Northern Light Health Occupational Therapist I in Bangor, Maine
Northern Light Acadia Hospital
Department: Occupational Therapy
Position is located: Acadia
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Summary:Occupational Therapist, Registered and Licensed in the State of Maine to provide comprehensive occupational therapy for psychiatric, chemical dependency, inpatients, outpatients, children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics including assessment, one-on-one treatment, and group treatment. These interventions are designed to measure and improve skills in the following areas: Activities of Daily Living (ADL), cognitive functioning, work and school performance, leisure and recreation skills, community re-entry, Independent Living Skills, sensory integration, and psychosocial skills. Help maintain an age-appropriate therapeutic environment. Perform any duties/responsibilities assigned by Manager or Supervisor for which qualified.
Responsibilities:• Administers all mandatory parts of the evaluation (as tolerated by client).• Is competent in administering all parts of the evaluation – this will be measured by supervisor via two observations throughout the year and ongoing review of evaluation write-ups.• Modifies evaluation administration techniques as evaluation battery is modified over time.• Documents reason for not administering parts of the evaluation in the dictated report.• Understands rationale for using tests in evaluation batter; be able to articulate rationale to treatment team, client, and public.• Completes a comprehensive report that addresses areas of strengths, deficits, functional performance, client goals, necessary accommodation, and safety.• Documents reason for delay of administration of evaluation in progress note; determine a follow-up date for re-administration.• Attends treatment team meeting following administration of evaluation to discuss results.• Attends other unit/program-based meetings in which clinical data is discussed.• Contacts clinician/RN/MD weekly to provide ongoing consultation.• Ensures appropriate release of information forms have been signed prior to releasing functional performance data.• Teaches caregivers specific skills or review recommendations whenever necessary.• Provides specific information verbally or in writing to facilitate client treatment.• Notifies HeIS of all requests for information from the medical record.• Documents evaluation according to policy and the template.• Documents SOAP/SOIEAP notes and other progress notes according to policy.• Completes all billing forms in full according to policy.• Reports results of safety audits and other audits to the appropriate individual.• Follows department, Nursing, Human Resources, and IDD policies and procedures.• Completes duties and manages issues and concerns as directed by your supervisor; policies and procedures; safety officer; department head; and administration• Demonstrates professional behavior toward client, the family, the public, coworkers, supervisor, and student interns.• Develop and maintain the ability to work collaboratively with others in an interdisciplinary work environment.• Functions in the role of Occupational Therapy consultant in order to educate other healthcare providers about client’s functional performance; about occupational therapy; and about occupational performance in general.• Uses clinical and administrative supervision to address issues and concerns.• Productivity Standard of 75% of working time is produced as billable.
Competencies and skills:Essential:* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan. * Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.* Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one's behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.* Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization's benefit. * Develops Self and Others:Takes responsibility for engaging in professional self-development activities and programs. Strives to gain insight into their own values, strengths and weaknesses, interests and ambitions and takes action in order to enhance competencies and skills when possible. As a leader, encourages and guides employees towards growth opportunities to enhance performance and help them reach goals. Reviews and analyzes employees' strengths and weaknesses to distinguish their talents and development needs, and to ensure they are enhanced appropriately. * Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved. * Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.* Promotes Health and Safety: Promotes a healthy and safe environment for patients, employees and visitors. Advocates and models healthy physical and mental health behaviors even in challenging circumstances. Sets high quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance by reporting and encouraging others to report near misses and safety issues. * Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of patient care quality and service as organizational priority. Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates, collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.* Resolves Conflict: Promptly acts to find alternatives/solutions when team members disagree. Addresses issues in a direct, honest, and appropriate manner. Handles conflicting interests diplomatically and helps to solve them. Transforms difficult situations into teachable moments using respect and accountability .
Credentials:Essential:* Occupational Therapist
Education:Essential:* Bachelor's Degree
Working conditions:Essential:* Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.* Potential exposure to diseases or infections.* Need to drive to perform responsible duties.* Potential exposure to hazardous materials.* Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable.* Potential exposure to noxious odors.* Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.* Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.* Continuous sitting.* Alternate shift schedules (day, evening, nights, weekends).* Continuous standing.* Continuous walking.* Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.
Northern Light Acadia Hospital is an acute care, regional psychiatric hospital in Bangor, Maine that is a leader in the provision of tele-psychiatry services, including consultations to regional emergency departments and primary care practices. Northern Light Acadia Hospital offers innovative programming in the form of a behavioral home health, integrated behavioral healthcare in primary care practices, and a geriatric mood and memory clinic, which is involved in multiple clinical trials for promising Alzheimer's medications. The hospital is the sole corporate member of Northern Light Acadia Healthcare that provides a substance use disorder treatment program, case management services, and other outpatient mental health services in Penobscot, Waldo, and Knox counties. Northern Light Acadia Healthcare is the sole member of Restorative Health, LLC that operates an outpatient mental health clinic in Bangor. Northern Light Acadia Hospital is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewide health delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Health offers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.
Bangor, Maine is a vibrant small city with easy access to Maine's spectacular coast, mountains, and lakes. Schools rank among New England's best with the flagship campus of the University of Maine located in the neighboring town of Orono. Bangor serves as the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce. Bangor International Airport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations.