Occupational Therapist - Pediatric, Creighton Pediatric Therapy

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Staff
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240229 Requisition #

Position Summary:

Evaluates patients with known or suspected health conditions and performs therapeutic treatment procedures as indicated.  Makes patient referrals to other health care agencies/disciplines as indicated.  Instructs patients and family members in individualized activity programs designed to maximize functional abilities. Completes timely documentation. Experience in feeding, eating, and swallowing is preferred but not required. Three years of pediatric occupational therapy experience is preferred but not required. Employee will primarily be located in outpatient but may float to cover pediatric inpatient care. Employee is also responsible for supporting the mission and goals of Creighton Pediatric Therapy.

Essential Functions:

·         Occupational therapists evaluate and treat people who have injuries, illnesses, or disabilities to help them with vocational, daily living, and other skills that promote independence

 

·         Uses computer programs to assist with administrative responsibilities related to clinical practice

 

·         Care coordination between a healthcare team related to patient care

 

 

Education & Experience:

·         Graduation from an occupational therapy education program is required.

·         Experience in feeding, eating, and swallowing is preferred.

·         Three years of pediatric occupational therapy experience is preferred but not required.

·         Display proficiency in the use of common occupational therapy standardized assessments, an understanding of childhood    development, and the use of treatment procedures.

·         Completion of HIPAA and immunization requirements prior to patient care.

·          Completion of NPI number and insurance plan credentialing prior to independent patient care required.

·         Completion of background check and drug screen during the pre-employment process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·         Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests.

·         Ability to resolve conflict amongst staff and to work collaboratively with clinic director, clinic assistant director, clinic manager, clinic staff (including other occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech pathologists), referring physicians, and other members of the healthcare team.

·         Ability to concentrate and focus on projects.

·         Possesses creative systems thinking to ensure operational efficiency.

·         Ability to problem solve and make decisions.

·         Self-control and stress tolerance in dealing with multiple requests and conflicting demands from multiple customers.

·         Demonstrates clear verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills, especially in recording evaluations and patient progress notes.

·         Functions effectively and efficiently under stress with frequent interruptions.

·         Requires minimal sustained direction in carrying out departmental and professional responsibilities.

·         Self-starting and self-motivating.

·         Experience in clinical education and student learning within the clinical learning environment.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with other therapy disciplines and co-treat/coordinate care as needed. Uses the clinic documentation system independently following training/orientation.

 

Licenses/Certifications:

·         Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice Occupational Therapy by the Nebraska State Department of Health is required.

  •    Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required.

 

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AAP/EEO Statement 

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

 

Disclosure Statement 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. 

 

 

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