Occupational Therapist- Behavioral Health Unit- Full Time
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
Full Time 32 Hours per week
Responsibilities: Obtains all appropriate information from patient, medical records and/or interview. Consults with physicians and other caregivers as needed.
Chooses and utilizes appropriate evaluation tests and tools while maintaining the safety of the patient.
Sets measurable goals inclusive of patient/family goals and expectations.
Monitors physiological and psychological responses of treatment and revises treatment plan and goals appropriately and in a timely manner.
Establishes appropriate treatment plan based on results of subjective and objective assessment and precautions.
At discharge, makes appropriate recommendations for equipment, HEP, self –care management, and continued services.
Provides education/instruction to patient/family and other health care providers.
Documentation is consistently timely, legible, and accurate.
Carries a patient load that reflects the established productivity standard of 65-70%.
Oversees COTA: treatments, documentation and billing.
Supervises students and provides observational experiences. Thoroughly completes student evaluation when applicable and submits that evaluation to center clinical coordinator within the established timeframe.
Recognizes own learning needs and assumes responsibility for professional growth through continued education.
Qualifications: Licensed as Occupational Therapist as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Previous experience as direct care provider in an inpatient setting. Current certification in Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform the following: prolonged standing and walking; lifting of supplies up to 40 pounds; pushing/pulling; grasping; reaching; squatting; kneeling; repetitive procedures; ability to perform or assist with transfer of a patient up to 150 pounds.
Important COVID message
Please note, Holy Family hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.