Denver Health Occupational Therapist in Denver, Colorado
Job Summary Under general supervision, delivers safe and competent occupational therapy as ordered by a physician. Plans, organizes and implements specific treatment programs or individual patients according to the principles and practices of occupational therapy. Develops, improves, or restores skills in activities of daily living, work, or functional activities. Directs and supervises work of support personnel.
Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's Degree or above in accredited Occupational Therapy Program. National Registration required.
Experience: Typically, one year experience in an occupational therapy/rehab setting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of theory, principles and practice of occupational therapy. Knowledge of safety principles in patient care environment. Knowledge of standards, policies and procedures of Denver Health as they pertain to occupational therapy. Ability to integrate requirements of the facility and/or regulatory agencies into clinical decisions and documentation. Ability to demonstrate competency for occupational therapy treatment methods, techniques and approaches per professional and agency standards. Ability to meet physical requirements of job classification (lift, pull/push, carry, transfer patients, etc.). Ability to abide by the ethical guidelines as outlined by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Certifications and Licenses: National Certification required. Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. This position reports to the Outpatient Therapy Clinic. Certified Hand Therapist credentials preferred. Hours will vary according to clinic staffing needs.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.
Area of Interest: Therapy
Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 52179
Employment Type: Intermittent/Per Diem
Experience Required: Less than 1 year
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required: National Certification; BLS from American Heart