MD Anderson Cancer Center Per Diem Occupation Therapist in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson CancerCenter is to eliminate cancerin Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, researchand prevention, and througheducation for undergraduate and graduate students,trainees, professionals, employeesand the public.

SUMMARY

This is a per diem position working at least 19 hours a week. Provision of Occupational therapyservices

WORKACTIVITIES

Patient Assessment (25%):

Assess patients' needs by selectingand performing appropriate assessment tools including protocols and procedures aligned with evidence based practice and minimum data set.

Develop & revise interventions, programs as neededto achieve positive outcomes.

Identify patient/family communication style. Seek alternateforms of communication with patients, family&/or staff when necessary

Identifies and implements appropriate outcome measures for patient population to track functionalchanges and outcomesat initial evaluation and follow up treatments.

Patient Treatment/Quality (20%)

Identify and initiate evidencebased occupational therapyinterventions which result in improved/maintained patient functional status

Provide patientand family teachingand education

Demonstrates proficiency in timely,efficient and appropriate ordering of DME

Delegates and supervises appropriately occupational therapy assistants and rehab techs, including requireddocumentation per PracticeActs.

Effectively responds to emergencies and I or unsafe situations

Patient Care Documentation (25%)

Documentation is concise, logicaland uses appropriate and approved grammar,spelling and abbreviations.

Documentation supports billing including Geodes.

Completes all documentation per timeline outlinedin department policyand as required to optimizepatient care and flow.

Captures charges in accordance with departmental policy

Documentation integrates and synthesizes all objective data and supportscurrent clinical picture.

Patient Care Workload (15%):

Meets targets for volume of billable

Effectively manages workload to balance completion of consults and treatments.

Effectively initiates communication with supervisor/peers to assist with patient care when there is a need, such as for priority patients in the inpatient and/or outpatient area, as clinically appropriate

Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy.

All of the following: Current license to practice Occupational Therapist in the state of Texas issued by Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html