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Occupational Therapist - Intermittent - Physical Therapy

Company: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction assesses, treats and evaluates patients who require occupational therapy services in collaboration with physicians, other healthcare providers, and patient/family. Increases a patient's quality of life through participation in ADL and IADL through therapeutic activities, exercise, ADL training, neuromuscular re-education, manual therapy, cognitive training, orthotic fabrication, sensory integration and additional customized treatment programs. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES Provides evaluation, assessment, and treatment of occupational therapy patients in an accurate and timely manner. Documents evaluation outcomes, findings and treatments. Maintains statistical information of referrals and treatments. Orders, evaluates and provides durable medical equipment/devices based on needs of patient. Contributes to patient discharge planning with multidisciplinary team. Participates in care conferences, rounds and various committees. Educates staff on occupational therapy issues. Represents the organization at community and professional events. Supervises, trains and delegates activities of support staff, interns and volunteers. Develops staff skills and training plans. Provides patient, family and community education. Acts as clinical instructor for student occupational therapists; provides educational opportunities for volunteers to observe; and promotes the field of occupational therapy. Collaborates with other hospital departments and outside community resources to increase patient success in day-to-day functioning. Adheres to the regulatory and practice standards of occupational therapy. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Skills KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS Knowledge of the regulations and practice standards of occupational therapy. Knowledge of direct patient care for occupational therapy patients. Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in daily activities. Skill in assessing, treating and evaluating occupational therapy patients. Skill in using applicable equipment and instruments. Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. Skill in critical thinking in the performance of occupational therapy. Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others. Required Experience MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION A Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college program. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION Non-supervisory None. MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION Must possess a current State of Alaska Occupational Therapy License OR a current Occupational Therapy License in another state and must obtain an Alaska Occupational Therapy License within 6 months of hire. Must possess current Basic Life Support certification. PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION N/A PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION N/A PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION N/A ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas. WORKING CONDITIONS The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: Must be able to lift approximately 20 pounds. ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex may be present. May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule. May be called out to work off-shift in emergency situations. May be exposed to hazardous materials, sharp objects and infectious diseases.

Keywords: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage , Occupational Therapist - Intermittent - Physical Therapy, Healthcare , Anchorage, Alaska

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