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Therapist / Occupational Therapist Job in Littleton, Colorado / Hospital

Company: Encompass Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Job Description:

The Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In addition, the position:-- Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, caregivers, and departmental and interdepartmental relationships.-- Requires competency in occupational therapy evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.-- Requires task delegation and supervision of occupational therapist assistants and technicians.-- Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met.-The Occupational Therapist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment--Benefits-To attract and retain the best professionals, we offer a comprehensive and competitive Benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), college savings plan, employee assistance program, pre-paid legal plan and much more.- For more information on available Benefits, please click here.-Who will you treat? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our therapist can expect to spend an average of 2-4 weeks with our patients treating a wide clinical caseload such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our patients are discharged directly home.-We use evidence-based practice guidelines to treat our patients.- We utilize our clinical outcomes to assess and improve our treatment interventions and programs. We participate in a national outcomes database, which provides benchmarks and sophisticated outcome reports to help us continually analyze and improve our patient outcomes.-You will use-standard and advanced therapy technologies- depending on hospital location, some equipment used such as Auto Ambulators, Bioness, Interactive Metronome, Hand Mentor, SmartStep, Anodyne, Wii and CAPs may be available.-Helping you become a better therapist is critical to our success -- You will be paired with mentors; attend in-house as well as external educational programs. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and medical staff; a great way to learn beyond your own discipline.-Job Code: 100006--: -: --
License or Certification:-- Must be in possession of current state license or certification on or before the first day of employment.-- CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy.-Education, Training and Experience:-- -Successful completion of a degree from an accredited therapy program or one that is determined to be substantially equivalent to a U.S. accredited program by an appropriate certifying agency preferred.-Physical Requirements:-
- Good visual acuity and ability to communicate-- Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements Address: 1001 West Mineral Avenue, Littleton 80120 Shift: Day Job Job ID: 1723836

Keywords: Encompass Health, Denver, Therapist / Occupational Therapist Job in Littleton, Colorado / Hospital, Healthcare, Denver, Colorado

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