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Occupational Therapist - PRN - Adolescent Psych

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Occupational Therapist - PRN - Adolescent Psych to join our team!We are here for life's journey.Where is your life journey taking you?Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health.Department4 Pav M Adolescent PsychThe following positions within Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry, Inpatient Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatric Emergency Services, CARES, and Outpatient Behavioral Health Services are offering the opportunity to enroll in a new program offering a cash incentive to recognize your work treating patients with substance use disorders. This program is sponsored through the ACCESS (Advancing Careers, Competencies, and Equity in Substance Treatment Services) grant. Employees must be > 0.6 FTE to be eligible. 50% of the bonus will be received 90 days after signing the program contract.
- Registered Nurses (RNs) may earn up to $7,500 by December 2024
- Behavioral Health Technicians (BHTs) may earn up to $2,500 by December 2024

Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry provides care for adolescents ages 12-21 admitted to the hospital for evaluation, assessment, and treatment of psychiatric issues. Adolescents are admitted out of concern for safety and to prevent any worsening of their condition. The program is designed to encourage progress in a therapeutic, educational, nurturing, and structured environment. The adolescent unit uses a multidisciplinary approach to include registered nurses and behavioral health technicians to monitor the patient's entire stay, 24/7. The treatment team of clinicians includes psychiatrists, clinical social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapy. The adolescent unit features an in-facility school through the Colorado Department of Education. The adolescent unit comprises of 21 beds. Staffing ratios include a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:5 and behavioral health technician ratio of 1:8. These ratios create safe, dignified, individualized patient care.Job SummaryUnder general supervision, delivers safe and competent occupational therapy as ordered by a physician. Plans, organizes and implements specific treatment programs or individual patients according to the principles and practices of occupational therapy. Develops, improves, or restores skills in activities of daily living, work, or functional activities. Directs and supervises work of support personnel.Essential Functions:General Operations (20%):

  • Performs occupational therapy treatment procedures and techniques in a timely, efficient and efficacious manner while utilizing support staff effectively and appropriately. Delegates patient care responsibilities per guidelines. Evaluates quality of care delegated to support personnel. Utilizes evidence-based occupational therapy treatment interventions.
  • Demonstrates and articulates sound clinical reasoning in synthesizing complex evaluation data identifying diagnosis and developing a comprehensive plan of care. Develops and update appropriate plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family and related to the patient's age and lifestyle with measurable long and short term goals and a defined D/C plan.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills. Utilizes constructive communication skills for participation in: patient/family interactions, conferences, rounds, peer consultation, and operational communications. Conducts self in a professional manner in diverse environments and situations.
  • Completes patient and medical record documentation. Documentation is timely, pertinent, precise and efficient. Documentation meets agency and department standards.
  • Performs all required data collection for department and agency accurately and within designated time frame. Consistently meets designated patient care productivity standards.
  • Demonstrates competency skills in required areas of practice. Utilizes appropriate methods and materials for effective learning, monitoring response to education, and adapting program appropriately. Expands occupational therapy evidence and knowledge in practice.
  • Provides clinical education experience for students per request of supervisor or designee. Assists in orientation/training of new employees, OT students, hospital staff, and precepts new employees during orientation, as assigned. Trains and educates patients, family members and care-givers in therapy principles, methods and techniques in order to achieve intended outcomes.
  • Actively supports and participates in agency/department performance improvement and program development efforts. Contributes to overall quality, efficiency and productivity of work group and department.Departmental Duties (20%):
    • Collaborates with appropriate parties to coordinate patient treatment authorization.
    • Updates and completes patient information per department guidelines to ensure timely and efficient transfer of patient care between care-givers.
    • Completes patient charges per department guidelines.
    • Achieves productivity standards
    • Participates in performance improvement and quality enhancement projects.Evaluation (20%):
      • Completes a thorough evaluation based on presenting diagnosis and pertinent information regarding the patient.
      • Initiates evaluation prior to treatment.
      • Completes appropriate data bases, problem lists, treatment goals and individualized plan of care
      • Treatment and goals are based on specific problems identified by evaluation.Treatment (10%):
        • Clearly identifies treatment potential.
        • Sets goals to be objective, measurable, reasonable, and described in functional or behavioral terms. A time frame for goal achievement is stated.
        • Involves patient and family/significant other in goal setting where appropriate.
        • Modifies treatment plan with re-evaluation or changes in patient status and coincides with goal and plan.
        • Ensures the treatment used is appropriate to the diagnosis and is modified to meet the changing needs or changing response to therapeutic intervention.Discharge (10%):
          • Bases discharge on goal achievement, change in medical status, or departmental policy.
          • Provides discharge instructions to patient/family/significant other appropriate for age, and learning ability, need for adaptive equipment is identified and addressed.
          • Completes discharge summary and makes recommendations for follow-up are made.Communication (10%):
            • Completes patient care documentation successfully.
            • Updates and completes patient documentation to reflect patient's current clinical status daily.
            • Provides direction to support and assistant staff.
            • Participates in timely and constructive remediation of problems and/or concerns.
            • Maintains current data bases, evaluations, progress notes and discharge summaries according to department standards.
            • Attends clinics, rounds, meetings and/or conferences, as assigned to report on patients and provides feedback.Documentation (10%):
              • Completes documentation and conference notes.
              • Meets the minimum stated departmental requirements for monthly productivity.Education:
                • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree or above in accredited Occupational Therapy Program. National Registration required. RequiredWork Experience:
                  • 1-3 years experience in an occupational therapy/rehab setting.Licenses:
                    • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required
                    • OT-Occupational Therapist - DORA - Department of Regulatory Agencies RequiredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:
                      • Knowledge of theory, principles and practice of occupational therapy.
                      • Knowledge of safety principles in patient care environment.
                      • Knowledge of standards, policies and procedures of Denver Health as they pertain to occupational therapy.
                      • Ability to integrate requirements of the facility and/or regulatory agencies into clinical decisions and documentation.
                      • Ability to demonstrate competency for occupational therapy treatment methods, techniques and approaches per professional and agency standards. Ability to meet physical requirements of job classification (lift, pull/push, carry, transfer patients, etc...).
                      • Ability to abide by the ethical guidelines as outlined by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
                      • Ability to successfully modify communication style and approach according to the situation in order to promote positive results.ShiftWork TypePRN/IntermittentSalary$34.45 - $51.68 / hrBenefits
                        • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
                        • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
                        • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
                        • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
                        • Tuition reimbursement & assistance
                        • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
                        • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
                        • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
                        • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employerOur Values
                          • Respect
                          • Belonging
                          • Accountability
                          • TransparencyAll job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

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