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Occupational Therapist (OT)

Company: Valley Regional Medical Center
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Are you looking for a company that places integrity over their bottom line? Here at HCA, our everyday decisions are founded on compassion. Apply today and join a team that is dedicated to serving others in need.

We are seeking a Occupational Therapist for our center to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply now!

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - BROWNSVILLE, TX

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER proudly serves Brownsville and the surrounding communities. Valley Regional is committed to providing the best health care for the residents in the Rio Grande Valley.

VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER is a 214 Licensed Bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing over 25 specialties; Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality inpatient and outpatient programs and services, including:

* 24 Hour Level III Trauma Emergency Department

* Cardiology

* Open Heart Surgery

* Neurosurgery

* Endoscopy

* Imaging

* Women's Services

* Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

VALLEY REGIONAL is currently looking for an OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention, education, and recommendations to acute care and outpatients at Valley Regional Medical Center. The clinician will organize and implement occupational therapy programs to restore function and prevent disability following disease, surgery or injury. This position requires proficiency in acute care and outpatient services to patients with ages from infant to geriatric. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice, while providing the highest quality healthcare that is patient oriented, advanced in technology, cost effective and with care and compassion. The hospital mission and vision will be insured by the integration of Physical Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, Social Work, Case Management and Ancillary Services Departments in the hospital and community.

* Performs initial evaluations of patients, and develops and implements plan of care.

* Develops plan of care and reassesses goals frequently.

* Identifies and assesses the patient's need for special equipment.

* Maintains up to date documentation in accordance to standards of practice.

* Conducts tests and measurements of neuromuscular skeletal system.

* Communicates effectively with patients in a caring and empathetic manner regarding their diagnosis, plan of care and goals of treatment.

* Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers.

* Attends departmental and hospital meetings, rounding's (such as barrier rounding's), consultations or conferences as required to contribute to patient care.
* Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending inpatient,

* outpatient or home health follow-up programs.

* Advises and trains staff members and caregivers on implementing a treatment program in therapy delivery.

* Works within a team to improve the effectiveness of service delivery and positive outcome measures.

* Maintains up to date documentation in accordance to standards of practice.

* Punctual and complete attendance with hours of employment, work schedule, documentation, meetings, and conferences as it is an essential function of staff position.

* Maintains and provides documentation to Valley Regional Medical Center of current professional licensure and CPR certification, and meets annual competency standards.

* Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

* Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional associations.

* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

* Assists in development of clinical educational programs.
* Develops and participates in departmental, hospital and community in-services.

QUALIFICATIONS QUALIFICATIONS:

* Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy from and accredited program in Occupational Therapy.

* NBCOT and registered occupational therapist.

* Current Texas licensure.
* BCLS required.

We are a family 270,000 strong! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications immediately. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Valley Regional Medical Center, Brownsville , Occupational Therapist (OT), Healthcare , Brownsville, Texas

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