HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Occupational Therapist in San Antonio, Texas
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website atwww.sahealth.comand select Methodist Hospital under Locations.
General Statement of Duties: The Occupational Therapist evaluates patients, sets goals, plans treatment programs and treat patients according to physician’s orders; maintains required records and notes on patient care; assumes responsibility for patient charges; provides technical advice to support personnel and supervision of same. Takes initiative for professional development and education and maintains annual requirements. Completes assignments independently, and fosters an environment of teamwork, quality and safety.
Essential Job Functions: 1. Evaluates patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes, and synthesizes the data to establish a plan of care with therapeutic interventions and goals appropriate to patient’s age and development. 2. Documents evaluations, treatments, plan of care, charges, and discharge summaries utilizing professional jargon that supports skilled therapeutic necessity and the charges incurred in a concise and timely manner. 3. Determines the efficacy of therapeutic interventions, technologies and outcomes and the utilization of COTA’s, students and support personnel. 4. Supervises the daily activities of the COTA, and support personnel, in the provision of patient care to facilitate desired changes in patient function toward stated goals. 5. Interacts and confers with a variety of professionals including physicians, nurses, case management, PT’s and SLP’s to implement and assess the intervention program. 6. Provides Director with constructive suggestions to problem solve, assist with maintaining productivity standards and setting a positive atmosphere for professional development.
Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelors in Occupational Therapy. Texas Occupational Therapy License issued by the Texas State Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. Prefer membership in the AOTA.
Prefer one or more years of experience in Occupational Therapy Setting: Acute, Inpatient Rehab, Pediatrics, Outpatient as appropriate.
Minimum License and Certificates Required: Licensed Occupational Therapist
Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation
Title: Occupational Therapist
Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital
Requisition ID: 02531-88548