Position Description

TMC HealthCare

TMC HealthCare is Southern Arizona's regional nonprofit hospital system with Tucson Medical Center at its core. Each day staff comes to work to use their skills and expertise to improve the health of the entire community, from birth to the end of life.

Occupational Therapist - Outpatient Therapy
Job Category Therapies
Schedule Full time
Shift 1 - Day Shift
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$5,000 sign-on bonus for candidates with 2+ years of experience! 

Come join our experienced neurological multi-disciplinary team in a  brand new expanded clinic! Caseload is 1:1 patient care with a private treatment office and extensive gym space and equipment.  Opportunity to treat other diagnoses as well (UE overuse injuries, EDS,  POTS).

TMC Outpatient Therapy provides occupational, physical and speech therapy, along with nutritional services for patients age 14 and up. We created our clinic space to allow for multi-disciplinary collaboration on your care as well as the ease of having multiple therapy appointments (PT/OT/ST) on one day. With compassion and expertise, we guide our patients’ efforts in achieving the highest level of function and quality of life throughout their care. 

Occupational therapists treat patients who have injuries, illnesses or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Our team can help with:

  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and joint hypermobility
  • Neurological conditions
  • PWR certified for Parkinson’s treatment
  • Persistent pain

SUMMARY:

Evaluates and treats patients within an acute care hospital or outpatient clinic settings.  Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine the extent of patient’s impairment and prognosis for improvement.  Maintains and evaluates records and prepares electronic reports on patient’s progress.    

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine the extent of patients’ impairment and prognosis for improvement; analyzes testing and other pertinent information to create individual treatment plans.

Gathers and reviews pertinent data from a variety of sources and develops specific goals and treatment plans; re-evaluates and modifies plans periodically based on findings and progresses level of treatment, as necessary.

Considers specific patient variables such as overall medical condition, stamina, motivation, etc. in planning treatment programs.

Prepares  electronic documentation as required by the profession and department, such as evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, progress reports and other such reports.

Communicates with medical and allied health personnel regarding patients’ progress, needs and discharge planning. 

Chooses, fits, and trains patients in the use of appropriate assistive devices, adaptive equipment, or orthotics. 

Documents patient care efficiently, timely and effectively through  electronic communication.

Provides instruction in therapeutic procedures to be continued by the patient, or family/caregiver.

Conducts, or participates in training medical and other personnel in therapy techniques and objectives.

Coordinates with other service areas to ensure proper patient care.

Supervises  Occupational Therapy Assistants, aides and therapy students according to departmental policy and professional standards; delegates treatment and treatment modalities to appropriate personnel.

Engages with colleagues inter/intra departmentally for constant process improvement.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy required. Master’s degree or Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Acute Therapy:  One (1) – two (2) years of acute inpatient, or acute rehabilitation experience required. Will consider appropriate experience acquired during student fieldwork. Pediatric Therapy:  One (1) year of pediatric experience preferred.  Will consider exceptional new graduate candidates. Adult Outpatient Therapy: One (1) year of adult outpatient therapy experience preferred. Will consider exceptional new graduate with substantial outpatient student fieldwork. 

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current state of Arizona Occupational Therapist license required and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.  Other certifications maybe required per department.

 

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