Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.
About the Role:
Provides medically prescribed therapy within NGHS' programs to help restore function; prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of a body part; and help the patient to reach maximum performance and assume a place in society while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. Provides care/service that meets the developmental needs of patients across the life span as appropriate to the patient population and as indicated on the skills and competency. This position will care for patients in the child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Employee performs clinical duties in accordance with population specific guidelines and adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures.
Minimum Job Qualifications
Licensure or other certifications: Current license holder of the Georgia Board.
Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree. Graduate of an approved school for Occupational Therapy.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
Preferred Educational Requirements:
Preferred Experience: One (1) year internship
Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Has skills as determined by accredited educational institutes requirements to provide patient care that meets developmental needs across the life span
Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
Provides cost-effective and high quality care to patients served. Establishes a plan of care consistent with the medical findings and physician orders. Thoroughly evaluates, monitors, and reassesses all patients on a timely basis as evidenced by appropriate documentation. Coordinates all patient care and demonstrates consistent clinical competencies. Documents treatment procedures within the appropriate professional standards of practice and in compliance with department and third party payors guidelines. Accomplishes good clinical outcomes (using national benchmarks and comparing to others in the same service area) and designs proactive discharge plans utilizing a team approach as demonstrated by cost management of patient stay and utilization for outside resources.
Contributes to the effective operation of the department. Consistently meets and exceeds department productivity standards (monthly average). Demonstrates good time management and organizational skills to minimize patient waiting time, and improve efficiency. Peer, Physician, and patient feedback positive and Manager observation positive.
Communicates effectively and demonstrates good customer service and interpersonal skills. Consistently initiates positive and professional communication with medical and department staff as evidenced by peer review and observation. Demonstrates flexibility by pro-actively resolving conflicts, scheduling problems, and completing assignments in a timely manner. Exhibits effective team work and interdisciplinary team building skills as evidenced by manager observation, peer review, and other departments feedback, i.e. nursing. The Therapist has a direct positive influence on the organization's efforts to improve customer service (i.e. offers to assist patients, families and visitors, maintains a positive demeanor, facilitates a positive perception of NGHS and The Rehabilitation Institute, etc.).
Completes other duties and assignments assigned by the Manager in a timely manner.
Weight Lifted: Up to 50 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
Weight Carried: Up to 20 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
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Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Northeast Georgia. Through the services of a medical staff of more than 600 physicians, the residents of northeast Georgia enjoy access to the state's finest and most comprehensive medical services. It is our mission to improve the health of our community in all we do.