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Occup Therapist Registry

Req #:  116248
Facility:  Eureka Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Eureka
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Position Requirements:
Masters degree in Occupational Therapy (or Bachelors degree for graduates prior to 2007)from an accredited school.
Maintains continuing education requirements as mandated by professional standards
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Recognizes needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
Basis computer skills required.

Licensed or Eligible for licensure as an Occupational Therapist to practice in Illinois


Required to work weekends on a rotation basis in the hospital setting. May also intermittently work late shifts depending on patient needs.

Lifts 50 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.
Must be able to perform duties associated with PM and R activities. Ability to lift very heavy weight requirements according to Department of Labor definitions.

Able to move/transport patients with the help of equipment and co~workers.
Must be mobile and able to maneuver throughout and between the Hospital and community.

Works in patient care areas with potential exposure to infectious disease, bloodborne pathogens, and disease through daily contact with patients. Frequent lifting of patients, weights, and equipment is required. Stooping, bending, and reaching to and from all levels are also frequently required. Adherence to established safety procedures and utilization of proper body mechanics minimizes these risks. May be required for flexible staffing to work and alternate between work areas and buildings whenever the staff needs dictate.



If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
Provides direct occupational therapy services to patients of all ages who are referred to the department. Selects appropriate evaluation procedures and develops individualized treatment programs to restore or maximize each patient's functional skills. Serves as a clinical resource to staff, and assists the manager in the daily operations of the department as assigned.

Accountabilities:
Provision of Patient Care
Daily Operations
Discharge Planning
Patient / Family / Community Education
Patient Assessment
Documentation


Nearest Major Market: Peoria