The Inpatient Occupational Therapist is responsible for the overall coordination of clinical functions of the inpatient setting. Primary job duties to provide direct patient care involving evaluation, treatment, assessment and education of adaptive equipment and devices, communication with hospital interdisciplinary team members, and family/ caregiver education as appropriate. The Occupational Therapist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide skilled occupational therapy in accordance with physician plan of care. Assist in improving patient’s functional level by applying appropriate tests and measures in the development and revision of plan of care.
Promotes and has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to physical, psychosocial and developmental needs for neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
Establish occupational therapy interventions based upon the evaluation and examination, physician orders, life roles, and patient goals for therapy.
Provides care relating to the needs of patients in multiple areas including but not limited to; Patient Care Unit, Patient Acute Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical/Medical Centers, and Obstetrics Department (if qualified to do so per specific MD order).
Educations and instructs patient, family or care givers in the phases of occupational therapy in which they may assist the client; instructs in the use of prosthetics, splint wear and care, orthotic devices and durable medical equipment, as appropriate to ensure safe and successful discharge. Will be responsible for developing skills to independently fabricate common static splits per MD order.
Treats patient to relieve pain, develop and restore function and maintain maximum individualized performance using occupational therapy treatments, modalities, and procedures as described in the occupational therapy plan of care.
Develops and maintains individualized patient progress records including change of status with accuracy, communicates change of condition to involved staff.
Submits appropriate documentation and billing by end of treatment day.
Participates in continuing education course, in-service presentations for clinical staff including non-therapist staff and reviews professional publications.
Complies with federal, state and local legal and certification requirements.
Role models the principles of a Just Culture.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Colorado Occupational Therapy license.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports.
Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center.
The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary location and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers.