HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Occupational Therapist - Acute Care - Days, Rotating Weekends in Austin, Texas

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 316 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area’s only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes all of the capabilities and programmatic elements of a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.


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: Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy


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

One year experience as Occupational Therapist Hospital experience

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Occupational Therapist - Acute Care - Days, Rotating Weekends

Location: Texas-Austin-South Austin Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00196-60126