Occupational Therapist II
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
Performs patient evaluations and administers interventions in inpatient settings which include acute care, mental health unit, PM&R Inpatient Program and skilled nursing unit. Performs related duties such as departmental performance improvement and clinical education, and serves as clinical supervisors to assistant and support personnel. Also serves as resource to program or product line development. Adheres to practice act, regulations and rules, departmental policy and procedure, and documentation and reimbursement rules applicable to acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, or skilled nursing facility. Participates in patients case management with multidisciplinary team. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients.
Bachelors or Masters in occupational therapy. Current Texas license
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Work Experience (Years and Area): 2 years as registered Occupational Therapist
Equipment Operated: Competency in Occupational Therapy equipment
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Required: No - Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese preferred
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Analytical, CRT, Medical Terms, Research, P.C., MS Word,
Advance Training Specialty: Specialty certification preferred
Doctorate Major: Occupational Therapy
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: Previous work experience in acute care, inpatient rehab or skilled nursing setting is preferred.