Job Description

About ORMC

Odessa Regional Medical Center was founded in 1975 by 14 obstetricians, pediatricians, and family practitioners as Odessa Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Through the years, the hospital grew and evolved into a full-service healthcare facility and the name was changed to Odessa Regional Hospital in 1995.

In June 2007, Odessa Regional Hospital purchased Alliance Hospital and changed its name to Odessa Regional Medical Center to reflect its larger campus and more comprehensive services. In 2015, ORMC acquired Basin Healthcare Center. The hospital has 225 beds and has approximately 250 physicians on staff and has over 700 employees.

Today, ORMC offers a wide spectrum of healthcare services, including advanced diagnostic imaging technology, emergency care, innovative surgical procedures, maternity care, comprehensive cardiac services and general medical care.

About the Shift:

PRN - Per Diem - Occupational Therapist/OT or Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/COTA - weekends - 8:00 - 4:30.

About the Position:

The Occupational Therapist is a skilled member of the health care team and provides occupational therapy services to patients through the use of initial assessments, physical gains, occupational therapy procedures and interventions in accordance with the established policies and procedures in the hospital and applicable law. Participates in Peformance Improvement activities. Provides service to age range from infant to geriatric.

Demonstrates the ability to assess patient needs and limitations.

Based upon assessment of patient needs, demonstrates the ability to administer appropriate treatment program / plan.

Consults with attending physician regarding treatment plan recommendations / patient progress.

Provides on-going assessment of patient needs and recommends appropriate treatment plan modifications based on assessment.

Consults with Department Director on an on-going basis regarding treatment plan recommendations or other patient related issues that arise.

Assess, fabricate, and/or issue adaptive equipment and assistive devices per patient’s needs.

Understands patho-physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics as it relates to patient’s independence.

Communicate with interdisciplinary staff at meetings on case-by-case basis.

Implements Rx appropriate to patient’s needs.

Demonstrate understanding of precautions relating to patient’s diagnosis.

Able to effectively integrate community re-entry.

Drapes patient to protect clothing and preserves modesty, yet with accessibility of the area to be treated.

As required, evaluates, instructs, assists and/or supervises ADL training activities for the amputee orthopedically, neurologically, etc., involved or medically unstable patient.

Demonstrates skills and accuracy in collecting and inputting data into hospital computer system as relevant to position.

Knowledge of procedures for maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of patient medical information.

Demonstrates ability to collect, analyze and present data as appropriate to position.

When receiving a verbal or telephone order, writes down the order and then reads it back completely to the ordering physician. Signs the order TOC or VOC.

Uses and properly disposes of appropriate PPE during patient care activities. Is observed using proper hand washing technique at the proper moment.

Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action seeking assistance when needed.

Performs work safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.

Is acquainted with local fire and safety regulations.

Has knowledge of hospital policies and the functions of the other departments.

Participates in checking alarms of equipment to be certain they are audible with respect to distance and competing noise within the unit.

Reinforces patient safety with patient education and documents on the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care and Patient Teaching Tool.

Discusses with patient/family discharge instructions related to patient safety and documents on appropriate form.

Recognition of need and implementation of adaptive equipment and assistive devices.

Recognition of need and implementation and training in activities of daily living.

Recognizes complications due to rehabilitation.

Understands and responds to emergency codes as appropriate; follows hospital safety policy including incident/accident reporting procedure and use of proper body mechanics; follows infection control policy.

Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population. (See Performance Evaluation Age-Related Competency)

  • High School graduate or equivilant;
  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy School.
  • BLS Certification mandatory
  • State of Texas License and Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
  • Additional languages preferred, not required

Physical Demands:

  1. For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
    Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination;
    Requires standing or sitting for extensive periods of time.
    Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
    Frequently lifts, carries or pushes items weighing fifty(50) pounds or more.
    Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids and other conditions common to a clinical environment.
    Potential for musculoskeletal injuries due to moving and lifting patients and equipment.
    Must be capable of performing CPR.
    Must be available to work irregular hours.

  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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