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Deltek Talent Management - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - PRN - (27535)

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Facility Name
Texas NeuroRehab
AUSTIN, TX 78745 US (Primary)
Career Area
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Job Description

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Texas NeuroRehab Center (TNC) provides complex medical and brain injury rehab, chemical dependency treatment for adults and neuropsychiatric treatment for youth. The capabilities of the facility as a whole allow for integrated and specialized care for children, adolescents and adults facing difficult challenges. 

Texas NeuroRehab is currently accepting applications for an Occupational Therapist - PRN.  The responsibility of an Occupational Therapist is to provide Occupational Therapy services to patients in an efficient and professional manner. To therapeutically facilitate purposeful occupational role performances of patients in order to improve both physical and mental functioning abilities. To provide supervision to Occupational Therapy Assistant Students (as needed).

Therapy will be completed in accordance with the patient's developmental, psychological, and physical level of function. Therapists will exemplify ethical conduct as described in the facility mission statement and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners Code of Ethics.

The candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide individual and group therapy to patients and family education when indicated.

  • Provide OT evaluations of patients.

  • Document all clinical services provided.

  • Provide consultation on OT related problems, specific treatment techniques, and other programming issues.

  • Promote an understanding of OT principles and team involvement in patient care.

  • Participate in departmental meetings.

  • Maintains professional demeanor in dress, attitude, support of unit milieu, and hospital mission and philosophy.

  • Participates in performance improvement.

  • Compliant with all mandatory training.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

SKILLS KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Requires a thorough knowledge of human development, human anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, and the effect of treatment procedures on body functions, structure, and occupation. For employment on the medical units, knowledge of neurodevelopment treatment and motor control and understanding of neurological dysfunction and its effect on motor performance. Knowledge of traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accidents, neuropsychological and physical disability evaluations and how to conduct appropriate Occupational Therapy intervention. For employment on the neuropsychiatric units, knowledge of sensory processing and sensory motor disorders, its impact on developmental and psychosocial skills, and appropriate treatment interventions. Basic understanding of psychosocial skills and their impact on motivation, behavior control, interpersonal skills, and occupational performance. Basic understanding and comfort working with neuropsychiatric disorders such as PDD/Autism, Mental Retardation, ADHD, ODD, and Bipolar Disorder.

EDUCATION: Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Current Driver’s License or State issued Id. Current license from the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiner required (LOT). Current certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy preferred (OTR).

EXPERIENCE: One-year experience in a neurorehabilitation setting.

PHYSICAL/GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to sustain activity eight hours a day. Able to remain on feet eight hours per day. Able to confront a dangerous and aggressive patient. Able to verbally communicate to de-escalate a crisis situation, explain treatment to the patient to allow active participation, and to protect self and others from aggressive patients or other incidents. Able to restrain patients by individual or team restraint per facility policy. Able to frequently lift, carry, and lower 50 pounds without assistance. Able to kneel, stoop, bend, and pull various weights or items (up to 50 pounds).Able to push patients in wheelchairs up and down hills, pursue running patients, and traverse hospital grounds. Able to transfer patients to and from wheelchairs. Able to visually observe so as to convey patient behavior verbally or in writing. Able to write legibly and grammatically so as to convey patient behavior and information in the patient’s medical record. Able to read medical records and other reports. Able to use hands repetitively. Ability to use hands to grasp, type, and write (fine motor skills). Regular and expected attendance. Hearing and vision sufficient to perform essential job functions.

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