Occupational Therapist - Behavioral Health

Requisition ID
2021-162801
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Occupational Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
.01
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
S-S and Rotating Weekends
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Alexius Bismarck
Location
ND-Bismarck

Overview

Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.

 

CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services.  CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.

 

CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.

Responsibilities

Provide Occupational Therapy services using assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and values of St. Alexius Medical Center.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Patient Evaluation
    Demonstrates good skill.
    2. Demonstrates high levels of efficiency in completion of evaluation and treatments.
    3. Effectively considers the patient
    ’s age, pain, understanding, communication, social, emotional and educational needs.
    4. Performs evaluations and treatment.
    5. Development and facilitation of daily OT programming
    .
  • Documentation
    Charges accurately reflect the time spent and services provided to the patient.
    2. Uses the recommended documentation and charging systems.
    3. Effectively documents for quality of care. Review of 5 patient charts demonstrate the following:
    • Initial assessment documentation
    • OT assessments measurable (1 functional level)
    • Goals/kardex noted
    • Discharge documentation in notes
    • Documentation OT group programming

  • Initiative and Time Management
    Demonstrates high initiative and manages time effectively as evidenced by the following:
    Regularly volunteers to come in extra on weekends and holidays during high work load periods or to cover open shifts.
    2. Regularly volunteers to stay late to see late or unexpected patients. Has a plan in place to allow for this and verbalizes it.
    3. Actively seeks out other co-workers and supervisor at end of day to provide assistance if they are not finished with patient care.
    4. Offers to assist other co-workers and supervisor during times of heavy work loads; i.e. answer phones, retrieve items, etc.
    5. Serviced as primary CI for a student affiliation.
    6. During slow periods, either leaves work when patients are completed or completes projects and activities, does not sit and wait for shift to end.
    7. Informs supervisor when out of office.
    8. Provides supervision to COTA.
    9. Resource to group techs.

  • Successfully completed the defined job specific competencies, including competency for age specific, as appropriate. (List the job specific competencies validated during the year in the comment section; at least one must be age specific.)

Qualifications

Education:  Graduate from an approved school with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
Licensure: Eligible for national registration and licensed by the state of North Dakota

Experience:  None.
Skills: Entry level skills determined by academic setting the fieldwork experience

Interpersonal Skills: Relates will to staff, patients and visitors.  Maintains confidentiality.  Able to communicate and teach patients and family.
Physical Effort:  Ability to transfer and assist patients with exercise and treatment several times per shift.  Medium effort - able to lift 50 pounds

Hours of Work:  Days including weekends and holidays.
Exemption Status:
Non-Exempt/Exempt

Other: Works under the following conditions: potential exposure to mechanical, chemical, electrical and infections

 

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