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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company: Common Spirit
Location: Carmichael
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area's largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community's well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement.

Responsibilities

The Assistant provides direct and indirect physical therapy or occupational therapy services under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist or registered occupational therapist. Services include implementation of patient treatment programs planned by a Licensed Physical Therapist or registered occupational therapist. The assistant implements patient treatment programs planned by an Physical Therapist or occupational therapist, provides objective feedback on patient's performance, assists in the development and enhancement of therapeutic environment, and participation in program development and quality improvement activities as appropriate. The Assistant demonstrates competency in the treatment of general rehabilitation population, including pediatrics, adult and geriatric patients depending upon the site/level of care.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

* Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
* Flexible spending accounts
* Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
* Adoption Assistance
* Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
* Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
* Paid Time Off (PTO)
* Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
* Retirement Programs
* Wellness Programs

Qualifications

Experience:

* Experience as a Physical Therapy assistant or Occupational Therapist.

Education:

* Graduation from an approved Physical Therapy Assistant program or Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Or successfully passing the equivalency examination and California licensure/eligibility as a physical therapy assistant or eligibility for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. and a California License, or eligibility, to practice Occupational Therapy.

Licensure:

* Physical or Occupational Therapy Assistant
* BLS (AHA)

Special Skills:

* Understand and apply physical therapy or occupational therapy theories as a framework for treatment.
* Develop and implement appropriate patient treatment plan.
* Complete and maintain records of Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy observations, treatments, and actions.
* Plan and organize work effectively and efficiently.
* Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians, nursing staff, and other hospital personnel.
* Maintain the confidentiality of medical information.
* Fully meet the obligations of the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.
* Flexibility to work within a changing health care environment.
* Pursue progressive level of expertise by independent study, conferencing education courses, in-service participation etc.

Training:

* Knowledge of: Current physical therapy or Occupational therapy techniques, standards, principles, and procedures.
* Human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on musculoskeletal, circulatory, and nervous systems, medical terminology.
* Proper body mechanics, infection control procedures.

Keywords: Common Spirit, Carmichael , Occupational Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Carmichael, California

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