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PRN Occupational Therapist in Newton, KS at Newton Medical Center

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Newton, KS
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


This position is PRN for inpatient (acute and IRU).  Potential also exists for Outpatient and Home Health as well.

Join our Team! Newton Medical Center offers a family friendly environment with the latest technology and a knowledgeable staff. Here you’ll find all departments work together as a team to live out our core values: respect, excellence, service and trust.

1. Upholds Newton Medical Center vision, mission, and core values.

2. Follows hospital-wide and departmental policies, including but not limited to general  procedures, 
assigned duties, confidentiality, and observing the Patient’s Bill of Rights.

3. Practices within the scope of practice per Kansas State regulatory requirements.

4. Supervision – Supervises the activities of assigned area of the department/facility including:
 A. Patient scheduling for evaluations and treatment.
 B. Preparation of reports and records by department/facility personnel.
 C. Maintenance of materials and supplies inventory.
 D. Student Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assistants within their area.

5. Evaluations
 A. Be responsible for the evaluation of all patients referred for Occupational Therapy.
 B. Be responsible for completion and submission of all reports pertaining to the evaluation.
 C. Assure that all referral sources are advised of department/facility action with the case referred.

6. Treatment
 A. Practice Occupational Therapy consistent with the American Occupational Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Policy.
 B. Maintain a patient treatment schedule consistent with the needs of the department/facility.
 C. Confer with the person(s) most closely associated with the active management of the patient and to keep them informed of any additional patient needs, treatment     modification, and/or progress.
 D. Treat patients of all ages (e.g., infants, children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, elderly, ages 0–120 years), race, creed, gender, and disability without     bias or prejudice. 
 E. Respect and understand the patient’s right to treatment and right to involvement in treatment decisions.
 F. Practice ethical responsibility based on the cultural, ethnic and religious beliefs of the patients served and applicable law.

7. Records and Reports - Be responsible for the preparation and submittal of department/facility reports, assuring confidentiality of all records, including:
 A. Evaluation reports/summaries.
 B. Discharge reports/summaries.
 C. Current progress notes on all assigned patients.
 D. Special reports as requested by the Program Director or Therapy Coordinator.

8. Meetings and Conferences
 A. Attend Facility meetings as required.
 B. Attend Rehab Services meetings to:
    i. Report on and discuss activities and needs of department/facility.
   ii. Discuss patients’ needs and progress.
  iii. Discuss reports and records.
   iv. Discuss expansion in terms of future goals and needs. 
    v. Assure that all department/facility routines and procedures are carried out as outlined.

9. Professional Status and Public Relations
 A. Keep abreast of new techniques and trends in the field of Occupational Therapy.
 B. Attend conventions, meetings, or special courses whenever possible and share appropriate information gained thereby with department/facility personnel.
 C. Prepare and give talks to community or facility groups as requested.
 D. Maintain good public relations with all community and facility sources.
10. Delegation of Responsibility
 A. Delegate portions of the above listed duties to department/facility personnel, with approval of the Supervisor and/or Director, and in line with the best use of time and experience of such personnel.                                                    

11. New Personnel
 A. Assist with recruitment of applicants for positions.
 B. Orient new personnel to program and procedures.

12. Department/Facility Personnel
 A. Evaluate, and report at regular intervals, the work of other employees within assigned department/facility area, when determined by Program Director and/or     Therapy Coordinator.

13. Planning
 A. Assist with planning for future improvement in procedures and organization of the department/facility.
 B. Assist the Program Director/Therapy Coordinator in planning of any new programs to be developed within the department/facility.

14. Policies and Procedures
 A. Keep current and adhere to policies and procedures as enumerated in the QMS Policies and Procedures.
 B. Assist the Program Director and/or Therapy Coordinator with revision of any  department/facility procedures as necessary.
 C. Actively participate and adhere to all policies and procedures as enumerated in the risk management program.

15. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and skills:
A. Must know  principles and practice of Occupational Therapy;  be familiar with the American Occupational Therapy Association Code of Ethics; be familiar with department/facility policies, procedures, regulations, and layout; be aware of inter and  intra department/facility communications; be able to apply supervision and management techniques.
B. Must be able to apply the theory of Occupational Therapy; have the ability and competency to operate the equipment of his or her position; be able to perform technical procedures; be able to speak intelligently and in a professional manner before others; demonstrate supervision and management skills.

Education and Experience:
A. Graduate of an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and     the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
B. Preferably minimum of two (2) years experience.
C. Preferably a member of the AOTA and/or Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA).

Licensure, registration or certification:
A. Must have, or be eligible for State Licensure.  Licensure must be obtained as per state law.
B. Must have, or immediately obtain CPR and CPI certification.  Must maintain CPR and CPI certification.