Occupational Therapist II
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
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): Two (2) Years Work Experience as a OT. Will accept minimum 1 year experience as an OT with 2 years' experience as a COTA for candidates having experience as a COTA and have completed a bridge program to be licensed as an OT. Half (1/2) credit given for prior COTA experience, cap at 5 years of experience.
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.