Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-AZ-SCOTTSDALE
    Requisition ID
    2019-20515
    Shift
    01 - Days
    Department
    Therapy Srvcs IP Adult
    Facility
    Shea Medical Center
    Position Type
    PRN (On-call)
    Physical Work Location and New Employee Orientation Location : Address
    9003 E. Shea Blvd
    Work Hours
    TBD
  • Overview

    HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services.

    HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system's vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.

    Qualifications

    Education
    Associate's Degree from an accredited school for Occupational Therapy Assistants, prior to starting employment Required

    Experience
    Network pool: Six (6) months of recent experience Required

    Licenses and Certifications
    Rehab\OTA - Occup Ther Asst Current certificate issued by the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy that is in good standing, prior to starting employment Required
    Basic Life Support (BLS) Required

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary
    The Occupational Therapist Assistant is responsible for the administration, documentation, and billing of evidence-based occupational therapy treatments under the direction of a licensed Occupational Therapist. They use specialized skills to promote goals of prevention of dysfunction, restoration of function and/or reversal of the progression of pathology in order to enhance quality of movement and daily living skills for individuals with physical disabilities and/or functional limitations. They follow an occupational therapist's plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family to assist in returning them to their prior level of function. They act in accordance with state and national organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established department policies and procedures. They embody strong customer service skills and communicate in a concise, tactful manner with supervising occupational therapists, physicians, co-workers, caregivers, family members, patients, and other healthcare providers.
    • Provides personalized skilled occupational therapy treatments under the supervision of an occupational therapist, using a variety of evidence-based techniques, frame of references, and modalities. Modifies an intervention in accordance with changes in patient/client status within the scope of the established plan of care. Provides verbal and written instructions to patients, caregivers, and family members as needed. Maintains a current knowledge of occupational therapy techniques, through continuing education courses, professional journals, etc., as well as DNV and Medicare requirements.
    • Confers with the occupational therapist to clarify treatment plan and discuss patient status when indicated. Communicates essential information regarding patients to the supervising occupational therapist, which may include proposed changes to the treatment plan, daily patient progress, changes in the patient’s medical status, the need for reassessment, and the need to discontinue skilled services.
    • Maintains accurate and current documentation in the patient’s medical record as required by the profession and the department, including daily treatment notes, progress within the individualized treatment plans, discharge notes, and daily patient charges. Completes billing and billing sheets according to department billing procedures and within established time frames. Assumes responsibility for role in achieving/maintaining financial stewardship by utilizing all resources effectively and efficiently.
    • Communicates verbally and in writing, in a concise and professional manner with physicians, co-workers, caregivers, patients, family members, and other healthcare providers. Addresses concerns to achieve optimal treatment outcomes as demonstrated through feedback and documentation. Provides timely, proactive feedback to case managers and other key personnel regarding discharge and equipment needs as appropriate. Participates in Interdisciplinary rounds as indicated. Utilizes effective communication and interpersonal skills to enhance and encourage collaborative staff relationships. Acts as a resource for therapy-related issues to therapy assistive personnel and staff from other departments.
    • Assists in the identification of department needs and process improvements. Contributes to the recruitment and retention of talented staff through positive role-modeling and fostering peer relationships. Participates in departmental and interdepartmental staff meetings, in-services, utilization review programs, committees and mentor programs as indicated.
    • Under the direction of the supervising occupational therapist, works with occupational therapist assistant students according to State regulatory and departmental guidelines.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



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