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Occupational Therapist / OT

Company: UT Health East Texas
Location: Tyler
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewAdvancing Healthcare -Together - -The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas Why UT Health - East Texas? - Our People. - -Our people truly are our greatest strength. - They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. - We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other. - Our Purpose. -We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone's life and change the course of healthcare. - Our Place. -Tyler, Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here. - Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. - With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.

Our -UT Health Tyler hospital is seeking an -Occupational Therapist. - We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our Inpatient -Occupational -Therapy -Department -where you will be responsible for providing a full range of age appropriate therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with the position's qualifications, professional practices and ethical standards. DUTIES, ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Provides age appropriate treatment according to established goals on the treatment plan and assists the supervising Occupational Therapist in reassessing patient's functional status when goals are met or there is a change in patient's condition.
  • Instructs/educates patients/families in appropriate activities, home programs and referral to community resources utilizing both verbal and written programs.
  • Documents progress in the medical record and maintains patient records as required.
  • Communicates with patients, families and all health care professionals required to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary care.
  • Maintains skills and knowledge through training and continuing education to provide expected standards of care. -
  • Participates in internal and external activities designed to promote awareness of rehabilitation and other health related subjects.
    QualificationsEducation: -
    • -Graduate of an approved Occupational Therapist program. - Certification and Licensure:
      • Current professional Licensure; in the State of Texas Experience:
        • Customer friendly
        • Must be in good health and able to physically complete a fitness assessment.
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills
        • Active listening, hearing and visual skills
        • Must use written and/or verbal sources of information
        • Good problem solving skills
        • Basic personal computer skills and comfort with Microsoft Windows operating system; -database and word processing skills required
        • Strong time management skills
        • Ability to think strategically and act tactically
        • Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time
        • Ability to embrace the client relationship to guide decisions and actions
        • Demonstrates good team work Certification and Licensure:
          • Licensed -Occupational Therapist in Texas At least one year clinical experience preferred
          • BLS certified Compliance Requirements
            • Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and policies BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS: Service
              • Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.
              • Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together. Quality
                • Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best.
                • Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole. People
                  • Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with -others.
                  • Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence. Financial
                    • Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
                    • Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible. Growth
                      • Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
                      • Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
                        • Must be in good health and able to physically complete a fitness assessment.
                        • Ability to lift/carry 50lbs.
                        • Frequent and prolonged bending stooping, crouching, walking, pushing, pulling and standing. Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

Keywords: UT Health East Texas, Tyler , Occupational Therapist / OT, Other , Tyler, Texas

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