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Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapy

at Huntsville Memorial Hospital

Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 102186

Job Description

Occupational Therapy

Full Time

Varied Shifts

S-S 8-5

Job Details:
  • AHA - BLS
  • PT - Licensed Physical Therapist

    Organizes and conducts occupational therapy programs in the hospital to facilitate rehabilitation of the mentally or physically handicapped. Directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of these skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology, and to promote and maintain health.


    1. Graduate of a program in Occupational Therapy.
    2. Texas License required.
    3. Current AHA BLS required.
    4. C. Communication Skills:

      1. Able to read, write and speak English.
      2. Spanish preferred


      1. Evaluate assigned patients, gathering data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, physical assessment, observation, and team members.
      2. Develop treatment plans for assigned patients, including specific goals and treatment modalities. Reevaluate and modify plan at periodic intervals and as necessary. Treat assigned patients and guide individual patients in selection of appropriate activities. Lead specialized activities.
      3. Prepare written documentation as required by the profession and the department, such as evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, progress reports, and other such reports.
      4. Communicate observations, facts and comments with interdisciplinary team members, individually, and through team meeting presentations.
      5. Recommend and develop new services and programs.
      6. Provide guidance to less experienced staff members, supervise Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Technicians.
      7. Maintain department policies, procedures, objectives, and quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control.
      8. Assist with requisitions, care, and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
      9. Attend meetings as required and participate on committee as directed.
      10. Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, workshops, etc.
      11. Supervises students as assigned.
      12. All individuals responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients are competent in the following, as appropriate to the ages of the patients served:
        1. Ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the patient's needs;
        2. Knowledge of growth and development; and
        3. Understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients.
      13. Abides by the HMH Legal Compliance Code of Conduct.
      14. Maintains a safe work environment and reports safety concerns appropriately.
      15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

      This work is moderate with walking, standing, and sitting. Must have independent mobility and sitting/standing balance. Pushing and pulling of up to 25 pounds, lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying up to 25 pounds, and limited squatting/stooping. Bending required- touching floor from seated or standing position. Manual dexterity with simple and firm grasping and fine manipulation required. Smelling may be needed for wound care. Must be able to hear and demonstrate far and near visual acuity, and depth perception and able to discriminate colors. Works inside and interacts with public and co-workers. Shifts vary to include weekend/vacation coverage and floating inpatient/outpatient.

      Work includes:

      1. Repetitive movements.
      2. Equipment needed to perform job.
      3. Protective equipment which must be worn.
      4. Possible hazards: moving parts, electricity, heights, radiant energy, explosives, chemicals, etc.