Posted on: May 16, 2022
Nemours is seeking an Occupational Therapist (Outpatient Therapy
Services), FULL-TIME, for our Nemours Children's Health team in
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest
addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed
pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency
Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric
clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the
region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours
Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the
latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the
children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of
bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also
provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located
throughout the region.
Provides Occupational Therapy evaluation, treatment, and
consultation independently to typical patients within a program,
under the prescription of a physician and within the guidelines
designated by departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
Expands knowledge of less common populations seen within the
program through mentorship and educational opportunities. Previous
experience and/or strong interest in Feeding preferred.
Direct Patient Care Responsibilities
- Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics,
adolescents, and adults; completes at least 75% of Level I OT
- Demonstrates proficiency in the care of neonates as required by
- Evaluates patients for physical therapy treatment including
positioning, adaptive equipment, home programs, home accessibility,
etc. Independently provides and coordinates age appropriate
physical therapy treatment plans, treatment and consultation in
typical patient care situations.
- Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to
recommend equipment, home or school modifications, transition of
- Assists in coordinating outside agencies to recommend durable
medical equipment, home/school modifications and transitional
therapy program prior to discharge from therapy/hospital.
- Completes timely documentation as required by departmental
policy #4.7, The Joint Commission, and CARF standards.
- Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes
to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member.
- Maintains knowledge of insurance referral/authorization process
and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
- Provides inservice training programs and follows specific
protocols/pathways for direct patient care issues as mandated by
hospital specialty programs.
Indirect Patient Care Responsibilities
- Staff development: Assesses existing and develops new
activities that promote general knowledge and professionalism
within the department; participates in peer review process; attends
inservices/continuing education and provides updates in the form of
inservices to associates.
- CQI: Participates in program, discipline, specialty, and
hospital-wide CQI projects.
- Assessment and Treatment: Contributes to discipline and program
committees to enhance patient care; assists in assessing current
procedures and in developing methods of improvement related to
- Program Development: Participates in activities to increase
program use, awareness, and marketing; participates in meeting
goals of the department. Attends monthly program meetings.
- Clinical Education: Assists in mentoring affiliating
occupational therapy students, new occupational therapy staff,
support personnel, and volunteers. Participates in student and
volunteer program organization.
- Teamwork: Participates in a single discipline,
multi-disciplinary, or specialty team.
- Professional Development: Develops ties with professional
organizations. Provides educational inservices and experiences to
the discipline/program/community; attends occupational therapy
meetings as scheduled in the hospital; may participate in
promotional activities for occupational therapy and/or in
- Weekend Rehab Rotation: Checks crash cart per hospital
- Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree preferred.
- Florida State License to practice Occupational Therapy
- Prior pediatric experience preferred.
- NBCOT certification preferred.
- American Heart Association BLS Certification (Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation) required within 6 months of employment.
- Member of professional specialty organizations (AOTA, Florida
OT Association), preferred.
- Work schedule can include Saturdays or Sundays and evening
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