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Occupational Threrapist OC

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Occupational Threrapist OC
JobID: 7066
About UMC
UMC is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care. UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech University which helps assist UMC’s mission and supports Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!

UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

General Job / Performance Information
  • Education and Experience:
    • Graduate of an accredited Bachelors or Masters Level Program for Occupational Therapy.
    • One year clinical experience preferred, entry level accepted.
  • Environmental / Working Conditions:
    • Works inside and under normal temperate conditions with adequate light, in a well ventilated, clean area. Some areas are limited in space, and some patient rooms/specific units such as the Burn Unit may be warm. Usually works around others, may expect some moderate noise. Frequently works with biologic or infectious agents, and may be exposed to communicable diseases. May come in contact with irritating chemicals or sprays. May be exposed to muscular strain in supporting, lifting and assisting patients.
  • Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships:
    • The therapist must display a professional attitude at all tines, be thoughtful of others, neat and well groomed. The therapist will need to carry out close working relationships with many people including but not limited to the Director and Assistant Director, Supervisor, other Occupational Therapists, COTAs, PTs, PTAs, support personnel, Speech, Audiologists, Physicians, Nursing staff, Social Services, Respiratory Therapy, Radiology, Food and Nutrition, and most importantly patients and their family members or caregivers. The therapist should have the flexibility to schedule around the afore mentioned services if needed, and have the ability to organize time in order to treat the maximum number of patients in the allotted working day. The therapist should also offer help to co-workers in the event of conflicts/cancellations in their patient load.
  • Job Description:
    • The Staff OT I has the responsibility to evaluate and treat, establish a plan of care, and assess need for Occupational Therapy services. Cross training may be necessary in other settings where OT services are provided. The therapist is expected to maintain the highest level of quality patient care at all times. The therapist will assist in the orientation, supervision and training of OT Is, COTAs and support personnel, as well as students and volunteers. The therapist will be expected to be involved in clinical education of OT/COTA students after two years of experience at UMC. The therapist will be expected to complete daily documentation and charges, and schedule patients daily. The therapist may be assigned to other specialty areas, and it will be expected the therapist is competent in all areas provided by this department. The therapist will assist in the development and initiation of new programs. The therapist will adhere to policies, procedures and standards of practice as defined by and/or stated by the 1) Texas Occupational Therapy Association, 2) American Occupational Therapy Association, 3) Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization Manual, 4) UMC Standard Policy and Procedure Manual, PM&R Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations:
    • Must hold or be eligible for Texas State Licensure
  • Physical Capabilities:
    • The therapist should have good physical stamina, be able to be on feet most of the day, and be fairly strong and energetic. Work frequently requires much walking, standing, carrying, talking, hearing and listening. Lifting more than 50 pounds is occasionally required to reposition patients. Hours may be long and irregular, and may include weekends.
  • Skills and Abilities:
    • Must be able to apply the theory of Occupational Therapy under the bylaws of the Texas State Practice Act and the AOTA Code of Ethics.
    • Should speak intelligently and in a professional manner before others, demonstrate good public relations, demonstrate assertiveness, flexibility and tact.
    • Perform technical procedures
    • Have ability and competence to operate necessary equipment.
    • Must be able to instill confidence in patients, physicians, and personnel.
    • Determine proper procedures and methods of treatment and evaluate results.
    • Make decisions independently.
    • Adapt to emergency conditions.
    • Be alert to changes in the patient’s condition.
    • Demonstrate economic use of time.
    • Know techniques of assisting and handling patients.
    • Must possess a high degree of accuracy in carrying out prescriptions, receiving and translating information, charting and reporting.
    • Demonstrate supervisory and management skills and have ability to delegate tasks as needed.
    • Understand Departmental/Facility policies, procedures and regulations.
    • Be aware of inter/intradepartmental communication.
    • Must have coordination of sight and body movements in various applications of procedures.

Job Type: On Call/PRN
Category: Allied Health
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