To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Role has two key functions. 1) A minimum of 80% of time/work load will be to perform duties of staff therapist. 2) Up to 20% of time/work load will be dedicated to maintaining and supporting presently used computer systems, providing support as needed during transition from current computer system/s to new computer system, as well as providing quantitative data as requested to support quality initiatives and utilization assessment initiatives. Percentages are provided as guidance to ensure a balance between patient care and time spent on computer systems. This balance does not need to be maintained daily, but it is expected to be balanced over longer periods of time (ie a month). Other duties may be assigned.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical Skills - provides appropriate care as defined by hospital policies and procedures. Functions as a staff therapist. 1.1. Performs all duties of Staff Therapist 1.2. Demonstrates skill in evaluation, treatment planning and providing therapy. 1.3. Manages a clinical caseload as appropriate in addition to other assigned duties. 1.4. Demonstrates ability to function as an interdisciplinary team member. 1.5. Provides legible, concise and accurate documentation for patient care reports as evidenced by chart review. 1.6. Submits patient care reports, vouchers, time sheets, reimbursement reports and day off requests according to established department standards within established time frame. 2. Accomplishes agreed upon tasks and intiatives within established timeframes. 3. Performs administrative tasks as defined by Supervisor. 3.1. Provides staff orientation, support, assistance and on-the-job training specific to specialty areas within the department when appropriate. 3.2. Participates in, assists with, and supports department quality and outcomes initiatives - including creating data collection tools, analyzing data, and other tasks as assigned. 4. Demonstrates professionalism representing team and hospital in meetings or in discussions with system collegues. 4.1. Demonstrates Participation in Professional Development 4.2. Participates in team meetings, exchanges information/knowledge with staff, client, family members and others as appropriate. 4.3. Orients and educates students or volunteers regarding therapeutic services. 4.4. Keeps informed of current developments in the field by continuing education. 4.5. Meets required contact hours. 4.6. Updates assessment and therapy procedures to integrate newly acquired information. 4.7. Provides effective inservices to colleagues, physicians, families and others. 4.8. Achieves all mutually established performance goals and objectives as indicated by supervisory review of annual goals. 5. Computer program oversight and support - ensures systems are working appropriately. Identifies and corrects problems and meets the needs of the system users. 5.1. Coordinates appropriate education programs such as inservices 5.2. Assists with and provides support to transition to new programs as required. 5.3. Ensures computer systems provide end users the ability to meet patient care responsibilities using the established computer systems. 5.4. Provides support, when appropriate or requested, to other departments/services, such as information services when assistance/knowledge is required.
Graduate of accredited Occupational Therapy program and a BS required or Masters degree preferred.
Minimum of 3 years clinical experience.
Current Connecticut licensure in occupational therapy. Current BLS/CPR certification.
The worker must be able to stand, walk, talk, hear, lift, push, pull, reach, stoop, kneel, climb and perform repetitive motions, of the wrist, fingers or hands., The worker is subject to inside environmental/atmospheric conditions such as poor ventilation and is also subject to hazards, such as exposure to chemicals., The worker must be able to operate various exercise equipment, whirlpools, ultrasound and electrical stimulation equipment., The worker must be able to exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and /or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to, 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects or the human body. Functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis