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Occupational Therapist - Rehab - FT - Day Shift

In July 2017, South Texas Regional Medical Center became part of the Methodist Healthcare System family, the most preferred and respected healthcare provider in the area. With this change of ownership, we are now known as Methodist Hospital South. Even though our name has changed, the heart of our hospital remains; it just got a little bigger. The foundation we now stand on is faith-based and driven by our commitment to ""Serving Humanity to Honor God"".
The clinical team at Methodist Hospital South is comprised of healthcare professionals with years of training and experience who bring compassion to their work. Our 67 bed hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A, designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center, and recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. Services include Rehabilitation, Surgical, and Labor & Delivery. For more information, please visit our website at www.methodisthospitalsouth.com .
General Statement of Duties:
The Occupational Therapist evaluates patients, sets goals, plans treatment programs and treat patients according to physician's orders; maintains required records and notes on patient care; assumes responsibility for patient charges; provides technical advice to support personnel and supervision of same. Takes initiative for professional development and education and maintains annual requirements. Completes assignments independently, and fosters an environment of teamwork, quality and safety.
Essential Job Functions:

  1. Evaluates patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes, and synthesizes the data to establish a plan of care with therapeutic interventions and goals appropriate to patient's age and development.

  2. Documents evaluations, treatments, plan of care, charges, and discharge summaries utilizing professional jargon that supports skilled therapeutic necessity and the charges incurred in a concise and timely manner.

  3. Determines the efficacy of therapeutic interventions, technologies and outcomes and the utilization of COTA's, students and support personnel.

  4. Supervises the daily activities of the COTA, and support personnel, in the provision of patient care to facilitate desired changes in patient function toward stated goals.

  5. Interacts and confers with a variety of professionals including physicians, nurses, case management, PT's and SLP's to implement and assess the intervention program.

  6. Provides Director with constructive suggestions to problem solve, assist with maintaining productivity standards and setting a positive atmosphere for professional development.


Qualifications:
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelors in Occupational Therapy. Texas Occupational Therapy License issued by the Texas State Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. Prefer membership in the AOTA.
Prefer one or more years of experience in Occupational Therapy Setting: Acute, Inpatient Rehab, Pediatrics, Outpatient as appropriate.
Minimum License and Certificates Required:
Licensed Occupational Therapist
Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.




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