Occupational Therapists are dynamic, fun, patient focused professionals who use their knowledge, skills and energy to carry out the sacred task of helping others to improve their ability to function – thereby bettering lives.
• As you go about fulfilling this mission, your work habits and work relationships should embody SJRMC's values. These values are our culture, our identity as an organization: Sacred Trust, Personal Reverence, Thoughtful Anticipation, Team Accountability, and Creative Vitality ask more of us than merely completing some list of tasks. Our values ask for a deeper level of commitment, and what is asked of us we freely give because we believe in our mission.
• Current NM O.T. License • Sufficient previous experience to perform duties • Must meet all physical demands - please refer to “Physical Demands” below
• BLS, CPR
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Interpretation of referrals & orders to check for appropriateness, indications and contraindications • Initial evaluations / re-evaluations/ daily treatments are performed & documented in timely manner, may include but are not limited to: o Medical diagnosis, medical history, objective physical/cognitive findings, measurable / functional / behavioral based patient goals, treatment plan, discharge plan, education and communication as indicated • Determination of which tasks require the expertise and decision-making capacity of the Audiologist and must be personally rendered by the Audiologist and which tasks may be delegated • Delegation and instruction of the services to be rendered by the supportive personnel, including but not limited to specific treatment program with patient goals / plan, precautions, special problems or contraindicated procedures • Education and instruction as indicated, including, but not limited to: patient, family, other staff, follow up facilities • Transportation of patients as needed • Maintain, gather, clean ,set up all equipment per facility policies • Daily record Keeping, including (but not limited to) assessments, evaluations, treatments, testing and charges, all communication/education provided (per facility / department policy)
• Performing Rehab Department and Facility tasks as requested by manager (i.e., CMS, Quality Data, IRF-PAI, Pre-Admission)
• Other duties as assigned
• Each employee is responsible for implementing SJRMC’s Service Standards into their daily work:
Safety, Courtesy, Effectiveness, and Stewardship
Physical Demands and Environmental Work Conditions:
• ALL Rehab Department jobs may place heavy physical demands on the employee. The amount of time that the employee is exposed to these demands will fluctuate, as there are uncontrollable variables inherent in healthcare: patient’s height and weight, patient’s level of cooperation and strength, specific clinical needs, etc.
Physical Activities: • All Rehab Department jobs may require lifting / pushing / pulling varying weights, may exceed two hundred (200) pounds • Activities may include intermittent or prolonged: standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, using the hands to finger and feel, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching with arms, and smelling • Repetitive motions may also be required, such as: wrist / hand movements, grasping, and finger dexterity (as in typing, writing, faxing, filing papers, etc.)
Work Environment: • The job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions: wet, humid conditions (not the weather), working near moving or mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, risk of vibration • The noise level will vary from very quiet to very loud
Sensory Requirements: • The employee will need to be able to hear: o alarms on equipment / fire alarms / overhead announcements o patients / families verbal discussions o instructions / feedback from other healthcare providers • The employee will need to be able to: o See and focus on close-up and distant objects o Distinguish colors o Have intact: peripheral vision and depth perception