Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY:  Performs adult psychiatric patient evaluations and administers interventions in an inpatient mental health setting. Performs related duties such as departmental performance improvement, research, and clinical education, and serves as clinical specialist to staff.  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 ambulatory care.  Manages patient appointment system and work with front office on service authorization, certification and recertification.  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:
BS/ MS  in occupational therapy; Current Texas license. Specialty Certification
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.

Work Experience (Years and Area): Four years as registered Occupational Therapist

Management Experience (Years and Area): Preferred

Equipment Operated: Competency in Occupational Therapy  equipment

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing Correspondence, Writing /Composing Reports

Bilingual Skills: Spanish, Vietnamese Preferred

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

Work Schedule: Flexible

Other Requirements: Occupational Therapy, Mental Health, Adult Psychiatric OT

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