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Occupational Therapist

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Alpena
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:



Summary

At MidMichigan Health, our purpose is Creating Healthy Communities - Together. We invite you to apply and join our team!



This position is responsible for providing advanced specialty care in Occupational Therapy. This position performs direct patient care, supervisory, educational and administrative functions and is responsible for marketing, program development and program implementation.





  • Evaluates the patient's function by performing formal/informal testing measures to determine the skeletal, neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular status, developmental, social, and cognitive functions.

  • Develops a goal specific treatment regime based on assessment data and the patient's tolerance to carry-out the treatment plan as prescribed.

  • Submits a written treatment regime to be included as part of the plan of treatment authorized by and coordinated with the physician. Updates plan of care as needed to reflect changes in patient status. Co-signs verbal orders received by occupational therapist assistant as necessary.

  • Devises a schedule of treatment, which is frequency and duration specific to be discussed with patient/family/caregiver and coordinated with clinical support staff.

  • Educates patient, family, and/or caregiver regarding pathology or condition, patient alternatives, prognosis, and rationale for treatment through forms of rest, exercise, modalities, and other indicated interventions.











    REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:



    BLS: Basic Life Support Required within 30 days of hire or transfer into the position.



    National Board Occupational Therapy required.



    State of Michigan Occupational Therapist required.



    Bachelors Degree Occupational Therapy required, masters degree preferred.



    Successful completion of MidMichigan Health and affiliate specific orientation.



    Successful completion of new hire competency.



    Interpersonal skills needed for effective verbal and written communication in the English language to interact with people individually and in a group at all levels.



    Ability to work independently, demonstrating problem solving and organizational skills, time management skills and initiative.



    Mandatory tuberculosis (TB) testing is required and must be done annually.



    Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is required and must be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan.



    Ability to work where employee may be exposed to communicable diseases.



    Ability to use personal protective equipment correctly.



    Ability to perform essential job functions with reasonable accommodation.



    Ability to demonstrate and teach selected treatment routines to appropriate professional and non-professional individuals.







Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Flint , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Alpena, Michigan

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