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Occupational Therapist Senior

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Encompass Health

Rockford, IL

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The Senior Occupational Therapist providesoccupational therapy treatment and patient care according to
hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and
guidelines. In addition, the position:- Requires effective
communication skills for working with patients, families,
caregivers, and departmental and interdepartmental relationships. -
Requires competency in occupational therapy evaluation, assessment,
care planning and treatment. - Requires task delegation and
supervision of occupational therapist assistants and technicians. -
Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments
to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met. -Typically
provides patient care in occupational therapy 90% -95% of work
hours. The Senior Occupational Therapist creates an environment and
culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by helping
staff to improve their clinical skills and overall performance,
through staff developing and mentoring. Benefits To attract and
retain the best professionals, we offer a comprehensive and
competitive Benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision,
401(k), college savings plan, employee assistance program, pre-paid
legal plan and much more. For more information on available
Benefits, please click here. Who will you treat? We are an acute
rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our therapist can expect
to spend an average of 2-4 weeks with our patients treating a wide
clinical caseload such as:stroke, spinal cord injury, brain
injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis,
osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple
trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our
patients are discharged directly home. We use evidence-based
practice guidelines to treat our patients. We utilize our clinical
outcomes to assess and improve our treatment interventions and
programs. We participate in a national outcomes database, which
provides benchmarks and sophisticated outcome reports to help us
continually analyze and improve our patient outcomes. You will use
standard and advanced therapy technologies- depending on hospital
location, some equipment used such as Auto Ambulators, Bioness,
Interactive Metronome, Hand Mentor, SmartStep, Anodyne, Wii and
CAPs may be available. Helping you become a better therapist is
critical to our success - You will be paired with mentors; attend
in-house as well as external educational programs. The treatment
team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers,
pharmacists and medical staff; a great way to learn beyond your own
discipline. Job Code:100007 License or Certification:- Must be in
possession of current state license or certification on or before
the first day of employment. - CPR certification preferred unless
otherwise required by hospital policy. Education, Training and
Experience:- Successful completion of a degree from an accredited
therapy program or one that is determined to be substantially
equivalent to a U.S. accredited program by an appropriate
certifying agency preferred. -A minimum of 2 years experience as an
Occupational Therapist is required. -Active on the Therapy Clinical
Ladder (when eligible) or speciality professional certification,
preferred. Physical Requirements:- Good visual acuity and ability
to communicate - Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve
objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and
equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients.
Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing,
and\/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum
requirements Address:950 South Mulford Road, Rockford 61108 Shift:
Day Job Job ID:1814424 Associated topics:cht, certified
occupational therapy assistant, cota, ffs, occupational,
occupational therapist, occupational therapist ot, therapist,
therapist ot

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