University of Maryland Medical System
University of Maryland Medical System Linthicum Heights MD United States
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Treating over 330,000 patients every year, the University of Maryland Medical Center is at the vital core of Maryland’s health care system and community. We’re known for our prestigious expertise in innovative research and education, along with the talented staff and advanced centers that make it all possible. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the world’s first center dedicated to trauma, treats more than 7,500 critically injured patients a year with an incredible 97 percent survival rate. We also have one of the nation’s largest kidney and pancreas transplant programs at The Joseph and Corinne Schwartz Division of Transplantation, home to Maryland’s first steroid-free protocol and pancreas/kidney transplant. From our National Cancer Institute-designated UM Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center to The University of Maryland’s Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric centers in the state, we are dedicated to saving and transforming lives.
Position: UMMS Staffing Center Occupational Therapist
Shift: Per Diem/PRN
Salary: $75 / hourLocation: Staffing Center (choose three facilities)
Under general supervision, plan and implement individual treatment programs for individual patients and patient groups, according to the principles and practices of occupational therapy. Provides direct occupational therapy services to referred inpatients and outpatients with medical and psychiatric diagnoses which result in functional limitations, in accordance with generally accepted occupational therapy standards and department procedures.
Principal Responsibilities And Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
• Performs a comprehensive initial evaluation, by administering a battery of standardized and non-standardized tests to evaluate the patient’s level of skill and performance in the following areas: daily living skills, sensorimotor, cognitive, and psychosocial and identifies problems that require occupational therapy intervention. Gathers pertinent information from the patient’s medical record to assist in problem identification and determination of precautions.
• Identifies problems and formulates appropriate individual treatment plans by prioritizing and establishing treatment goals that are objective, functional, and measurable, using occupational therapy theory and principles to guide the clinical reasoning process. Plans and selects the most appropriate treatment modality, method, or procedure to address goals. Selects and implements alternative methods or procedures when goals are not being adequately attained.
• Treats patients individually or in groups utilizing accepted occupational therapy methods, modalities and procedures such as range of motion exercises, strengthening, fine motor coordination, perceptual motor and sensory integrative activities, cognitive skills and retraining, Activities of Daily Living-self-care (ADL) and daily living skills training, orthotic fabrication (making splints), and psychosocial skills. Provides care while maintaining a professional demeanor and treating the patient with respect.
• Uses treatment procedures which address stated goals and plans. Performs continuous assessment of patient progress and modifies treatment plans. Analyzes the effectiveness of treatment in terms of goal achievement or when patient’s progress reaches a plateau.
• Provides patients and caregivers instructions, such as home exercise programs and time management techniques that are specific to the patient’s disability and level of function.
• Records patient evaluations, re-evaluations and care provided in the medical record in accordance with departmental documentation standards.
• Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department, such as patient evaluation results, treatment plans, progress reports, discharge summaries, and other such reports.
• Records patient charges and procedures performed, daily.
• Participates in quality assurance activities, suggests areas for improvement to colleagues in a tactful and considerate manner. Suggests quality assurance topics and alternate treatment techniques to improve occupational therapy services.
• Assumes responsibility to resolve or report clinical and operational issues department leadership for resolution in order
• Bachelor’s Degree plus five years of occupational therapist experience OR Master’s Degree, or Master’s equivalent, or Doctorate of OT, with two years of OT experience required.
• Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist with the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is required.
• Current CPR certification is required.
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