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.
Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of patients in a variety of rotating patient care areas. Performs other clinical, teaching and administrative duties as may be required.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical 1.1. Able to interpret physician referral recognizing skill level required with any patient diagnosis. 1.2. All patient care responsibilities will be performed consistent with age-specific criteria (see attached). 1.3. Independently evaluates all patients with basic diagnoses as well as more complex diagnoses in 50% of department areas. 1.4. Demonstrates technical skill and accuracy in designing and administrating increasingly complex treatments which reflect utilization of a variety of clinical approaches in 50% of department areas. 1.5. Develops population specific treatment programs which reflect compliance with established clinical protocols where appropriate, monitors patient responses and terminates treatment when appropriate. 1.6. Sets measurable and appropriate goals which reflect patient/family involvement. 1.7. Provides patient and family education. 1.8. Initiates and maintains current records and reports concerning patient course, re-evaluates and updates goals and plan as necessary and based on patient's response to treatment. 1.9. Uses equipment in a safe and effective manner and instructs other staff in same manner. 1.10. Reports malfunctioning or missing equipment to supervisor and takes corrective action to remove equipment from use. 1.11. Assumes responsibility for order of working areas. 1.12. Maintains a high standard of professional accountability with respect to safety, efficiency, effectiveness, ethics, and legal issues. Provides guidance and interpretation to Level I staff with regard to these. 1.13. Demonstrates compliance with all hospital standards and regulations and acts as a role model for other staff. 1.14. Participates constructively in team conferences, rounds, and clinics. 1.15. Initiates discharge planning and is aware of resources within community to make appropriate recommendations. 1.16. Provides coverage to clinics as assigned. 1.17. Utilizes Assistant and support staff, students, and volunteers appropriately in the delivery of patient care. 2. Educational 2.1. Attends department inservices and takes advantage of outside educational opportunities. 2.2. Participates in orientation of staff and students, as appropriate. 2.3. Participates in orientation education and guidance of support staff. 2.4. Participates in staff education projects by contributing teaching materials and resources regarding new knowledge and new methods in professions. 2.5. Seeks opportunities to expand knowledge of profession and related fields and acts as a resource to others in areas of clinical strength. 2.6. Identifies own learning needs and seeks out opportunities to do so with continuing education. 2.7. Meets required standards for documentation of attended inservices and Continuing Contact hours when applicable. 3. Administration 3.1. Complies with Hospital and Department Policies and Procedures, interprets the same for other staff, and makes recommendations for change. 3.2. Makes appropriate recommendations to managers for acquisition of equipment, publications and resources. 3.3. Makes recommendations for changes in clinical procedures, protocols, and/or forms used in documentation. 3.4. Participates in department Quality Assurance activities and recommends areas or issues for review. 3.5. Plans and organizes daily schedule to optimally use time and reflect patient care priorities and departmental needs. 3.6. Assists Level I staff with scheduling/organization issues. 3.7. Addresses patient coverage issues for scheduled time off and anticipates coverage needs of assigned area. 3.8. Carries patient load that reflects productivity standard of the unit. 3.9. Maintains documentation in accordance with hospital policy, and regulatory requirements (HCFA, JCAHO, etc.) 4. Clinical Supervision 4.1. Participates in regular meetings - reporting pertinent information on timely basis. 4.2. Appropriately delegates responsibility to Level I staff, COTAs, support staff and students as required. Maintains appropriate level of clinical supervision with each. 4.3. Reports directly to area supervisor and indirectly to team leader (if not T.L.) 4.4. Provides clinical supervision to students. 5. Human Relations Skills 5.1. Demonstrates respect and regard for dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsive and courteous hospital environment.
Graduate of an accredited program in Occupational Therapy. Must hold a valid Connecticut license or temporary permit.NBCOT certification preferred.
Requires one and a half (1 1/2) years of experience. Candidates must successfully complete the departmental career ladder process including performance at an Above Expectations level while a Level I therapist.
Prefer Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).
The individual should demonstrate knowledge in basic anatomy and physiology, psychology, occupational therapy theory, evaluations, and treatment techniques. Observation skills, communication skills (both verbal and written), and an ability to work with others in a synergistic manner are essential. The individual should also be willing and able to assume increased responsibilities as required. Demonstrates a high level of independence in providing occupational therapy to a broader group of patient diagnoses.
Accountable for providing quality patient care and adherence with professional code of ethics and applicable state and federal regulations. Actively supports the mission, goals, strategies, and policies of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. Must perform all position responsibilities at a Meets Expectations level and maintain state licensure. Legally accountable for all tasks delegated to COTAs, support staff, and students.
The individual must be able to implement occupational therapy evaluations, and treatments in collaboration with other health team members. They must be able to monitor changes in the patient's condition and take appropriate action. Provides cogent summary of patient's status verbally and in writing. Provides educational experience to other staff. Must be able to coordinate team activities.
Must be able to lift 40 pounds in the performance of daily job requirements.