Altru Health System

Occupational Therapist IP

Grand Forks, ND
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Dec 29, 2020
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Job Summary

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of inpatient hospital and inpatient rehabilitation patients in compliance with licensure standards. The Occupational Therapist works with an interdisciplinary team contributing to patient goal development, care planning and identifying barriers to discharge. The therapist provides patient centered care and ensures to educate the patient/family on treatment procedures, assistive devices, home programs and other topics related to their health and well-being.

Essential Job Functions

Selects and performs evaluation and treatment methods which correlates to the age of the patient, the patient's diagnosis, symptoms and physician orders and documents per chart and review standards.

PT - Patient Education

Orients patients, family and/or other appropriate parties to the purpose and procedures of the therapy evaluation and treatment. Provides appropriate patient education, family teaching and support which relates to the needs of the patient and family.

Obtains and documents appropriately all required and pertinent patient information, including precautions, orders, and initial plan of care.

PT - Documents

Identifies significant changes in patient's condition and takes appropriate actions, as evidenced in reporting, staffing consultations and documentation.

PT - Patient Changes

Coordinates treatment schedules with disciplines using appropriate scheduling procedures.

Participates with inter-disciplinary team in the development and accurate documentation of a discharge plan.

PT - Treatment Schedules

Monitors program effectiveness and outcomes, initiating programs and development of new programs.

PT - Discharge Plan

Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

Other Duties

  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
    • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
    • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
    • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.

Education & Experience

Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)

North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapy

Prior to Start Date

Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)

National Board Cert. Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Within 6 Months of Start Date

Driver's License with Acceptable Driving Record

Drivers License - Current State Licensed

Prior to Start Date

Basic Life Support (BLS)

American Heart Assoc.

Within 2 Months of Start Date