Occupational Therapist OT
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: February 7, 2024
Primary City/State:Glendale, ArizonaDepartment Name:
Thrpy-Acute-HospWork Shift: DayJob Category:Clinical CareBanner
Thunderbird Medical Center has served the Northwest Valley for more
than 25 years and our unrelenting focus on excellent patient care
has helped us become one of the most preferred hospitals in the
Valley. In addition to being a Level 1 Trauma Center, the facility
also includes a heart and vascular center, state-of-the-art
surgical suites and a new Emergency department. As an Occupational
Therapist, you will have the opportunity to work with our adult
patient population and utilize your skills in a fast-paced setting.
You will also have the chance to observe, learn and grow as you
expand your skills in multiple departments throughout the facility.
Banner Thunderbird's team culture creates a dynamic opportunity to
provide excellent patient care and collaboration. If you wish to
learn more about this incredible opportunity, apply today!This is a
full-time, day shift position:40 hours per week We offer flexible
scheduling for this role! Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird Medical
Center opened its doors in 1983 and has been growing ever since to
meet the health care needs of the communities it serves in
northwest metropolitan Phoenix. Today, the 595-bed hospital - one
of the largest hospitals in the state - is annually ranked as one
of the top hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by US News &
World Report and enjoys a reputation as the preferred provider of
care to children and adults in the area in consumer preference
surveys. The tertiary care hospital provides everything from
routine to advanced, specialized care to both adult and pediatric
patients. Specialized services include cardiology, orthopedic
surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery, robotic surgery, stroke care and
a women and infants services program. Additionally, in partnership
with top-ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center, Banner Thunderbird also
offers state-of-the-art cancer care. Banner Thunderbird is
certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center and features
a 35-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit that cares for
babies of high-risk pregnancies and those born prematurely. Banner
Thunderbird is also home to the only pediatric intensive care unit
for seriously ill or injured children in the area. If you would
like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to
bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.POSITION
SUMMARYThis position is responsible for the evaluation, planning,
administration and supervision of Occupational Therapy treatment in
accordance with physician referral, state and local organizational
standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental
policies and procedures. This position demonstrates the clinical
competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate
to the age of the patients served.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Evaluates
patient's functional abilities and limitations. Determines if
intervention is needed. Establishes a plan of care and treatment
goals Completes comprehensive evaluation within the established
time frame set by the department. Identifies and prioritizes key
limiting factors. Establishes treatment goals that are functional,
measurable, patient related and reflect the key limiting factors.
Collaborates with patient and family/caregiver when setting goal
Initiates discharge planning. Recommends additions to or
modifications of referring orders.2. Implements individualized
treatment plan with consideration to the patient's physical,
social, spiritual, cultural, educational and age specific needs.
Provides skilled treatment in a safe manner Assesses ongoing
effectiveness of treatment and modifies plan of care as indicated.
Involves patient and family/caregiver in the treatment and decision
making process. Provides ongoing education to physician, nurse,
patient, family/caregiver, and interdisciplinary team.3. Documents
according to standards set by the department and regulatory
agencies. Documents legibly. Completes documentation within the
established time frames of the department. Documents innovative and
individualized treatment techniques/plan. Documentation reflects
comprehensive assessment of patient's progress or lack of progress.
Treatment goals are reassessed according to department policies4.
Communicates pertinent patient information to ensure the best
possible follow through of care. Communicates evaluation/treatment
results and patient progress to physicians, nurses, patient,
family/caregiver, co-workers and the interdisciplinary team.
Communicates in a clear and timely manner. Accepts responsibility
to contact physicians for routine or difficult problem solving to
ensure optimal patient outcome. Defends treatment rationale with
standard practices and/or current literature5. Exhibits
adaptability in assignments as it relates to caseload, scheduling,
and staffing shifts. Takes initiative to assist in other patient
care areas and accepts responsibility for all patient care needs.6.
Demonstrates appropriate direction and delegation of personnel to
achieve safe delivery of quality cost effective patient care.
direction and delegation of the COTA, Therapy Technician and
student complies with department policies and regulatory agencies.
Participates in the training and orientation of new personnel.
Assures competency of personnel, prior to delegation of task.7.
Department operational activities. Participates in
department/facility process improvements. Meets productivity
standards set by the department.8.This position has responsibility
for interacting with all levels of staff in a variety of
departments, physicians, patients, families, and external contacts
such as employees of other health care institutions, community
providers and agencies concerning the health care of the patient.
Also interacts with the physician offices in order to report,
requires or clarify informationMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMust have
successfully completed the academic requirements of an educational
program in occupational therapy approved by the appropriate
governing board. Must possess a current Occupational Therapy
license from the State of practice.Current license from state of
practice. BLS certification required.Relates throughout the
interview process their clinical competency, experience, training
and education they have received that is required to perform the
job. Demonstrates through behaviors and answers to job related
experiential questions. Employees working for Banner Home
Care/Hospice and Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility must possess an
Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain
the card for the duration of their employment.Must have the ability
to become proficient with computer software applications commonly
used in an automated patient care environment.PREFERRED
QUALIFICATIONSAdditional related education and/or experience
preferred. EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans Our organization
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