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Occupational Therapist - PRN - Marshall

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Marshall
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Description
Summary: To plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy program in hospital, to facilitate development and rehabilitation of mentally, physically, or emotionally handicapped. Ability to perform the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of self or others. Ability to comply with all Good Shepherd policies and procedures that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. Ability to effectively communicate with patients and provide competent care as appropriate to the ages of patients served by this position.

Qualifications: Certification/Licensure Texas Licensure (OT)

Responsibilities:

Tests and measures patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity and respiratory/circulatory efficiency as needed. Records findings to develop or revise treatment program as appropriate.
Plans program involving activities, such as manual arts and crafts; practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, and activities of daily living; and participation in sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities designed to help patients or handicapped persons develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to handicaps based on patient's age and ability to comprehend.
Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select activity program consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
Selects constructive activities suited to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, age, ability to comprehend, and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence, prepare individual for return to employment, assist in restoration of functions, and aid in adjustment to disability.
Teaches individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individual's progress as appropriate.
Designs and constructs special equipment for individual and suggests adaptation of individual's work-living environment based on age and physical abilities.
Requisitions supplies and equipment. 8. Lays out materials for individual's use and cleans and repairs tools at end of sessions.
Assists with in-service education of department and/or hospital-wide personnel. 10. Assists in development and implementation of PI programs for Occupational Therapy department and hospital as a whole.
Applies knowledge of age related factors appropriately to patients. Age groups of patient served are Infant, Toddler, Pre-schooler, School Age, 30% 10% 10% Adolescent, Young Adult, Middle Adult, and Older Adult.

Please contact Nadia.Shinkewicz@christushealth.org for any questions you may have about the position or application process!

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Longview , Occupational Therapist - PRN - Marshall, Healthcare , Marshall, Texas

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