Occupational Therapist - FT/PT 8HR Schedule
Evaluates, plans and administers treatment for disabilities, injuries and diseases in accordance with a physician's order. Responsible for coordination of care to meet identified Occupational Therapy needs of the patient/family; participates in the management of patient care to include identification of needs of Occupational Therapy intervention, discharge planning, resource identification, linking and scheduling patients with required services, monitoring care delivery, advocating for the patient, and evaluating outcomes, facilitating patient care across the health care continuum, and assists other team members with meeting patient needs. Is preceptor for related staff and students. Requires California State Occupational Therapist License. This is a full time position which may require flexibility of hours and is eligible for overtime pay.
Experience/Training: Determined by patient care area with 1 year related practice experience preferred.
Education: Graduate of an educational program for occupational therapists approved by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association's Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
Licenses/Certifications: California State Occupational Therapist License. National Occupational Therapy Board Certification.
Current American Heart Association BLS Course C. Additional State credentials required for OTR/L working with modalities; specialized hand diagnoses patients; pediatrics; dysphagia required. 1. If OT is license eligible, must show eligibility and successfully complete certification within two consecutive board examinations. 2. If applicant is California License eligible and is licensed in another state, per Business and Professions Code section 2570.4(d) OT may practice for no more than 45 days in a calendar year in association with an occupational therapist licensed in California. Foreign Trained Occupational Therapists- The California Board of Occupational Therapy requires the OT to have completed educational and supervised fieldwork requirements equal to those listed in Business and Professions Code Section 2570.6 and: a. Applicant must sit and pass the entry-level certification examination for occupational therapist and
b. Applicant must hold a current license from the Occupational Therapy Board of California.
Occupational Therapist working with pediatric patients: 1. Occupational Therapy provides pediatric assessment, treatment, and family/staff consultation and education services. Patients referred for Occupational Therapy by a physician will receive an evaluation that is appropriate to age, medical diagnosis, and family concerns. A treatment plan is developed from the evaluation findings. Age specific occupational therapy intervention is provided as defined by the individualized treatment plan.
- 2. Occupational Therapy is part of the multidisciplinary pediatric team. Team members will actively involve the family and/or primary care giver when establishing goals from initial assessment, through the course of treatment and in discharge planning. An occupational therapy representative will participate in team meetings regarding pediatric patients who are receiving occupational therapy intervention. 3. In collaboration with the pediatric department clinical nurse specialist and/or nurse educator, the occupational therapist will provide education and consultation for pediatric staff development regarding OT related topics pertinent to overall patient care. 4. Occupational Therapy collaborates with other providers to facilitate the continuum of care.
Example: The pediatric OT will coordinate with a CCS case manager and/or a representative of the CCS Medical Therapy Program for referral to a CCS-paneled provider or CCS MTU for the patient with a CCS-eligible condition who may continue to require occupational therapy services after hospital discharge. The pediatric occupational therapist will communicate with other health, education and social service providers such as the Local Education Agency, Regional Center, or pediatric inpatient/outpatient programs to assure continuity of intervention. 5. Occupational Therapy is performed by occupational therapists (OT) and occupational therapist assistants (COTA) that are licensed by the state of California and certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. There is at least one occupational therapist that is CCS-paneled on the hospital staff.