The NICU Occupational Therapist evaluates and provides direct patient care for babies in the NICU with the following disorders: neurological, musculoskeletal, genetic, neuromuscular, fine motor, sensorimotor, visual motor/visual perceptual and developmental delay as well as traumatic injuries, swallowing disorders, and those at risk for developmental delay secondary to severe prematurity. This person provides consultation and programming including patient and caregiver education. This person is responsible for overseeing developmental care of all babies in the NICU, staff and family education/training, referrals and consultations to outside agencies, documentation, participation in weekly NICU rounds, facilitating and planning the Developmental Care Committee, and computer input of all charges. The Occupational Therapist will deliver care with a team-orientation, an emphasis on good customer relations, sound clinical judgment and appropriate decision-making abilities that take into consideration evidenced based practice.
Education & Experience
Bachelor or Masters degree in Occupational Therapy
Pediatric and NICU experience
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification
Current permit or license to practice occupational therapy in the State of Texas
Certification as necessary in certain areas in the Medical Center
Internal Number: 49848-42471
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community.