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Occupational Therapist, Inpatient (Acute Care)

Company: VHC Health
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

-Occupational Therapist, Inpatient (Acute Care) -Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist? Are you looking for a new opportunity? At VHC Health, our staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the profession. "Occupational therapy is defined as the therapeutic use of everyday life activities -(occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of enhancing or enabling participation in roles, habits, and routines in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings. Occupational therapy practitioners use their knowledge of the transactional relationship among the person, his or her engagement in valuable occupations, and the context to design occupation-based intervention plans that facilitate change or growth in client factors (body functions, body structures, values, beliefs, and spirituality) and skills (motor, process, and social interaction) needed for successful participation. Occupational therapy practitioners are concerned with the end result of participation and thus enable engagement through adaptations -and modifications to the environment or objects within the environment when needed. Occupational therapy services are provided for habitation, rehabilitation, and promotion of health and wellness for clients with disability- and non-disability- related needs. These services include acquisition and preservation of occupational identity for those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. (Adapted from AOTA, 2011; see Appendix A for additional definitions in a glossary)" -Reference: American Occupational Therapy Association -Occupational Therapy Practice Framework Domain and Process 3rd Edition - -Join our team and unlock your potential! -VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award--- for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in "Best Hospitals" in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.

  • Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy required -
  • Master's in Occupational Therapy preferred.
  • One year Occupational Therapy experience preferred
  • Licensed as an Occupational Therapist by the Virginia Department of Health Professions required
  • American Heart Association BLS Certification required
    • Uses current evidence, patient values, and personal experiences in making clinical decisions
    • Selects appropriate examination components based on the initial systems screen in order to define the patient's therapy needs
    • Writes clear and defensible documentation consistent with facility specific standards that articulates clinical decision making and skill of the therapist.
    • Works under valid orders and/or direct access guidelines, as applicableInpatient:
      • Actively participates in care coordination rounds providing information on patient status and helping to facilitate coordinated interdisciplinary care
      • Takes on additional roles: scheduler, charge therapist, lead therapist; preferred
      • Limits co-treating to allow patient to obtain more individualized sessions
      • Provides treatment with evaluation when appropriate
      • Assigns appropriate frequencies to meet patient needs with attention to hospital resources
      • Properly prioritizes caseload per department procedure when staffing is limited
      • Monitors patient status in cases of medical instability, transfer to another unit, or other changes in status. Communicates with the healthcare team to determine when patient can participate in therapy.
        Paid Major HolidaysGenerous Paid Time Off / VacationSick TimeHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceUndergraduate Student Loan RepaymentFlexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Health Savings Account (HSA)Health Fitness & Education Class DiscountsEmployee Wellness BenefitsHospital Discount for Employees and FamilyVHC Retirement ProgramTuition ReimbursementFree onsite parkingCommuter BenefitsCareer CoachingFamily Leave401(k) + Match

Keywords: VHC Health, Arlington , Occupational Therapist, Inpatient (Acute Care), Healthcare , Arlington, Virginia

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