Centura Health Occupational Therapist in Pueblo, Colorado

With a tradition of caring that began nearly 135 years ago, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, CO, is home to the nationally recognized Dorcy Cancer Center, a dedicated Joint Replacement Center, a nationally accredited Breast Center of Excellence (NAPBC) and the only hospital in Pueblo with da Vinci robotic surgical technology. St. Mary-Corwin provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Pueblo and the surrounding region. This hospital has long been known for providing exceptional service and leading-edge treatments and technologies by experienced and compassionate professionals with a commitment to uphold the highest standards of care. Our areas of specialty include trauma and emergency services, The Birth Place, stroke, cardiology, da Vinci minimally-invasive surgery, cancer and oncology, diabetes care/education, sports medicine and more. Residents of Pueblo enjoy a moderate cost of living within this modern, mid-sized community while experiencing everything great about life in Colorado including world-class nearby outdoor recreation, thriving local arts and culture, numerous parks, festivals and much more. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visiting http://www.stmarycorwin.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 127208_

_Recruiter Contact:_ TheresaManous@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7361 SMC PHYSICAL THERAPY*

_Hospital:_* ST MARY CORWIN HOSPITAL*

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

Responsible for a continuum of services providing care to patients with neuromuscular, orthopedic and other physically-related disorders requiring mobility training, strengthening, modalities, specialized manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education. Utilizes rehab process to promote and restore optimal health and well-being of the patient. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy required; Master's degree preferred.

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • Previous work experience providing direct patient care in outpatient, inpatient or inpatient rehab unit preferred

  • Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred

_License/Certifications_

  • Current Colorado state licensure in occupational therapy upon hire or within 3 months

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Evaluates patients, presenting or referred to occupational therapy, by completing initial evaluation within time standards per department protocol. *

  • Applies appropriate diagnostic and prognostic testing for musculoskeletal, neurological and neuromuscular conditions. *

  • Standardized testing will include special tests to determine level of disability and track outcomes over the patient care experience. *

  • Evaluates assigned patients and develops treatment plans including specific goals and activities, reassessing and modifying plans as necessary based on patient's current level of function and makes appropriate disposition recommendations. *

  • Utilizes a variety of sensorimotor, neuromuscular re-educational, recreational and social activities to foster patients' achievement of maximum independence in activities of daily living. *

  • Applies technical knowledge in rehabilitative activities tailored to patient's needs including, but not limited to: ADL training, home safety assessment and education, use of compensatory techniques and equipment, neuromuscular and sensory re-education, gross and fine motor coordination, evaluation and training, energy conservation, functional mobility, positioning, splinting and hand therapy techniques. *

  • Performs a variety of best practice and evidence based therapeutic interventions to address the unique rehabilitation needs of each patient. *

  • Establishes appropriate treatment plan with measurable and attainable goals and time frames by collaborating with patient, family and other members of the health care team including discharge planning. *

  • Recognizes individual limitations and capabilities and utilizes available resources. Evaluates patients' learning style and appropriately teaches patients skills and techniques required for participation in occupational therapy. *

  • Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas, sites and is available to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays and after hours. *

  • Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select the most appropriate activity and/or program for individual patients, based on patient needs and capabilities. *

  • Communicates effectively to all patients, families, superiors, staff, physicians and other customers concerning physical medicine and rehabilitation services by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Documents all patient care activities including evaluations, progress notes and detailed treatment records per standards of practice and regulatory/third party payer requirements. *

  • Facilitates preparation of patient schedules, billing charges and other reports per medical records procedure through timely completion of documentation per policy. On all documentation, utilizes descriptive, behavioral terms using correct grammar, organizationally approved abbreviations and medical terminology. *

  • Documents ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes to correctly capture billing charges. *

  • Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staff development. *

  • Assists in training occupational therapy and certified occupational therapist assistant students and other hospital personnel. Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education. *

  • Participates in department and hospital quality improvement initiatives to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes. *

  • Adheres to professional code of ethics (AOTA) and to all accreditation and regulatory requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.

_Physical Requirements_

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.