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Occupational Therapist (PRN)

Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick, Georgia
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Clinical Support

Southeast Georgia Health System has an opportunity for a Occupational Therapist to join our Rehabilitation Services team!

Summary: Organizes and conducts medically prescribed therapy programs to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of body part; helps patient reach his/her maximum performance and assume a place in society while learning to live within the limits of his /her capabilities. All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote a culture of safety, follow established policies, and adhere to all state and federal regulatory requirements, Joint Commission requirements, and national patient safety standards.

* Practices Occupational Therapy consistent with the American Occupational Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
* Respects and understands the patient's right to treatment and right to involvement in treatment decisions.
* Evaluates, tests, and administers therapy programs for each patient to improve function with activities of daily living, mobility, health and wellness and reduce pain and discomfort involving physical means, such as exercise, massage, heat, ice, water and electricity, as prescribed by the physician. Attends to specific patient variables such as motivation, stamina, etc., in planning treatment programs.
* Develops rehabilitation goals and objectives that are measurable, described in functional or behavioral terms, and include estimated or relevant time frames for achievement, considering the anticipated discharge. Completes all appropriate documentation to maximize financial remuneration.
* Serves as educator and/or resource for patients, families, care givers and other direct patient care providers to assess, instruct, correct, and/or provide information about practice skills and techniques appropriate for all age groups.
* Confers with the person(s) most closely associated with the active management of the patient and keeps them informed of any additional patient needs, treatment notifications and/or progress.
* Participates in the improvement of patient satisfaction, job specific processes or procedures. Organizes personal time requirements and demonstrates ability to establish priorities for maximum efficiency.
* Actively participates in compliance with The Joint Commission standards, both departmentally and organization wide.

The ideal Occupational Therapy candidate should posses the following minimal qualifications:

* Bachelors of Science or Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy.
* Current Georgia licensure to practice as a Licensed Occupational Therapist.
* None. Previous experience in an acute care setting, skilled nursing or outpatient is preferred.
* Excellent interpersonal, oral, & written skills, and the ability to work with diverse groups.

Service Excellence: All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote service excellence by developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, other team members, and the medical staff and will ensure the highest quality of care by performing their responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin. EOE/AA: M/F/D/V

Job Type: .10
Hours: Days
Location: Brunswick, GA - Georgia

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