Expected Starting Salary: 24.34 - 29.87 SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Plans and administers medically prescribed physical and occupational therapy treatment programs for patients to restorefunction, relieve pain, and prevent disability.
SCOPE: To provide direct patient care upon referral. To participate in patient care activities in collaboration with other Cincinnati Children's health care professionals; clinics and community agencies.
Fiscal Responsibilities Understands the need for individual productivity targets and works proactively with supervisor(s) to establish a reasonable target based upon departmental need and assigned non-reimbursable activities. Continuously self- monitors performance in the area of productivity and develops an action plan when target is not being met. Accurately completes charges daily following departmental guidelines regarding coding and charging. Proactively works with schedulers, supervisor(s), and peers to insure that time created by no shows, cancellations, and/or low census is used efficiently and productively and that departmental needs are being met.
Clinical Knowledge and Skills Performs assessments and treatment planning, and implements treatment utilizing sound knowledge of normal development and information from appropriate resources. Takes into consideration the psycho-social needs of the patient and family throughout the provision of care and includes them in the decision making process. Utilizes a variety of evidenced based interventions, modifying the plan based on the patient's progress and response to treatment. Facilitates carry-over of progress by providing a comprehensive and updated home program. Effectively implements Guidelines for Determining Frequency of Therapy from onset of therapy to discharge. Demonstrates effective and ongoing communication with all members of the healthcare team, including patient, caregivers, and/or parents.
Clinical Responsibilities Performs in a manner which conforms to the AOTA/APTA Code of Ethics and appropriate legal and departmental requirements for the practice of OT during treatment, documentation and communication. Meets and/or exceeds the expectations of customers (i.e. physicians, patients, families, etc.) in the delivery of patient care. Takes initiative for completion of required competencies for assignment(s). Assumes responsibility for mentoring, orienting, and training of co-workers as appropriate. Willingly volunteers and accepts responsibility for participation in student clinical training. Completes all indirect patient care activities and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner. Actively participates in departmental projects assuming responsibility for timely and effective outcomes. Shares leadership responsibilities within the department and CCHMC.
Clinical Documentation Assumes responsibility for understanding the documentation requirements for assigned area and for becoming competent in use of the designated system/format. Demonstrates proficiency in all documentation so that it is completed in a timely and thorough manner. Follows established CCHMC, departmental and/or agency standards regarding documentation and distribution of written and/or electronic documents. Completes documentation so that patient's progress and status is clearly discernible. Submits documentation with complete and accurate representation of time spent that supports daily charges.
Evidence Based Practice and Research Utilizes clinical pathways, assessments, and tools identified by the division as best practice to guide the delivery of care. Actively reviews current literature and uses information to guide practice. Participates in evidence based practice initiatives within the division such as serving as an EBP team member or leader and/or participating on a Clinical Specialty Committee or Journal Club. Demonstrates an understanding of the critical need for research in the field of OT and is aware of the research activities within the department and CCHMC. Participates in research activities based upon clinical assignment and interest.
Bachelor's degree in a related field
0 - 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline
Physical Therapist License
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