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Occupational Therapist (PRN)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview: Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital . Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country. AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff. This Position Offers: Highly competitive pay, being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep. Job Overview: This is a PRN position with no guarantee of hours and no benefits. Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering of occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and occupational agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The occupational therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Participates in all infection control, department equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. Primary Scope of Responsibilities: * Performs a detailed evaluation, including appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided and reassessments, as per policy. This includes pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population. * Evaluates various body systems using tests that include manual muscle testing (specific or functional), goniometry, reflex testing, and neurological development testing for each patient. * Displays proficiency in application of physical agents and mechanical modalities, electrotherapeutic modalities and assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective and prosthetic devices and equipment. * Observes and evaluates treatment effects and communicates appropriately and clearly to physician, recommending changes to plan of care if necessary. * Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self-care needs. Evaluates patient's response and documents effectiveness of patient learning in chart. Provides patient with HEP at discharge. * Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with patients and families using theories of human growth and development, family systems and cultural background. * Communicates and collaborates with staff and physicians in order to address patient care, resolve problems and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basis. * Participates in staff scheduling and staff ratios to provide optimum patient care and demonstrates willingness to be flexible when necessary to staff the needs of the department. * Applies individual and group problem-solving; shares knowledge with others freely; consults openly; and assists others. * Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed. * Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. * Adheres to all accepted patient safety standards and encourages active involvement of patient and family in their safety. * Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly and maintains department cleanliness and safety. * Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. * Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. * Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. * Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) * Actively participates in departmental performance improvement activities. Completes competency assessments related to personal performance as per department/hospital protocol. * Demonstrates role awareness, mastery of occupational therapy skills, and continuous learning within the profession. Attends continuing education courses, in-services, and Grand Rounds. * Assists in formulating protocols and demonstrates proactive involvement to address any quality improvement processes in department or house-wide. * Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision-making * Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities * Performs appropriate assessment on all patients and documents appropriately and timely on the medical chart ensuring that the patient's chart is accurate and complete. * Establishes short and long term functional and measurable goals and formulates an effective plan with the patient, family and healthcare team as a result of the evaluation. * Reevaluates and updates treatment plan according to departmental procedures. * Documents patient's progress toward goals and prepares reports regarding patient's progress. * Discharges patient in a timely fashion and ensures that patient's chart is complete and in proper order as per departmental protocol. * Accurately charges for treatments and supplies and produces an average of 3 workload units per productive hour worked. * Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed. * Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. * Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team * Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices. Minimum Qualifications & Requirements: * BS Degree in Occupational Therapy * 2 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist (highly preferred) * Current Colorado Occupational Therapy license required * Current BLS certification through American Heart Association required Benefits & Compensation: Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered. PRN pay range for new hires: $37.70 - $49.06/hr PRN Benefits: As an employee you will be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and also participate in a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts or computer software.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Occupational Therapist (PRN), Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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