Occupational Therapist PDM
For more than a century, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center has provided high-quality healthcare for residents of the Salt Lake Valley. Conveniently located near the heart of the city, this historic hospital remains one of the most trusted medical centers in all of Utah. Today you’ll find the most advanced medical technology in a world-class facility, a staff committed to staying on the leading edge of healthcare and patients who still find the kind of comfort and caring for which Salt Lake Regional always has been known.
Some areas of expertise include: Emergency Medicine, Heart Care, Cancer Care, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Diagnostic Imaging, Surgical Services, and Behavioral Health among others.
Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering Occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and physical agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The Occupational therapist coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to support staff (Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Aide). The Occupational therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in Performance Improvement activities. Ensures that patient changes are accurate and entered on a timely basis.
Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of a patient; possess the ability to identify requirements of each patient relative to his or her age specific needs and to proved the care needed as described in the unit’s policies and procedures skills check lists. Must be able to respect diversity of each person’s values, culture, spiritual beliefs, and other socio-economic issues in addressing the needs of patients, visitors, and co-workers. Other duties as assigned.
Age of population served: Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric
• Adheres to hospital and department dress code, appearance is neat and clean. Is conscientious in regard to personal hygiene.
• Completes annual educational requirements
o Department Skills Day
o Completed Steward U Assignments in a timely manner
• Maintains regulatory requirements.
o Utah State Licensure
o BLS Certification
• Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time. Has 3% or fewer incidents of
• Unscheduled absences yearly.
• Skills remain current by reading/attending educational presentations. Participates in at least 8 hours department, hospital, or job related education yearly.
• Attends a minimum of 80% staff/in-service meetings and reads and signs all minutes of meetings not attended.
• Wears identification while on duty, uses time system consistently and correctly.
Current Utah State Occupational Therapy Licensure, Graduate of an approved School of Occupational Therapy. BLS Certifications. Previous experience in all aspects of Occupational therapy services required or the ability to learn and demonstrate competency after successful completion of a training program.
Job Specific Criteria:
Employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area. The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care might be gained through education, training, and experience.
• Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effectively, recommends change to physicians as needed.
• Ability to perform an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided.
• Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluated effectiveness of learning. Family is included in teaching as appropriate.
• Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy modalities.
• Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family.
• Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
• Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team.
• Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
• Maintains records pertinent to operation of the department.
• Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
• Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments. Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care.
• Documentation meets current standards and policies.
• Has completed annual department specific/age specific skills check lists.
• Respects diversity of each individual (patients, visitors, vendors, co-workers).
• Assures patient confidentiality.
• Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests physical therapy equipment to ensure it is functioning safely and efficiently.
• Is able to identify and apply principles of the National Patient Safety Goals.
• Is able to identify the hospital core measures and how the apply to the Physical Therapy Department.
• Participates in departmental and hospital Performance Improvement Activities.
• Consistently strives to promote customer service in all aspects of job
Ability to read, understand, and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages helpful.
Basic computer knowledge. Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy, modalities, anatomy and physiology. Ability to use physical therapy machinery.
Position is classified as OSHA Category I, where regular job duties have continuous potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens throughout the day. For physical demands of position including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.