The Occupational Therapy Assistant assists with rehabilitative activities for patients who may have developmental, physical and emotional impairments. This position performs occupational therapy treatments to assist with restoring independent functioning and/or minimizing debilitation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Provides occupational therapy treatments, under the direction of a licensed Occupational Therapist, to assist in developing, improving, and restoring independent functioning and\or minimizing debilitation.
Communicates with the supervising therapist regarding patient progress or needs for updating plan of care.
Establishes rapport with the patient in a professional manner.
Provides necessary equipment and\or instruction to patient and\or family members prior to patient's discharge. Performs splinting application and education in use.
Prepares comprehensive, concise and timely documentation of patient treatment and progress. Supervises support staff and students, when appropriate and as assigned. Effectively communicates treatment information to support staff.
Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings to maintain awareness of patient status.
Fulfills continuing education and\or certification requirements to maintain required qualifications. Takes responsibility to understand and complete professional and technical requirements and provide documentation on such requirements
Presents educational programs when requested.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Must be physically capable of prolonged standing, walking, pushing and lifting.
Good communications skills, both verbally and in writing.
Good problem solving skills.
Good computer skills.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient.
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!