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Occupational Therapy Specialist

Company: Beaumont Health
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, provides therapeutic services including evaluation, treatment, and education. Monitors the treatment activities of COTA's and aides. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Completes evaluations of assigned patients in accordance with the established standards of care and practice. 2. Plans and provides treatment to assigned patients as appropriate in accordance with established standards of care and practice. 3. Completes all documentation of services per department standards. 4. Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards. 5. Follows the hospital exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens. 6. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment. 7. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives. 8. Maintains updated license and submits evidence of status to supervisor/manager within two weeks of receipt of new or updated license. This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described. STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. A. Education / Training: - Graduate from an accredited OT school. B. Work Experience: - Successful completion of clinical internship. - Previous clinical experience/rehabilitation experience preferred. C. Certification, Licensure, Registration: - Current State OT license. - BLS certification. D. Other Qualifications: - Handles multiple priorities. - Independent discretion/decision making. - Makes decisions under pressure. - Manages anger/fear/hostility. - Manages stress appropriately. - Works alone effectively. - Works in close proximity to others or in a distracting environment. - Works with others effectively. WORKING CONDITIONS: A. Physical Effort: - Position requires ability to frequently push/pull up to 100 lb. objects such as when setting up the BIODEX/KINCOM or other equipment or positioning patient; ability to support/assist with a person's body weight when assisting the therapist with transfers or gait training. - Position requires ability to lift objects more than 100 lbs. with others, constantly lift objects up to 20 lbs. and frequently lift up to 40 lbs. - Position requires incumbent to constantly perform simple motor skills such as standing, walking and simple manipulative skills such as writing. - Position requires incumbent to frequently perform moderately difficult manipulative skills such as positioning patients and/or difficult manipulative skills such as equipment set up, use and/or calibration. - Position requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking, stooping, and/or assisting with patient transfers. Frequently perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as assisting patients to lab and tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking blood pressures and/or equipment calibration or set up. - Positions requires incumbent to constantly walk and stand; occasionally sit for prolonged periods and/or remain in an uncomfortable position for long periods, frequently bend such as when setting up patients and/or equipment. - Positions requires incumbent to constantly see objects closely as in reading equipment settings/controls and/or occasionally discriminate colors as in equipment warning lights. - Positions requires incumbent to constantly be able to hear normal sound with some background noise as in answering the telephone, respond to an intercom and/or communicating in areas where multiple treatment sessions are being conducted and be able to distinguish sound as in equipment alarms. B. Work Environment: - Occasionally exposed to electro-magnetic radiations as in VDTs. - Occasionally exposed to hazardous material other than blood, body tissues, or fluids, dust, toxins, cytotoxions, chemical hazardous materials, bodily injuries, loud and/or unpleasant noises, high humidity, electrical hazards, or poisonous substances. - Seldom exposed to blood, body tissue, or fluids. - Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications. Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

Keywords: Beaumont Health, Dearborn , Occupational Therapy Specialist, Healthcare , Dearborn, Michigan

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