Occupational Therapist

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At Bethesda, more than 1,200 employees dedicate their careers to improving the lives of others.

As a team member at Bethesda, you'll enjoy great benefits such as: 403b, daily pay, bonuses, career advancement opportunities, and holiday pay.

Medical, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance available for regular status full and part time employees.


Summary

Delivers Occupational Therapy Services to patients to provide goal-directed activities for the improvement of function. Assists in coordinating programs designed to assist patient in achieving the highest level of function possible. Therapist will evaluate, plan & implement the Treatment program. Obtains relevant information from initial evaluation needed to establish goals leading to improved function. Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions and progresses patients to achieve goals. Provides caretaker education necessary for carryover of therapy intervention. Establishes discharge criteria for patients and anticipates discharge needs. Therapist will carry out administrative duties. Department/patient documentation completed within designated timeframe. Delegates to/supervises aides appropriately. Progresses students toward achievement of facility and curriculum objectives. Assists with orientation of new department staff, students, or hospital employees requiring mobility training. Possesses skills for communicating effectively with staff, patients and families. Communicates relevant patient information to other members of health care team to promote interdisciplinary team goals. Demonstrates an awareness of patient issues that need further medical attention and communicates with nurses and physician. Seeks supervision as needed. May be assigned other duties as appropriate.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor Master of Science degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy curriculum
  • Current state license
  • CPR certified or willing to obtain within six months of employment
  • One to two of years experience with geriatrics preferred
  • Qualified new graduates will be considered
  • Must have the ability to communicate well personally and professionally and possess responsibility, initiative and honesty
  • Demonstrates strong desire to work with the elderly and rehabilitation populations
  • Requires extensive mobility, transferring patients, moving equipment, lifting, reaching and moving around obstacles
  • Fine motor coordination and visual/perceptual skills needed for selecting and implementing treatment tasks

Category: Occupational Therapy