Sep 24, 2021

Occupational Therapist I

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Occupational Therapist I - (210002GE)


Responsible to provide occupational therapy service to a wide spectrum of pediatric disabilities/diseases. Must be knowledgeable in therapeutic exercise, abnormal and normal development, orthotic training, and activities of daily living remediation and perceptual motor testing.

Schedule is M-F occasional weekends


Minimum Work Experience
1 year At least 1-year pediatric experience preferred. New graduate accepted. (Required)

Required Licenses and Certifications
Must have DC licensure or be a pending applicant for licensure with the DC Board. .

Functional Accountabilities
  • Obtain necessary history include previous medical conditions, pertinent family/social information and review of present complaints.
  • Acknowledge evaluation indications and contraindications and utilize correct evaluation methods.
  • Select appropriate areas to assess; interpret assessment data accurately; re-assess at appropriate intervals.
  • Apply evaluation principles to a variety of pediatric disabilities.
  • Adapt methods when necessary based on patient’s condition and environment.
Treatment Planning
  • Adapt knowledge of disease/disability to develop appropriate treatment plan.
  • Identify team’s role and collaborate with others to develop treatment priorities.
  • Plan treatment based on accurate analysis.
  • Establish appropriate long and short term goals.
  • Maintain the established treatment plan.
  • Appropriately plan for and assist in discharge planning.
Clinical Skills
  • Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with patient and family; instruct family and staff on activities which support the patient’s treatment program.
  • Adhere to treatment precautions and contra-indications.
  • Create and maximize environment to aid patient’s progress.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving.
  • Respond appropriately to patient’s response of treatment.
  • Modify and adapt activities as well as use a variety of strategies to achieve treatment goals; modify goals as patient’s condition or response to treatment changes.
  • Comply with departmental policies and procedures for inpatient and outpatient documentation
  • Report results of assessment/ reassessment accurately and completely.
  • Document and report treatment appropriately.
  • Document all home, family and staff instructions.
  • Develop and document a discharge plan including follow-up in accordance with patients needs.
  • Complete paycard, patient scheduling and billing in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Complete all assignments and provide appropriate departmental operational input as requested.
Safety Risk Management
  • Maintain work area, equipment and supplies in a manner conducive to efficiency and safety.
  • Adhere to all safety and isolation patient care policies.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010


: Allied Health


: Ctr Neuroscience & Behav MedRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: DayWork Schedule: M-F occasional weekends

Job Posting

: Aug 27, 2021, 2:35:37 PM