CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Occupational Therapist (OT) delivers quality therapy services to patients by performing evaluations and developing individual treatment plans and goals to maximize functional outcomes. Services are delivered to both inpatients and outpatients of all ages within the framework of an interdisciplinary team approach including the patient, significant others and medical professionals. This position supports the mission, vision, and philosophy of CommonSpirit Health.
Evaluates/assesses patients in a systematic and thorough manner; establishes appropriate treatment plans and goals within specified time frames; administers appropriate treatments; knowledge and skill in therapeutic exercises, modalities, rehab equipment, manual techniques, transfers, and ADLs
Interprets orders from physicians and other referral sources.
Fosters communication with other therapists, physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel to establish appropriate care.
Completes all patient and family education; provides information on outside resources to meet the patient's specific needs.
Recommend special equipment, such as wheelchairs and eating aids, and instruct patients on how to use that equipment.
Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
Maintains order, stock, and cleanliness of all areas in the department
Practices safe work habits, compliance with safety rules and regulations, and adheres to safety policies
Utilizes resources appropriately and follows facility guidelines, policies, and procedures
related skills: rehabilitation, acute care, outpatient, inpatient, evidence based practice, research, promoting independence, meaningful occupations, patients' functional ability, daily routines and roles, therapist, rehab, trainer, therapeutic, recovery, patient care, occupational therapy, treatment planning
Required Licensure and Certifications
North Dakota Occupational Therapy (OT) License and Basic Life Support (BLS)
Required Education for Staff Job Levels
Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT)
Required Minimum Experience
No experience required but is preferred
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
Ability to collect and analyze data
Ability to use the Internet for research and communications
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