HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Occupational Therapist - Weekends Only in Austin, Texas


The Occupational Therapist shall perform highly skilled evaluations of assigned patients; plan, provide and evaluate therapy for assigned patients; complete all necessary oral and written documentation, and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.


  • Administers occupational therapy according to ethical standards of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Texas State licensure rules, SAH hospital policies and procedures, and other applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Documents diagnosis of patients and takes all precautions for observing indications and contraindications.

  • Maintains accurate records of treatment in accordance with departmental policies.

  • Administers re-evaluations and assessments ordered and documents thoroughly and promptly.

  • Evaluates patient for self-care, strength, range of motion, balance, mobility and coordination.

  • Exhibits knowledge and skill for treatment of general medical pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in treatment of medical patients including orthopedics, hand and upper extremity, and neurological rehabilitation.

  • Communicates with attending physicians for clarification or elaboration of prescribed orders.

  • Observes and evaluates treatment effect by updating goals, recommending changes to physician, discussing patient's condition and treatment course with physician, and participating in patient discharge planning and follow-up care.

  • Assesses patient's psychological needs and provides appropriate intervention and follow-up.

  • Assesses the patient's cognitive function and provides appropriate treatment strategies.

  • Utilizes the computerized Meditech system for Magic Office and documentation.

  • Participates in Hospital-wide process improvement activities.

  • Maintains current O.T. license and CPR certification.

  • Directs the activities of Occupational Therapy Assistants and therapy techs according to departmental policy and procedures and licensure guidelines.

  • Always employs universal precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.

  • Responds to Hospital codes and performs duties accordingly.

  • Demonstrate understanding of HCA's and "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.

    EDUCATION Required: Master's in Occupational Therapy

    Licensed Occupational Therapist by the State Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.
    CPR certification.

    One year experience as Occupational Therapist

    Preferred: Hospital experience

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Occupational Therapist - Weekends Only

Location: Texas-Austin-South Austin Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00196-55558