves in addition to adhering to the dress code. Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases./nPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Clinical Staff Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/lifting. Lifts, positions, push and/or transfers patients. Considerable reaching stooping bending, kneeling, crouching, lifting, pushing, pulling 100+ pounds/nClerical Moderate occupational exertion. Long periods of sitting, typing, and/or data entry. May require lifting up to 50 pounds/nEmployee___________________________________________Date____________/nDepartment Director __________________________________Date_____________/nThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. An individual working in their job classification must also perform specific tasks upon request by supervisor personnel. Furthermore, the duties and responsibilities for this job classification are subject to change at the discretion of the medical center."

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