Occupational Therapist - Acute - Inpatient

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7237016 (Ref:ccf20269112)

Posted: April 17, 2024

Job Description

Evaluates and treats patients with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or psychosocial deficits which impact their abilities to successfully perform independent living skills. Occupational Therapist Main Campus-Acute Care Part-Time Become a caregiver with Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus Inpatient Therapy Team to evaluate and treat medically complex adults with varying diagnosis in a dynamic inpatient setting. Therapists are actively involved in coverage of Critical Care/ICU Units. Schedule: 20 hours (option for potential additional hours) 2x/month weekend rotation Holidays as scheduled Therapists with clinical inpatient experience in acute care preferred. New grads welcome! Please state your specific interest in your cover letter Evaluates and treats patients with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or psychosocial deficits which impact their abilities to successfully perform independent living skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patient 's ability to safely and effectively perform independent living skills.
  • Designs the appropriate plan of care, including type and frequency of treatment. Implements the treatment plan using appropriate modalities.
  • Documents subjective and objective findings of patient progress.
  • Monitors and modifies the plan of care as needed. Seeks consultation as necessary.
  • Educates the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits.
  • Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from therapy services and treatment setting.
  • Provides information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support programs.
  • Oversees the care provided by certified occupational therapy assistants and therapy technicians according to established licensing laws, state regulations and OT practice standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Must be a graduate of an Occupational Therapy Program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Certifications:

  • Current State licensure as an Occupational Therapist (OT).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare.

Complexity of Work:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in the clinical area preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling.
  • Ability to meet physical demands characterized at the heavy level defined by 1993 Leonard Matheson and Ministry of Labor.
  • Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program.
  • Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse.
  • Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements and to read all patient monitors.
  • Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families.
  • Ability to hear at a conversational level to understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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