Covenant Health

  • Occupational Therapist (OT)

    Parkwest Medical Center
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    Sr. Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy

    Full Time, Day Shift, Must work 1 weekend per month; Weekday hours are 6am - 2:30pm Tues - Friday and 8am - 4:30pm Mondays.


    Position Summary: Under general supervision; plans, evaluates and implements treatment programs for occupational therapy patients. Responsible for additional job responsibilities which may include: program development, clinical coordination of students, scheduling of supportive staff and coordinating continuing education requirements.


    1. Independent clinical practice - including evaluation and specialized treatment of patients

    • Performs patient evaluations (initial, progress, and discharge evaluations), establishes treatment plans, makes recommendations, and sets goals in accordance with patient needs and evidence based practice.
    • Meets established targets for passive/active treatment ratios
    • Involves patient and family in treatment, education and goal setting. Coordinates with other medical personnel regarding patient’s progress, needs and discharge planning.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and competency including providing for age-specific needs of the population served.

    2. Serves as a resource person for staff on an ongoing basis.

    • Provides 4 hours education/mentorship time per year. This includes:
    • Peer counseling/Mentorship
    • Community lectures/Volunteer
    • In-services/Case studies
    • Participates in development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care and evidence based This includes:
    • Evidence based practice protocols
    • Clinical outcomes analysis and communication to team
    • New policy development
    • QI/QA

    3. Maintains and updates patient documentation in accordance with professional, departmental, organizational, and payer guidelines and timeframes. Maintains established targets for compliance with chart audits.


    4. Meets established target for:

    • Quality/outcome measures
    • Service/patient satisfaction measures
    • Financial/productivity measures
    • Growth/patients-per-day measures

    5. Demonstrates leadership including but not limited to:

    • Participates in development and implementation of new and current programs.
    • Participates in training, orientation and supervision of support staff
    • Participates in orientation of new licensed staff
    • Acts as Clinical Instructor for at least one student per year as available.
    • Participates in peer evaluations for competency assessment.
    • Assists with continuing education courses hosted by Covenant Health
    • Participates in professional organization/meetings (TOTA, AOTA)
    • Volunteers for Covenant Health activities such as the marathon, golf tournament, sports physicals, employee education, etc.

    6. Completes partnering activities per established targets per month.

    • Physician office visits
    • Community lectures/volunteer
    • Case Manager visits/marketing
    • In-services

    7. Adheres to the standards of behavior and hospital policies and procedures (including regulatory compliance, safety, environmental, and infection control) in the performance of work duties.


    8. Completes mandatory assignments including CBL’s, CPR, TB tests, flu shots, required meetings, etc.


    9. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


    Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority


    Minimum Experience: New grads welcome!


    Licensure Requirement : Current Tennessee Occupational Therapy license. CPR required.


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