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
· High School graduate or equivilant;
· Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy school.
· Basic Life Support Certification.
· 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.
· Ability to: Work cooperatively with hospital staff; handle frequent interruptions; adapt to changes in workload and work schedule; establish priorities; foster team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members; communicate effectively (verbal and written); ability to meet the care needs of ages of customers.
· 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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.