Job Description

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Performs patient evaluations and administers interventions in inpatient or outpatient settings. Performs related duties such as departmental performance improvement and clinical education, and serves as clinical supervisors to assistant and support personnel. Adheres to practice act, regulations and rules, departmental policy and procedure, and documentation and reimbursement rules applicable to the setting. Participates in patient's case management. Manages patient appointment system and works with front office on service authorization when needed. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:
Bachelors or Masters in occupational therapy. Current or eligible for Texas license
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.

Work Experience: Entry level: Candidates having experience as a COTA and have completed a bridge program to be licensed as an OT, will be eligible for hire as a OTI. Half (1/2) credit given for prior COTA experience, cap at 5 years of experience.

Equipment Operated: Competency in Occupational Therapy equipment

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Required: No - Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese preferred
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)

Other Skills:
Analytical, CRT, Medical Terms, Research, P.C., MS Word

Work Schedule: Weekends, Flexible

Application Instructions

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