Tenet Healthcare Occupational Therapist III Certified Hand Specialist FT Days in Tucson, Arizona
Occupational Therapist III Certified Hand Specialist FT Days - 2105027325
Helping people feel better isn’t just about the treatment we give – the relationships we create and the compassion we share are just as important. Carondelet hospitals make a difference in the lives of our communities and the lives of those we work alongside every day. We know it takes a special person to work in healthcare, and we are committed to providing our people with an enriching and rewarding environment.
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Occupational Therapist III Full Time Days Position Summary-Certified Hand Specialist
CHS is required for this outpatient OT position.
Provides Occupational Therapy services to patients and clients including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation, and communication. The Occupational Therapist III has mastered technical and organizational OT skills and has developed a comprehensive knowledge base. The OT-III is self-directed, flexible, and innovative in providing patient care. Operates from a deep understanding of total situations to resolve complex issues and works collaboratively with other healthcare providers to support the patient and family in achieving goals. The OT-III actively, and positively, influences the team and fosters critical and creative thinking in others, and may form mentoring relationships. Expert therapists serve as change agents by utilizing evidence-based practice and therapies-related research. Serve as a “champion” or lead for a specific project or service area.
Perform a skilled evaluation through impairment testing with interpretation of the findings that relate to functional deficits. Problem identification is the therapist’s clinical judgment about the client’s response to actual or potential health conditions or needs. Develop treatment plans relevant to clinical findings that provide individualized treatment for patient level-of-care and length-of-stay and that relate to established goals. Provide input to department Supervisor/Manager/Director in reviewing / assessing ongoing treatment plans and progress. Document evaluations, treatment plans, and goals that relate to clinical findings. Reassess patient’s functional need, and adjust care plan as indicated, including documentation of status change
Provide assessments and treatment such as relates to: Upper Extremity Management: Sensation, Strength/Tone, Range of Motion, Coordination, Edema Control, Desensitization, Psychological Components, Activities of Daily Living, Cognition, Visual Perception, Vocational/Avocational, Patient/Family Education, Functional Mobility, and Body Systems (i.e. musculoskeletal, nervous, integumentary, and cardiovascular
Provide therapy modalities such as: Iontophoresis, ultrasound, fluidotherapy, contrast bath, paraffin, ice massage, hot/cold packs, electrical stimulation, and compression. Demonstrate and instruct patient/caregiver on body mechanics. Maintain skills required to use and care for equipment such as pulse oximeter, blood pressure cuff /pulse, exercise equipment, adaptive equipment and Wheelchairs. Identify contraindications for patient. Follow precautions for WB, Cardiac, Contact, spinal precautions, and precautions with total joint replacements. Demonstrate knowledge of inpatient lab values, diagnostic tests, medications, FIM scale / PAI scoring and the impact on patient. Counsel patient and family regarding treatments and modalities and home programs.
Demonstrate advanced skills in areas such as: NDT, sensory integration. Serve as a preceptor/mentor for students and staff, as appropriate. Actively participate in interdisciplinary team processes, including collaboration with physicians, vendors, other disciplines; inclusive of discharge planning. Act as a resource to promote occupational therapy within Carondelet. Guide the practice of support staff to achieve the patient’s functional goals. Direct the practice of support staff to achieve the patient’s functional goals. Participate in performance improvement teams/activities and quality improvement measures within the department. Serve as a champion or lead for a specific project or service area.
THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST III FULL TIME DAYS CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION, LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE.
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
Preferred: Master’s Degree
Required: Valid, current license; AZ State Board of OT Examiners
Required: CPR-BLS. Certtified Hand Specialist
Required: 3 years experience as a licensed Occupational Therapist working in the field of Occupational Therapy
Required: Verbal and written communication skills. Clinical skills that reflect variable experience
Preferred: Neonatal and Pediatric competencies
Required: Advanced knowledge of OT theory and practice
Required: Basic computer skills
Preferred: Microsoft Office
Required: Must be able to work flexible hours, holidays and/or weekends. Must be able to transport self to various work sites. When using own vehicle must have valid Arizona drivers’ license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standard for the state of Arizona.
Preferred: Bilingual English / Spanish
Job : Therapy and Rehabilitation
Primary Location : AZ-Tucson
Hospital/Facility : Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: : Full-time
Shift Type: : Days
Req ID: 2105027325