Occupational Therapist - W. Kendall (Part Time with benefits, Day shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 25805
Provides clinical and professional services within the department. Responsible for the evaluation, reevaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care.
Job Specific Duties
Assists the leader in the development and/or the sustaining of new or existing departmental procedures, programs and processes to ensure quality care, and to promote patient referrals.
Demonstrates evidence of internal and/or external collaboration with documentation of implemented outcome in process/program.
Assists leaders with the facilitation and coordination of in-services specific to evidence-based practice/literature review to ensure clinical excellence.
Demonstrates knowledge translation of evidence based care through student education and supervision in the area of expertise.
Demonstrates knowledge translation of evidence based care through training of peers in the area of expertise.
Participates in interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary meetings and other related meetings that pertain to the care of specific patients.
Maintains and documents productivity standards set by leaders.
Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges accurately and in a timely manner as determined by meeting departmental standards.
Ensures documentation reflects evidence based practices in area of expertise.
Accountable to improve access to care for the patients we serve.
Conducts and interprets evaluations based on patient's medical concerns, developmental age, diagnosis, and prognosis. Provides recommendations based on findings.
Maintains active and supportive communication with the patient, caregiver(s), and others regarding progress, problems, home programs, and other issues related to the therapeutic process.
Develops a plan of care outlining area of deficit, activity restrictions, context and assistance needed, and ensures functional, realistic, and measurable treatment goals and/or status of ongoing goals.
Recommends and provides treatments based upon medical, clinical, functional, and observational findings.
Initiates, documents, and prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential or benefit of therapy is reached.
Follows TRAAC and initiates, documents & prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential and/or when benefit of therapy is reached.
Provides proof of at least 1 in-service specific to evidenced-based practices/literature review with a focus on clinical expertise.
Provides proof of at least 1 peer review (case study presentation) with focus on area of clinical expertise incorporating evidenced-based practices into their treatment plan.
Maintains at least 50% or more hours of CEU transcript in area of expertise.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy
State of Florida Professional Occupational Therapist license - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Level II Finger Printing Background Check and Good Moral Character Affidavit - must be initiated within 15 days of hire date and finalized within 90 days of hire date
5 years of pediatric clinical experience (or) 4 years of pediatric clinical experience plus 1 year board certification in a relevant specialty area
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Master's degree preferred.
AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics and/or NBCOT Certification preferred.
Pediatric NDT Certification, Baby NDT Certification, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) Certification, or Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) Certification preferred.
A plus if individual has participated in research, program development, or teaching appointments.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Analytical ability necessary to evaluate patient condition, to interpret and analyze data, assess patient progress, and determine appropriate follow-up.
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
Ability to problem solve and to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's needs.
Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.