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Occupational Therapist - Lakewood Hospital - Internal Applic Job at Cleveland Clinic
LAKEWOOD, Ohio 44107
10 May, 2012
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Occupational Therapist - Lakewood Hospital - Internal Applic
Summary: Evaluates and treats patients with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or psychosocial deficits which impact their abilities to successfully perform independent living skills.
Job Responsibilities: Assesses patient 's ability to safely and effectively perform independent living skills and designs the appropriate plan of care, including type and frequency of treatment. Implements the treatment plan using appropriate modalities and documents subjective and objective findings of patient progress. Educates the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits. Directs and supervises the activities of support personnel. Acts a clinical instructor or participates in the education and evaluation of students Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors degree required. Must be graduate of an Occupational Therapy Program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Experience: Experience in clinical area preferred
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current Ohio Licensure as Occupational Therapist BLS for Healthcare providers
Physical Requirements: Ability to walk without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling. Ability to meet physical demands characterized at the heavy level defined by 1993 Leonard Matheson & Ministry of Labor. Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program. Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse. Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements and to read all patient monitors. Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families. Ability to hear at a conversational level to understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.
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