Thank you for your interest in our Occupational Therapist position.
This is a backup position, PRN/per diem status, shifts during the week and weekends.
We are seeking an energetic therapist with acute care experience to join our rehabilitation team.
We have therapists with over 35 years of experience, providing strong mentoring opportunities and team work setting.
Our department provides Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy services to inpatients and outpatients. We have an extremely strong team of professionals and enjoy treating patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. Our staff is a crucial part of the patient care team at St. Joseph Hospital, and we are involved on many different teams and committees throughout the hospital.
In our beautiful new hospital, typical diagnoses include: â?¢Orthopedic â?¢Neurological (we are stroke-certified) â?¢Oncology â?¢Cardio- Vascular Services â?¢Pulmonary (we partner with National Jewish Health and also see cystic fibrosis patients) â?¢General debilitating medical conditions
Care Site Description
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health â?? and hope â?? to our patients.
Largest acute care provider in Denver area
2,397 associates, 1,332 medical staff, 108 residents
New $623 million, 360-bed, 826,000-square-foot replacement facility (December 2014)
Services & Expertise
Breast Care Center
Center for Women and Infants
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery Center
Kudos: Saint Joseph Hospital offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.
Assesses, plans, and implements specific occupational therapy treatment programs for individual patients. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team. Supervises work of support personnel.
Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Evaluates patient upon initial encounter to determine need for occupational therapy intervention and makes referrals to other treatment team members as deemed appropriate.
Plans occupational therapy treatment program for each patient, based upon interpretation of evaluation results; interprets evaluation findings for patient, family, and treatment team members.
Develops realistic goals with patient input; explains treatment plan and goals to patient.
Implements treatment or supervises treatment provided by Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, or occupational therapy student. Delegates routine care to supportive personnel as appropriate.
Terminates occupational therapy services when patient has attained maximum benefit from occupational therapy; provides inservice education to members of treatment team to ensure follow-through of treatment program.
Evaluates, records and reports on patients progress for review by other members of the rehabilitative team. Communicates effectively with physician, other members of rehabilitation team and others as indicated regarding treatment plan and patient response to plan.
Completes all required documentation thoroughly and in a timely manner.
Conducts and participates in training medical and nursing personnel in occupational therapy techniques and objectives. Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings. Participates in continuing education program to ensure appropriate units are attained for maintenance of State license. Attends meetings as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned and requested.
Â·The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
High School diploma or equivalent, required
Bachelorâ??s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy, required
Current license as an Occupational Therapist in the State of practice, required
Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
One (1) year of experience in an acute setting strongly preferred
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.