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Cert Occupational Therapy Asst

Company: St Luke's Hospital of Chesterfield MO
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Job Description:

Description Under the supervision of the Director of Therapy Services and Inpatient Supervisor; Follows patient treatment protocol established at initial evaluation by registered occupational therapist, administers therapy and performs documentation. Assists in preparing patients and equipment. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values. Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent 1. Provides patient care including the following: Prepares patients and equipment; assists Occupational Therapist in implementation of treatment program for each patient. Instructs the patient in exercise routines, home programs, use of adaptive equipment, and self-care activities. Instructs patients' families in these areas as necessary. Makes use of modalities available in the department. Promotes safe environment for patients and staff in the hospital. Provides liaison with nursing divisions and medical staff in regard to patient care and OT patients. (60%) 2. Records and reports patient progress and discharge notes in a timely manner. Attends scheduled patient meetings with team. (15%) 3. Assumes delegated supervisory responsibility for Occupational Therapy Assistant students. (5%) 4. Reports to Inpatient Supervisor for program development, form revisions and Quality Assurance as indicated. (10%) 5. Represents the department when indicated at professional and related conferences and meetings. (5%) 6. Performs other duties as assigned (5%) Total 100% Education Employee must hold an Associate degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant program from an accredited institution and pass certification course. Experience Must be certified in CPR. The assessment, care and treatment provided by the occupational therapy assistant will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. The occupational therapy assistant is competent to care for patient age groups including the child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric adult patient. Working Conditions Employee is required to sit, stand, and walk continuously. Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lb.) and medium (21-50 lb.) continuously and heavy (50 lb. +) load frequently. Employee may be required to lift over 100 lb. with assistance. Employee is required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist to overhead continuously. Employee is required to reach forward and reach overhead frequently. For repetitive action, employee is required to use both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and temperature changes. Employee is frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens. (Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%) The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties. Job Relationships: Member of a comprehensive healthcare team, including other healthcare providers, the patient, the patient's family and significant others. Provides direction to: Technicians Takes direction from: Staff Occupational Therapists Mission/Values Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the community. Using talents and resources responsibly, our medical staff, employees and volunteers provide care for the whole person with compassion, professional excellence, and respect for each other and those we serve. Core Values: Human Dignity, Compassion, Justice, Excellence, and Stewardship. Human Dignity: We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God. Compassion: We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family. Justice: We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of the common good. Excellence: We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement. Stewardship: We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity. FACES - Friendly - Available - Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.

Keywords: St Luke's Hospital of Chesterfield MO, Chesterfield , Cert Occupational Therapy Asst, Healthcare , Chesterfield, Missouri

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