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Occupational Therapist (OT) Occupational Therapy Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthJoin our team today!Higher Pay Scales and Sign-On IncentivesFlexible Schedule to live the life you deserveRewarding Higher Differentials with working on the WeekendSUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:The Occupational Therapist is responsible for providing Occupational Therapy services to patients according to accepted standards of practice. The Occupational Therapist treats individual birth and over in age. The Occupational Therapist maintains daily patient progress notes and working as a team with other professionals, coordinates discharge planning. These duties are performed in a manner which demonstrates the philosophy/mission and values of Mercy Health.QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION:Graduate from an Occupational Therapy accredited curriculum with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy or college graduate plus 2 years academic course in Occupational Therapy; and a minimum clinical affiliation of 6 months.Licensed by the state of Ohio Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Athletic Trainer Board.EXPERIENCE:One year clinical experience preferred.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge and skill required to perform the job responsibilities for both technical and dimensional content.Has detailed level of knowledge of Occupational Therapy.Able to accurately diagnose and develop a plan of treatment for Occupational Therapy patients.Work with computer applications.Dexterity in producing splints.Dexterity needed in using Occupational Therapy equipment.Strength to assist in patient transfers. PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING: The degree to which judgment and analysis must be exercised in planning, investigating issues, and evaluating alternative solutions to the challenges posed by the job. Deals with the nature of the decisions, the variety of problems, and how decisions are made in context of the typical requirements of the job.Make decisions based on an analysis of facts and principles.Authority to make decisions or commitments directly related to the performance of Occupational Therapy SCOPE OF IMPACT/ACCOUNTABILITY: The potential impact of actions on results of Mercy Health and the job's accountability for achieving results.Accountable for use of resources within the Occupational Therapy Department.Medical Record documentation must be accurate.Responsible for patient billing of Occupational Therapy services. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: The nature and frequency of interpersonal human relations skills required by the job. The extent to which the job requires cooperation and tact in meeting or influencing others by phone, correspondence, or personal contact.Internal and external relations such as those required in giving or obtaining routine information. Requires use of common courtesy. Has contact with employees, physicians, patients, families, and other individuals inside and outside of the hospital.Coaches others by providing constructural criticism. PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES: Supports the achievement of the Mercy Health mission and living of its values.Models supportive behaviors. Supports collaboration, Performance Improvement processes, inter-disciplinary work teams, and partnership relationships with customers. Demonstrates self-governance. Responsible for own professional/personal growth and development. Communicates effectively with all departments & employees of the organization and other customers. Promotes stewardship of resources while maintaining or improvement quality of care. Exhibits ownership for the success of the organization. Effectively engages in two-way dialogue and problem solving. Works independently to meet operational objectives. Receives, investigates and appropriately reports and responds to problems/incidents that involve safety and compliance issues. Holds self, employees and co-workers accountable for keeping patient safety the first priority in performing the essential duties of their jobs. Performs initial evaluation and ongoing Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment planning. Documents appropriately and in a timely manner. Consults with referring physician/other team members as needed for continuation of care and discharge of patient. Provide professional instruction and supervision to other team personnel responsible for assisting with treatment especially the Occupational Therapy Assistant. Fabricate splints and adaptive devices in accordance with physician's prescription and patient needs. Schedules case load of assigned patients for daily treatment sessions. Provides site education for Occupational Therapy Interns. Attends meetings, seminars, and educational conferences pertinent to Occupational Therapy. Conducts inservices as needed.Upholds resources in a manner consistent with the organizational plan.Participates in Mercy Health recruitment and retention goals. Maintains department resources in a manner consistent with department budgets and departmental activity.3. Understands cost per unit of service.JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES - Other:Performs computer order/entry functions. Assists with transporting patients as needed.3. Participates in department and hospital committees or projects as appropriate.The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.Direct Care - Physical DemandsOccasional - 1 to 33% of workdayFrequent - 34 to 66% of workdayConstant - 67 - 100% of workdayNot at all - 0% of workdayOccasionalSitting, Unilateral Vertical Reach 36-72"-- -; Bed-cart transfer with 200# person and assist of one with sheet; Lift 0-50#, 6-36"-- - from floor; climbing stairs; operating machines (2hand(s)), operating machines 2foot/feet).FrequentStanding, walking 2.3 mph, 0 incline; unilateral horizontal reach 0-18"-- -; bilateral carry, 30', 27#; push/pull 100', 19ft lbs; hold 200# patient sidelying while doing procedure x 2 minutes; roll 200# patient away/toward self; transfer 105# person chair-chair 5x/hr with gait belt; move 200# person up in bed with assist of one and sheet; lift 0-30#, 6"-- --36"-- - from floor; lift 0-20# 36"-- --48"-- - from floor; lift 0-20# 6"-- --72"-- - from floor.ConstantBilateral fine motor manipulation; functional near, far, color vision aided or unaided; functional hearing aided or unaided; functional verbal communication skills; working overtime as assigned to meet operational/patient care demands.Not at AllClimbing ladders; working from heights; crawling; kneeling; runningCategory I job classification - MH employees who have jobs with tasks that routinely involve exposure or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues and/or used sharps.Job Hazard Risks:LiftingInfectious Disease ExposureHazard Materials Exposure (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)Workplace Violence PotentialMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DAn employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.Paid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:DaysDepartment:Occupational Therapy - St. ElizabethAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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