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Occupational Therapist

MercyOne Des Moines Med Ctr Des Moines, Iowa
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Requisition ID 2022-241841 Employment Type PRN Department Occupational Therapy Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Day Weekly Schedule day Remote No Category Therapy
Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.


Responsibilities
  • Based on assignment: Performs evaluations and treatments (including the application of topical medications used in treatment modalities and/or burn/wound care) to infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in a variety of settings. Completes supporting documentation according to hospital policy 
  • Appropriately establishes and reviews: Plan of care; Goals and priorities with team (including patient/family); Treatment in response to changing patient needs; Educational needs of patient/caregivers; Discharge plan/follow-up care needs.
  • Complies with department, hospital, and regulatory agency guidelines with respect to ethics, legal issues and supervisory relationships. Demonstrates professional accountability per the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  • Demonstrates appropriate and effective written, verbal, and non-verbal communication with team members through the continuum of care.
  • Protects patient confidentiality in regard to medical, emotional, and social status.
  • Advocates for the profession through memberships, affiliations, continuing education, community service and legislative support

Qualifications
  • Graduate of accredited program in occupational therapy
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Iowa
  • Previous experience desired but not required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Certifications must be obtained through the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3)  months of hire
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