Occupational Therapist – IP Rehab, Occupational Therapy – Per Diem 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

To develop and implement occupational therapy services and direct patient care in coordination with the interdisciplinary team and in compliance with organizational goals and appropriate regulatory agencies. Under the supervision of the Chief of Occupational Therapy, provides occupational therapy care to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with various diagnoses. Major duties include patient evaluation and treatment planning for effective patient outcomes, problem resolution, patient care documentation, attendance at patient care related meetings, the delegation of duties to support personnel, participation as a member of a team, maintenance of an appropriate level of productivity, participation in performance improvement activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Upon referral of a patient to the Department, the therapist initiates care per policy evaluating and establishing a treatment plan.
  • Employee manages all aspects of occupational therapy intervention.
  • Employee consistently completes all required documentation as per departmental policy.
  • Employee participates in clinic and rounds as patient care responsibilities allow. • Attends and contributes to patient care conferences, as listed above to provide continuity of care or if unable to attend provides written progress/plans for each patient to the rounds/clinic liaison in a timely manner. • For all patient serviced by discipline provides education and makes recommendation to other healthcare professionals on the team regarding discharge plans and/or modification to the plan. • Assumes responsibility as lead in assigned physician rounds/clinics and coordinates all aspects of communication to and from physician and therapist.
  • Employee effectively manages a full patient caseload, which includes all aspects (i.e. patient care, documentation and communication, and assists in meeting departmental efficiency requirements). • Able to be flexible with last minute scheduling changes and prioritizing. Able to be lead OT, while still maintaining lead caseload. • Thorough organization of unscheduled non –productive time (i.e. Patient not available, outpatient cancellation, etc.), able to improve department efficiency (ie. Assists other staff, projects, other documentation), while still maintaining a full caseload.
  • Employee exhibits skills to provide care in a variety of OT practice areas/settings (i.e. Acute, ICU, outpatient, hand, Lymphoma management, and Psychiatry).
  • Employee assumes staffing of unit and patient care delivery as lead OT.
  • After 6 months at USCUH, provides education for and evaluates performance of new staff members competencies or registry via orientation, check off.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the profession as evidenced by membership in the AOTA/OTAC and attends a professional meeting.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the profession as evidenced by membership in the AOTA/OTAC and attends a professional meeting.
  • Employee assumes responsibility for a special project as assigned by Department Director or chief.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Req Must demonstrate knowledge of current practice in the field of Occupational Therapy.
  • Req Effective verbal and written communication skills, and mature and sound judgment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref Experience in acute health care setting.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Occupational Therapist – OT (CA BOT) If no certification upon hire, one must be obtained within 90 days of hire. *A Limited Permit status from CBOT is required for no loner than 90 days post-hire.
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $39.00 – $63.95. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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