Occupational Therapist, Pediatric - PRN

Updated: 15 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA

Summary:

Evaluates patients with known or suspected health conditions and performs therapeutic treatment procedures as indicated.  Makes patient referrals to other health care agencies/disciplines as indicated.  Instructs patients and family members in individualized activity programs designed to maximize functional abilities. Completes timely documentation. Preference to experience in feeding, eating, and swallowing in pediatrics but not required. Employee would have to be available for daytime hours. Employee is also responsible for supporting the mission and goals of Creighton Pediatric Therapy:

Mission: Creighton Pediatric Therapy will be a center of excellence in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy for clinical services, research, and education.           


Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an occupational therapy education program is required.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice Occupational Therapy by the Nebraska State Department of Health is required. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required.
  • Experience in pediatric occupational therapy preferred.
  • End degree or specialty practice certification preferred. Display proficiency in the use of common occupational therapy standardized assessments, an understanding of childhood development, and the use of treatment procedures.
  • Completion of HIPAA and immunization requirements prior to patient care.
  • Completion of NPI number and insurance plan credentialing prior to independent patient care.
  • Completion of background check and drug screen during the pre-employment process.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Display proficiency in the use of common occupational therapy standardized assessments
  • Understanding of childhood development, and the use of treatment procedures.
  • Completion of HIPAA and immunization requirements prior to patient care.
  • Completion of NPI number and insurance plan credentialing prior to independent patient care.
  • Completion of background check and drug screen during the pre-employment process
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests.
  • Ability to resolve conflict amongst staff and to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to concentrate and focus on projects.
  • Possesses creative systems thinking to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions.
  • Self-control and stress tolerance in dealing with multiple requests and conflicting demands from multiple customers.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYEES OF CREIGHTON PEDIATRIC THERAPY

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the Mission, Purpose and Philosophy of Creighton Pediatric Therapy.
  • Adheres to ethical business practices by striving to perform in a manner that conforms to the highest standards of ethical behavior, integrity and honesty.
  • Takes initiative and responsibility for decisions as an individual and as a company. Exhibits commitment to personal, business, and university goals.
  • Participates in the ongoing development of competencies, capabilities, technology and the resources needed to achieve high standards of efficiency and effectiveness. Approaches everything with the passion and desire to meet the highest standards.
  • Places needs of the patient first at all times. Care management and service delivery are developed with the goals of the patient’s healing and support in mind. Strives to deliver lasting value to our patients and families.
  • Strives to help lead the industry through vision, technology, innovation, and customer service. Strives to make a difference in the lives of our employees, patients, and community. Encourages a positive environment and experience for co-workers and patients.
  • Treats employees, patients, and business partners with respect. Fosters teamwork by trusting and supporting each other while encouraging collaboration at all levels of the organization. Embraces diversity and demonstrates the ability to work together.
  • Promotes a safe and efficient working environment by adhering to agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all agency and patient related information. Protects patient rights as defined in the patient Bill of Rights.
  • Maintains proper attendance and punctuality to ensure that the department is operated in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Adheres to departmental and agency dress codes as observed by supervisor.
  • Communicates information effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, required in-services, agency PI activities and other meetings as requested.
  • Utilizes material, equipment and time in a safe, beneficial, and cost effective manner
  • Organizes workload to complete responsibilities in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Observe infection control and standard precautions.

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 75-100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 40 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 0 – 24%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No


  
APP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

  

Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

 
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