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Occupational Therapist Fellow-Egleston

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Requisition #:  30538

JOB SUMMARY

The fellow will complete curriculum requirements for purpose of advancing the occupational therapist fellow's ability to provide specialty care in the area of pediatric occupational therapy.  Pursue opportunities for ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry.  Prepare for  board certification as  a Pediatric Specialist.  Provide the highest quality age-appropriate care for patients within the scope of practice and established standards for physical therapy.  Function effectively as a member of the rehabilitation team and supports the mission of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Proactively support the efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and to promote a safe environment at Children's.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • BLS certification required within 30 days of hire

EXPERIENCE*

  • Two (2) years of pediatric experience in Occupational therapy

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Knowledge of pediatric theory and practice

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective communication of information.
  • Positive interpersonal skills and ability to function in an interdisciplinary environment.  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Evaluates patients meeting established standards.
  2. Plans and implements effective and appropriate treatment so that functional outcomes are achieved.
  3. Completes documentation meeting departmental standards for content, accuracy, and timeliness.
  4. Includes family/caregiver in patient care and provides effective education and documentation appropriate for learning needs of patient and family.
  5. While clinical staff may serve a specific patient population, they have the potential to care for patients within the age population range served at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Clinical staff will have competencies that will incorporate age specific guidelines.  This age population includes:

                             N = Neonate (less than 30 days)

                             I = Infant (30 days to 1 year)

                             EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years)

                             LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years)

                             A = Adolescent (13-17 years)

                             AD = Adult

                             ALL - all ages

  6. Participate in didactic and clinical experiences as outlined in Occupational Therapy Residency Curriculum.
  7. Complete all required areas of Occupational Therapy Residency program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
  8. Complete program and instructor evaluations.
  9. Contribute to resources, body of knowledge and evidence in departments of rotation as requested by instructor.
  10. Promote excellence in pediatric occupational therapy practice through scientific inquiry, investigation, and application of knowledge in clinical setting.
  11. Further promote excellence in service delivery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by providing formal and informal opportunities for learning to colleagues.
  12. Complete portfolio and requirements to obtain board certification in the area of Pediatrics.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with patients, staff and visitors

Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

Location:  Egleston  -  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Professional - Rehab


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Therapy, Pediatric, Patient Care, Healthcare