Dynamic inpatient, acute care opportunity at New Mexicoâs only Level 1 trauma center and the stateâs premier teaching hospital. This is a rotating position within the hospital for all adult ICU and progressive care units. As a member of the UNMH occupational therapy team, you will be part of a rehab department encompassing both O.T. and P.T. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of adult acute care units and, if desired, may rotate through the Childrenâs Hospital of N.M. You will work with a group of highly skilled therapists and medical teams. Educational opportunities abound. Many of our therapists also teach in the UNM Occupational Therapy and/or Physical Therapy educational programs. Experience preferred however, new grads are welcome and, if selected, will be supported with a strong mentorship program.
Organize and deliver occupational therapy to facilitate rehabilitation of the physically-impaired following disease, injury, or surgical intervention. Direct patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance; facilitate learning of skills and functions necessary for adaptation and productivity. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
ASSESSMENT - Evaluate patient to determine treatment goals; outline delivery of therapy according to assessed needs
THERAPY PLAN - Plan therapy program to include sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities designed to help patients regain physical functions or to adjust to handicaps
CONSULTATION - Consult with members of rehabilitative team in therapy delivery; consult with medical staff on patient care
THERAPY - Select constructive therapy suited to patient needs
EDUCATION - Educate patients on skills and techniques required for participation in therapy program; evaluate progress, attitudes and behavior as related to rehabilitative potential
SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT - Order supplies and equipment
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT - Clean and repair tools and equipment
TRAINING - Conduct or participate in training medical/nursing/ancillary personnel in occupational therapy techniques and objectives
DEVICES - Design and fit adaptive devices for patient use
DOCUMENTATION - Document patient care activities; process patient billing
SUPERVISION - Supervise and instruct occupational therapy students and volunteers as delegated; delegate patient treatment responsibilities to ancillary staff as appropriate
CUSTOMER/STAFF RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospital employees
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
One of the following:
Occupational Therapist New Mexico License with New Mexico Occupational Therapy Practice Board
Temporary Occupational Therapist New Mexico License with New Mexico Occupational Therapy Practice Board; Obtain permanent License within three months of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
1 year directly related experience
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required
Working Conditions Requirements:
Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals, dangerous equipment and/or materials requiring basic safety precautions