The Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for performing age and diagnosis specific assessment and treatment relevant to the patient's/resident's/client's individual needs. This assessment may include cognitive, sensory, neuromuscular, perceptual motor skills, psychosocial skills, functional daily living and work related skills, and home/work/community environments. Based on the assessment, the OT then develops a plan of care, initiates, performs and manages treatments as indicated, assesses response to treatment and assists in discharge planning. The OT provides education related to the treatment program, disease process and prevention of further injuries to the patient/resident/client and other members of the health care team. The OT delegates, as appropriate aspects of care to the COTA or Rehabilitation aide based on their job description.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for directing staff, including Occupational Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Aides, Occupational Therapy certification applicants and Occupational Therapy students.
Evaluates patients and recommends appropriate treatment plan, based on Occupational Therpay standards of care.
Assess patient pain and make appropriate referrals for intervention.
Develop and implement an education plan for both the patient and family as appropriate.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs.
Manages and operates equipment safely.
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Meets current documentation standards and policies.
Participates in staff education
Coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Current registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Graduate from an approved school of Occupational Therapy.
Current BCLS certification.
Curent License from the State of Montana.
Temporary licensure as governed by the State Practice Act.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees. Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.
Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”
Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ a...nd ‘confidence'. Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to our commitment: good care one can put faith in.
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