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Occupational Therapist Behavioral Health

Job Ref: 23143

Talent Area: PT/OT

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: PT/OT - Psych

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: PRN

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary


1. Performs comprehensive patient evaluations, sets appropriate patient goals, develops effective treatment plans, and adheres to patient care and documentation timelines and guidelines per Department Policy and Procedure (10%). 

2. Provides safe, functionally relevant, and effective treatment interventions (10%) 

3. Plays an active role in the discharge planning process (D/C Rounds, Team Conferences, equipment recommendation/ordering, consulting with Care Manager, etc.) (10%) 

4. Supervises the clinical aspects of care delegated to technical and supportive personnel (5%) 

5. Strives to achieve high level of customer satisfaction (patients, physicians, co-workers, visitors, etc.) (10%)

6. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills (written and verbal communication, ability to deal with difficult situations, etc.) (10%)

7. Works efficiently and effectively to achieve Department standard for productivity (10%)

8. Successfully completes all annual requirements on time for continued employment (10%) E.F. a. State Professional Licensure b. Job Skills comptentency Assessment c. Age-specific comptentency Assessment d. CPR Certification e. Mandatory Safety Tests

9. Demonstrates the componets of I CARE values statement and ServicePride standards. (10%).

10. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards (10%)

11. Performs other job-related duties as requested (5%)      

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS      Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy      

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS      Minimum of 1 year`s experience. Psychiatric and phys-dis experience preferred. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED      Current licensure with the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers      

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED     1. Strong interpersonal skills 2. Must complete Physical Therapy (PT)/ Occupational Therapy (OT) Competency Assessment upon hire and on annual basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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