Occupational Therapist II
The posted compensation range of $40.00 - $85.00 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.
St. John’s Regional Medical Center located in Oxnard California is a recognized as a Top 250 Hospital in the Nation and as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades. St. John’s Regional is a part of Dignity Health’s Southern California Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at www.dignityhealth.org/StJohnsRegional.
Occupational Therapist II - Occupational Therapy
St. John's Regional Medical Center
We are seeking a highly skilled Occupational Therapist II. To join our team the successful candidate will be responsible for the patient’s physical developmental and emotional challenges to improve their ability to perform daily activities. They will be developing treatment plans to address patients' needs and goals, implementing therapeutic interventions to improve patients' functional abilities. The Occupational Therapist II will work with induvial of all ages, from infants to the elderly
- Identifies and reports patient abuse and neglect i.e.: physical assault, domestic abuse and neglect of elders and children.
- Assists Therapy Manager/Supervisor in annual performance reviews of therapy assistants and aides and works to assist these team members in improving job performance.
- Accurately identifies patient's functional deficits/dysfunction through interview, skilled observation and testing to evaluate the performance areas of activities of daily living, work and productive activities and play or leisure activities, as well as the performance components of sensorimotor skills, cognitive integration and psychosocial skills. Accurately interprets the physician's order
- Accurately identifies signs and symptoms of dysphagia and the patient's functional deficits/dysfunction with swallowing through review of the medical record, observation of the patient, information obtained from the patient/family/staff, oral-pharyngeal and respiratory examination, trial feed assessments and other occupational therapy assessment techniques. Accurately interprets the physician order.
- Communicates regularly with other members of the healthcare team regarding goals, progress and rehab potential. Works as a collaborative member of the treatment team. Attends any necessary and appropriate patient care meetings such as mini rounds, rehab weekly conference, NICU discharge meetings, etc.
- Terminates treatment appropriately and plans for the patient's discharge in adequate time for appropriate referrals to be made. Makes appropriate recommendations for referrals at next level of care, including, outpatient therapy, home health and MTU.
- Consistently and accurately documents care of the patient on day care is delivered, using both hospital and department policies. Uses clear, concise and objective data.
- Minimum of two (2) years clinical experience; evidence of ability to function with a high degree of independence and competence.
- Demonstrates good interpersonal skills with fellow staff members physicians hospital departments and the general public.
- Demonstrates competent working knowledge of the standard practices procedures and equipment utilized in the department.
- Ability and willingness to actively participate in departmental and hospital programs.
- Demonstrates self-motivation and ability to achieve results through good organizational skills and prioritization of work.
- Ability to work independently and be a functional team member in a team oriented environment.
- Ability to mentor/coach student interns or oversee their clinical experience.
- Ability to be flexible with caseload within any given day as needed for the benefit of the department.
- Promotes O.T. services in the community as appropriate.
- Current California license in Occupational Therapy.
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Cert. (AHA BLS)
This position is represented by L121 PRO and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
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