Reports to Therapy Department Leadership. Evaluates patients, plans treatment programs and performs occupational therapy procedures to restore function, prevent disability, reduce pain and maximize potential and quality of life following disease, injury or surgery. Participates in departmental programs and activities and serves as a role model of quality clinical practice. Serves as a resource to staff, rehabilitation teams, and Interns.
MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS
MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.
Education and Experience
The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of Bachelor, Master's or Doctorate Degree in Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapist licensure in the State of Indiana. No previous experience is required. Previous acute medical care is beneficial.
Knowledge & Skills
Requires familiarity with use of modalities and equipment needed to complete standard treatments offered.
Requires tact and discretion when working with patients, families, and physicians.
Must maintain current BLS certification.
At risk for occupational exposure to infectious diseases.
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.
Sufficient balance and strength necessary in standing to ensure patient safety.
Requires the physical ability to perform activities such as manual muscle testing, PROM, manual techniques, etc.