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Occupational Therapist

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Slidell Memorial Hospital & Medical Center

Slidell, LA

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Job Details: Under general supervision, the occupational therapist will evaluate and treat individuals with a variety of cognitive, motor, self-care, and musculoskeletal disorders. Major Duties:Meets organizational expectations as defined by the Employee Standards of Performance, hospital and department policies and procedures, and the hospital's strategic goals.Verbalizes a clear understanding of continuous quality improvement and customer satisfaction measures and actively participates in improvement initiatives.Assess patients with a variety of cognitive, motor, selfcare and musculoskeletal disorders.Develop treatment plans based on the assessment results which include functional outcomes.Treat patient's specific deficitsfollowing the established treatment plans.Participate as part of an interdisciplinary team to aid in the improvementof the patient's functional abilities. Document interactions with the patient, caregiver and\/or other health care workers accurately and timely. Educate the patient and\/or their caregiver, and other healthcare workers regarding the patient's specific disorders.Recommend appropriate adaptive equipment for the patient.Required to communicate clearly and effectively with techs and occupational therapy assistants in order to carry out treatment plans with patients in a variety of settings. Provide occupational therapy services in a manner consistent with excellent customer service at all times.Communicate clearly and effectively with other disciplines, physicians and support personnel for the benefit of the patient and the department. Communicate clearly with other departments in order to fulfill patient and department needs and functions.Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization. Education\/Knowledge\/Skills\/Abilities: Preferred:Two years experience in a hospital setting as an occupational therapist, working primarily with adults, success in working in outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation and acute hospital settings. Required:Demonstrated ability to communicate information accurately in verbal and written form. A degree in Occupational Therapy as determined by the licensure board. Completed fieldwork in at least one setting that we currently provide(inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitationacute). Licensure\/Certification: Required:Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners as an Occupational Therapist of Examiners. CPR for healthcare workers.

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Slidell Memorial Hospital, Your Hospital for Life. Celebrating its 55th anniversary in November 2014, Slidell Memorial Hospital has received several awards that recognize our commitment to compassionate care and a patient-centered culture. About SMH Welcome to Slidell Memorial Hospital, Your Hospital for Life. Celebrating its 55th anniversary in November 2014, Slidell Memorial Hospital has received several awards that recognize our commitment to compassionate care and a patient-centered culture. We are driven by a shared mission: To improve the quality of life in our community. As a 229-bed acute care community hospital located in the heart of Slidell, La., we provide access to the latest treatments and technology and expert physicians: In 2013, we expanded our Emergency Room and Cardiac Care to meet the needs of St. Tammany's growing population. This expansion brought 29 new emergency beds and 38 specialized cardiac rooms. Our Regional Cancer Center, the only facility of its kind in East St. Tammany, is designed to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate our patients in one convenient, state-of-the-art facility. SMH is one of the only hospitals on the Northshore with the Varian High Dose Brachytherapy radiation system, 4D CT Treatment Planning simulator, and a new Multidisciplinary Clinic that offers a head and neck cancer surgical specialist. Our cardiac care units offer the most advanced technology available, including the Arctic Sun therapeutic hypothermia system that can prevent irreversible brain damage, and minimally invasive laser ablation that treats peripheral artery disease with a much quicker procedure than traditional bypass surgery. Our orthopedic specialists are among only a handful in the region to offer anterior hip replacement surgery using a new state-of-the-art hanaTMHip and Knee Arthroplasty Table, one of just 100 in use across the country. Our Outpatient Rehabilitation therapists are certified in LSVT-BIG treatment, a new technique that treats patients with Parkinson's disease or other neurological disorders.

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