Occupational Therapy Assistant in Sacramento

Full-time @CommonSpirit Health in Rehab Services PT / OT / Speech , in Therapy
  • Sacramento, California View on Map
  • Apply Before : April 5, 2023

Job Description

Join largest Catholic health system, and the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain CommonSpirit Health as Occupational Therapy Assistant in Sacramento California at Methodist Hospital Sacramento. Read role and responsibility to apply Therapy jobs nearby in Sacramento.

 

Position : Occupational Therapy Assistant

Location :  Sacramento, California

Job Type : Full-time

Employer : Methodist Hospital Sacramento

Category: Therapy

Department: Rehab Services PT / OT / Speech

Working Shift : Shift Day

Is Remote : No

 

Job details:

Overview
Built-in 1973 Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento is committed to providing daily excellence in health care for residents of Sacramento’s southern suburbs including the Elk Grove Wilton and Galt communities. Methodist Hospital is home to a 158 acute-care bed facility with 1120 employees 283 medical staff and 29 Emergency Department beds. Methodist Hospital also owns and operates Bruceville Terrace – a 171-bed sub-acute skilled nursing long-term care facility adjacent to the hospital that provides care for the elderly as well as those requiring extended recoveries. Methodist Hospital is home to the Family Medicine Residency Program an accredited and nationally recognized program which provides resident physicians with specialty training in primary care family medicine. Together the hospital and residency program implemented a ground-breaking curriculum addressing the identification treatment and assistance of human trafficking victims and created a one-of-a-kind health clinic for victims the Human Trafficking Medical Home.
Responsibilities
The incumbent provides direct and indirect physical therapy or occupational therapy services under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist or registered occupational therapist. Services include implementation of patient treatment programs planned by a Licensed Physical Therapist or registered occupational therapist. The incumbent implements patient treatment programs planned by an Physical Therapist or occupational therapist, provides objective feedback on patient’s performance, assists in the development and enhancement of therapeutic environment, and participation in program development and quality improvement activities as appropriate. The incumbent demonstrates competency in the treatment of general rehabilitation population, including pediatrics, adult and geriatric patients depending upon the site/level of care.
Qualifications
Minimum Requirements: Education: Graduation from an approved Physical Therapy Assistant program or Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Or successfully passing the equivalency examination and California licensure/eligibility as a physical therapy assistant or eligibility for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. and a California License, or eligibility, to practice Occupational Therapy. Licensure: Occupational Therapist AssistantPhysical Therapist AssistantBLSSpecial Skills: Ability to understand and apply physical therapy or occupational therapy theories as a framework for treatment. Develop and implement appropriate patient treatment plan. Complete and maintain records of Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy observations, treatments, and actions. Plan and organize work effectively and efficiently. Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians, nursing staff, and other hospital personnel. Maintain the confidentiality of medical information. Fully meet the obligations of the Mission and Philosophy of Catholic Healthcare West. Flexibility to work within a changing health care environment. Pursue progressive level of expertise by independent study, conferencing education courses, inservice participation etc.Training: Knowledge of current physical therapy or Occupational therapy techniques, standards, principles, and procedures. Human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on musculoskeletal, circulatory, and nervous systems, medical terminology, Proper body mechanics, infection control procedures.

 

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