This position is responsible for performing basic and advanced Nursing Assistant skills under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN according to established policies, procedures, and guidelines within the department and the Medical Center.
This position is responsible for providing nursing care utilizing the nursing process within an assigned unit; observes, assesses, treats and cares for patients demonstrating an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. Oversees the work of non-licensed personnel.
The Occupational Therapist (OT) organizes and carries out occupational therapy programs in the hospital for inpatients or outpatients, to facilitate the rehabilitation of the mentally or physically handicapped. The staff OT provides direct patient focused care to include occupational therapy evaluations and quality treatment with short and long term goals determined by the patient’s needs. The staff OT may work with any /all patients of the following age groups based upon individual responsibility, training, and competency: Infants (age 0-18 months), Children (age 19 months-12 years), Adolescents (age 13 years –17 years), Adults (age 18 years – 64 years), and Geriatrics (age 65+ years). All OT’s are required to have competency for adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Therapists who will work with children or infants less than 13 years will require specific training and competencies demonstrated prior to working with pediatrics. The staff OT also assists the director of the department and IRC Therapy Clinical Coordinator in the supervision of support staff, quality assurance and improvement activities and the overall operation of the occupational therapy department.