SHIFT: Weekends Only
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 316 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area’s only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes all of the capabilities and programmatic elements of a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.
The Occupational Therapist shall perform highly skilled evaluations of assigned patients; plan, provide and evaluate therapy for assigned patients; complete all necessary oral and written documentation, and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
- Administers occupational therapy according to ethical standards of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Texas State licensure rules, SAH hospital policies and procedures, and other applicable regulatory requirements.
- Documents diagnosis of patients and takes all precautions for observing indications and contraindications.
- Maintains accurate records of treatment in accordance with departmental policies.
- Administers re-evaluations and assessments ordered and documents thoroughly and promptly.
- Evaluates patient for self-care, strength, range of motion, balance, mobility and coordination.
- Exhibits knowledge and skill for treatment of general medical pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skill in treatment of medical patients including orthopedics, hand and upper extremity, and neurological rehabilitation.
- Communicates with attending physicians for clarification or elaboration of prescribed orders.
- Observes and evaluates treatment effect by updating goals, recommending changes to physician, discussing patient's condition and treatment course with physician, and participating in patient discharge planning and follow-up care.
- Assesses patient's psychological needs and provides appropriate intervention and follow-up.
- Assesses the patient's cognitive function and provides appropriate treatment strategies.
- Utilizes the computerized Meditech system for Magic Office and documentation.
- Participates in Hospital-wide process improvement activities.
- Maintains current O.T. license and CPR certification.
- Directs the activities of Occupational Therapy Assistants and therapy techs according to departmental policy and procedures and licensure guidelines.
- Always employs universal precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.
- Responds to Hospital codes and performs duties accordingly.
- Demonstrate understanding of HCA's and "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
Required: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Licensed Occupational Therapist by the State Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.
BLS certification through American Heart Association.
One year experience as Occupational Therapist
This is a part-time position that will receive part-time benefits with the full-time premium rates. This position will require a minimum of 24 hours per week with 16 hours total on Saturday and Sunday.