St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Occupational Therapist Weekend Pool Per Diem
St. Tammany Parish Hospital
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St. Tammany Parish Hospital is a full-service acute care facility committed to providing world-class healthcare while using the latest technology. We are the second-largest employer in the parish and have been delivering quality healthcare since 1954. St. Tammany Parish Hospital partnered with Ochsner Health System in 2014 and together we are focused on increasing local access to care, improving quality and reducing the cost of healthcare for area patients. Therapy Resource Staffing Team:
Seeking experienced Occupational Therapists to provide coverage on a PRN basis to Inpatient Rehab Services in a Weekend Therapy Pool. Must be available to work a minimum of two weekend days per every four week successive interval and work one holiday per year. The Weekend Therapy Pool rate = $46.00/hour.
Summary of the Job
Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy program in hospital, institution, or community setting to facilitate development and rehabilitation of mentally, physically, or emotionally handicapped: Plans program involving activities, such as manual arts and crafts; practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, and activities of daily living; and participation in sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities designed to help patients or handicapped persons develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to handicaps. Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select activity program consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities. Selects constructive activities suited to individual’s physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence, prepare individual for return to employment, assist in restoration of functions, and aid in adjustment to disability. Teaches individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individual’s progress. Designs and constructs special equipment for individual and suggests adaptation of individual’s work-living environment. May conduct training programs or participate in training medical and nursing students and other workers in occupational therapy techniques and objectives. May plan, direct, and coordinate occupational therapy program.
: Bachelor of Science or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from an AOTA accredited institution. Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Louisiana. Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. NBCOT Certification strongly preferred. Working knowledge of computer software to include, but not be limited to: word processing and spreadsheets.
Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required.
Physical Effort required: Constant (67% - 100%) – talking, hearing, and seeing
Frequently (34%-66%) – NONE
Occasionally (1%-33%) – lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, and handling/feeling
St. Tammany Parish Hospital is a full-service acute care facility committed to providing world-class healthcare while using the latest technology. We are the second-largest employer in the parish and have been delivering quality healthcare since 1954. St. Tammany Parish Hospital partnered with Ochsner Health System in 2014 and together we are focused on increasing local access to care, improving quality and reducing the cost of healthcare for area patients.
Location/Region: Covington, LA (US)
St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Website : http://www.stph.org
St. Tammany Parish Hospital delivers today’s life-improving procedures with the latest technology, highest quality and the utmost care to area residents. From wellness and prevention to diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery, the St. Tammany Parish Hospital system delivers the very latest technology, the most accomplished specialists and highly personalized, caring staff to ensure patients and their families receive world-class healthcare close to home. St. Tammany has higher quality ratings from The Joint Commission (qualitycheck.org) than other hospitals in our region. STPH consistently earns national and local recognition for quality, innovation and patient satisfaction from Press Ganey, Reuters Thomson, VHA Leadership Awards, Employer of Choice, Best Places to Work and Best of the Northshore rankings. Please tell any member of the staff, a supervisor or the Guest Services Department (898-4669) if there is anything we can do to make a patient's stay more comfortable. We want the opportunity to address it. St. Tammany Parish Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, whose standards deal with quality and safety of care and environment. Patients have the right to contact the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring for concerns about your care either by calling (800) 994-6610 or by visiting jointcommission.org/. You may also speak with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals by calling (225) 342-6429 or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at (877) 696-6775. St. Tammany Parish Hospital campuses are completely tobacco-free. As the largest healthcare provider in the parish, we eliminated tobacco as part of our mission to serve the community’s healthcare needs. We recognize adults’ right to use tobacco but we know its ill effects and institute this policy for the safety and health of our patients, families, employees, volunteers and physicians. Thank you for not smoking.