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Occupational Therapist

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Nexus Health

Houston, TX

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Screens, evaluates, and treats patients as assigned in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Consults, valuates, develop treatment plans to assigned patients. Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physical referral, depending on level of care. Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) in direct patient care and patient-related activities Treats patients according to treatment plans approved by attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients. Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) Services, physicians and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans. Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings. Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Complete all required documentations of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner. Participates in policy and procedure meetings. Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff. Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy. Establishes and instructs caregivers in patient specific maintenance programs. Establishes and instructs parents/caregivers in patient specific home exercise programs. Participates in discharge planning. Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence. Serves as clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant schools. Communicates and coordinates clinical service department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness. Communicates with the DOR regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes. Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Occupational Therapy. Demonstrates knowledge of Occupational Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures and modalities, for example, traction, ultrasound, E-Stim, etc. Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life. Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
ExperienceMinimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions. Experience in feeding and swallowing treatment and evaluations preferred, including use of E-Stim for swallowingSkillsLicensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT) and registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Certified in CPR Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.Education RequiredGraduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Occupational Therapy.

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