Encompass Health Careers

Occupational Therapist (Per Diem/Level III)

Tustin, California
Staff Occupational Therapy Therapy


Job Description

 

This is a Level III, per diem position. This position will work 5-shifts per week and will need to work, one (1) full weekend per month. This is not a self-scheduling per diem position. This position must be available to work as scheduled. The rate is a bit higher for a Level III per diem position and there is a weekend differential when working weekends. 

 
The Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In addition, the position:
 
- Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, caregivers, and departmental and interdepartmental relationships.
 
- Requires competency in occupational therapy evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.
 
- Requires task delegation and supervision of occupational therapist assistants and technicians.
 
- Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met.
 
The Occupational Therapist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment
 
 Benefits
 
To attract and retain the best professionals, we offer a comprehensive and competitive Benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), college savings plan, employee assistance program, pre-paid legal plan and much more.  For more information on available Benefits, please click here.
 
Who will you treat? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our therapist can expect to spend an average of 2-4 weeks with our patients treating a wide clinical caseload such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our patients are discharged directly home.
 
We use evidence-based practice guidelines to treat our patients.  We utilize our clinical outcomes to assess and improve our treatment interventions and programs. We participate in a national outcomes database, which provides benchmarks and sophisticated outcome reports to help us continually analyze and improve our patient outcomes.
 
You will use standard and advanced therapy technologies- depending on hospital location, some equipment used such as Auto Ambulators, Bioness, Interactive Metronome, Hand Mentor, SmartStep, Anodyne, Wii and CAPs may be available.
 
Helping you become a better therapist is critical to our success
 
- You will be paired with mentors; attend in-house as well as external educational programs. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and medical staff; a great way to learn beyond your own discipline.
 

Keywords: Orange County, Occupational,
Job Code: 100006
 
 
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License or Certification:
 

- Active California Occupational Therapist licensure is required.

 

- Active CPR certification is required (American Heart Association approved).


Education, Training and Experience:
 
-  Successful completion of a degree from an accredited therapy program or one that is determined to be substantially equivalent to a U.S. accredited program by an appropriate certifying agency preferred.
 
Physical Requirements:
 
- Good visual acuity and ability to communicate
 
- Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements



Address: 14851 Yorba Street, Tustin 92780
Shift: Day Job
Job ID: 1917011