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Outpatient Hand Occupational Therapist
Burlington, MassachusettsOrganization Facility: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Category: Therapy & Rehabilitation Job ID: JR22284 Date posted: 05/25/2023
When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.
Work Shift:Day (United States of America)The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday. Experience in Hand Therapy is preferred.
The Occupational Therapist role is now eligible for a $5,000 signing bonus. Important Details: Bonuses are paid out in 3 payments: $1,666 at 30 days of hire, and $1,666 at 6 months of hire, and $1,667 at 1-Year of hire. To be eligible, you must be a non-BILH employee or a previous eligible employee who returns to BILH after 1 year. Employee must be in good standing to receive the bonus at the time of payment. All bonuses are subject to applicable taxes. If you leave Lahey Health & Medical Center before your first anniversary you will pay back the Signing Bonus to Lahey Health & Medical Center. This program is subject to change at any point.
Under the supervision of the Therapy Manager, the Occupational Therapist I is part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the rehabilitation and the promotion of health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation or participation restriction. Responsibilities include evaluating, planning, preparing, implementing, and documenting individually designed examinations and treatments intended to help patients achieve their highest level of independence, taking into account safety and environmental adaptations, and including activities of daily living and vocational training.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
1) Patient Care Examination:
▪ Examines patient using appropriate testing methods and instrumentation, appropriately records and interprets all findings, and identifies patient needs.
▪ Formulates a detailed assessment based upon findings of the examination.
▪ Develops treatment plan and patient outcomes, incorporating the input of the patient, their family and other health professionals. Ensures that the plan and outcomes are functional, time-based, and measurable, and incorporates diagnosis, prognosis, physical/mental status and anticipated lifestyles.
2) Treatment Planning and Intervention:
▪ Safely and effectively implements the treatment intervention. Applies sound clinical judgment and skill.
▪ Engages a high degree of patient motivation and cooperation in treatment, as evidenced by patient compliance with treatment intervention.
▪ Provides patient/family education during therapy and in preparation for discharge.
▪ Conducts ongoing assessments of the patient’s status and revises treatment intervention, goals & outcomes as appropriate.
3) Discharge Planning:
▪ Initiates discharge planning. Incorporates patient/family input in the education process. Participates in multidisciplinary patient care planning.
▪ Consults with other allied health professionals as needed.
▪ Discontinues unproductive treatment to patients where indicated. Transfers patient to nursing or other appropriate staff when occupational therapy services are no longer required, or when the patient has achieved their treatment goals and outcomes.
▪ Documents discharge summary per department policy.
4) Patient Care Documentation:
▪ Thoroughly and accurately maintains all medical record documentation in accordance with the department policy and procedures.
▪ Documents the initial evaluation, daily treatment notes, reassessments and discharge summaries in the medical record according to the standards defined in the department policy and procedure.
5) Productivity / statistics
▪ Meets department standards for productivity.
▪ Delegates tasks to support staff when appropriate.
▪ Daily statistics are completed by the end of the business day in accordance with the department policy.
▪ Applies a thorough knowledge of Quality Improvement Initiatives within the department and organization, and assists in data collection.
6) Training, Education, and Information Sharing
▪ Attends internal and external educational programs and reads appropriate professional journals, in order to maintain and enhance Occupational Therapy skills and clinical outcomes.
▪ Shares knowledge and skills with co-workers.
7) Career Development
▪ Develops and maintains occupational therapy skills and knowledge per the Lahey Rehabilitation Services Career
Ladder as described in the document ‘Rehabilitation Services Career Ladder”.
8) Organizational Requirements:
▪ Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Confidentiality Policy.
▪ Incorporates Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
▪ Complies with all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Policies. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.
▪ Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
▪ Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
▪ Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
▪ Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
▪ Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education. ▪ Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
Education: BS in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Active MA Occupational Therapy license.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
● Knowledge of Occupational therapy theory and practice.
● Ability to observe, assess and record objective findings, reactions and progress. Skills in critical judgement and thinking.
● Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses, and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the patient. Clear and effective oral and written communication.
● Knowledge of Occupational therapy services, facilities and equipment.
● Ability to assess individual patient needs.
● Skill in maintaining patient medical record.
● Knowledge of range of therapy methods and techniques.
● Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.
● Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart confidential information.