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Occupational Therapist Asst-Main Campus

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Allied Health
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Rehab Occupational Therapy 116300
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The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

 
Summary

The primary purpose of the occupational therapy assistant is to:

 

 Provide assistance with administering clinical occupational therapy treatments of all ages and  

 disabilities under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.

 

  Assume responsibility and accountability for providing modalities and treatment procedures as  determined by a therapist driven treatment plan.

 

    Provide treatment is in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.

 

Provide supervision of occupational therapy assistant students and rehabilitation technicians as required by ECPTOTE.

 
 
Key Functions
 
Patient Treatment (55%)

Provide occupational therapy interventions as determined by a treatment plan established by an Occupational Therapist;

Provide patient and family teaching and education;
 
Patient Care Documentation (25%)

Documentation is concise, logical and uses appropriate and approved grammar, spelling and abbreviations.

Documentation supports billing including Gcodes.

Completes all documentation per timeline outlined in department policy and as required to optimize patient care and flow.

Captures charges in accordance with departmental policy

Documentation integrates and synthesizes all objective data and supports current clinical picture.

 
Workload (15%)
Meets targets for volume of billable

Effectively initiates communication with supervisor/peers to assist with patient care when there is a need, such as for priority patients in the inpatient and/or outpatient area, as clinically appropriate

 

Professional Behaviors & Teamwork (5%)

Demonstrates initiative with all department and institutional policies and procedures and is compliant with timelines when indicated.

Establishes reasonable and appropriate performance and development goals on a yearly basis within the required time frames.

Request time off in a manner which minimizes disruptions to patient care and follows institutional and departmental guidelines

 
Other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION:

Required: Associate's Degree. Completion of an Occupational Therapist Assistant Program accredited by the American Occupational Therapist Assistant Association. 


LICENSURE:

Require:  Current Occupational Therapist Assistant license issued by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR). 



It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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