Jan 21, 2022

HSCPC Occupational Therapist

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

Job Description

HSCPC Occupational Therapist - (210003RT)


The Staff Outpatient Occupational Therapist administers occupational therapy services as ordered by a physician and in accordance with accepted practices of occupational therapy. He/she is responsible for evaluating, planning and implementing occupational therapy services for the outpatient population.


Required Skills/Knowledge
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to assure appropriate assessment and treatment to the developmental/chronological age of the patients served.
Has enthusiastic interest and/or experience in pediatric program development/enhancement.
Ability to work well with others.
Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.
Computer system/software proficiency.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Current/eligible for District of Columbia occupational therapy license. (Required) Certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). (Required)
CPR certification. (Required)

Job Functions
Essential job duties:
  • Perform and document pertinent evaluation results, including patient and/or family interview, observation, objective measurements, systems review and interpretation of findings, within timeframes consistent with department policy.
  • Discuss evaluation results with patient/caregiver and appropriate healthcare team members and respond to questions appropriately.
  • Refer patient to appropriate practitioner if the diagnosis is outside scope of expertise.
  • Set measurable and realistic and functional short and/or long-term goals based on patient’s medical status, anticipated therapeutic outcome(s), discharge plans and patient/family input.
  • Utilize outcome measurement tools as per established guidelines.
  • Effectively and independently provide physical therapy services according to professional standards, HSC regulations, including Department of Health, The Joint Commission and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) which focus on patient safety, function, pain tolerance/level, goals, etc.
  • Periodically re-evaluate and modify treatment plan and goals as indicated based on patient’s medical status, response to treatment, anticipated therapeutic outcome(s) and discharge plans.
  • Involve patient/family and/or other caregiver(s), including expectations and limitations in goal development and plan of care to include discharge planning. Complete and or communicate needs for equipment, follow- up care and/or home modifications by time of discharge.
  • Assess and identify discharge planning needs with consideration of patient’s medical, psychological, behavioral and socioeconomic status as well as anticipated therapeutic outcome(s).
  • Plan, attend, and/or lead community reintegration outings when appropriate.
  • Follow established documentation policies and guidelines regarding initial evaluations, treatment/progress notes, teaching records, and discharge summaries as set forth by the department.
  • Instruct/encourage patient, family members and/or caregiver(s) in therapeutic activities (e.g. handling techniques, modifications or techniques for self-care activities, progression of fine and gross motor skills and, equipment use and care).
  • Demonstrate productivity at the discretion of the Program Manager, averaging 62.5%
  • Provide in-services for department/unit staff as appropriate.
  • Responsible for supporting the occupational therapy clinical education program. Oversee students as assigned.
  • Assist with the development and/or revision of departmental policies and procedures.
  • As appropriate, effectively handle administrative/shared responsibilities.
  • Make suggestions regarding purchase of new equipment and supplies, when necessary.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with all policies and procedures of the hospital and the department.
  • Complete required or necessary orientation, annual training and in-services. Also ensure all competencies are maintained.
  • Ensure timely and cooperative inter- and intra-departmental relationships and communications throughout the hospital/hospital system and with individuals external to the hospital/hospital system.
  • Assist with the monitoring and evaluation process for important aspects of care for the department via performance improvement programs.
  • Facilitate and support department compliance with local, state, and federal laws, regulations and standards, including those governing professional practice. Assumes responsibility for meeting requirements specified by the Joint Commission/DOH and other relevant regulatory agencies and organizations.
  • Maintain skills, licensure, regulatory requirements and credentials needed to perform assigned duties.
Other job duties:
  • May perform other duties in addition to those outlined in this job description.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Employee Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding of quality of service and collaborates with co-workers to ensure excellence standard is achieved
  • Innovates through improvement of care and/or efficiency of operational processes.
  • Dedicated to a standard of performance excellence and high quality

All In
  • Embraces changes/improvements and actively participates in the implementation of new/improved programs, technology, new equipment, systems and resources that promote quality of care, safety and efficiency
  • Identifies, prioritizes and selects alternative solutions to determine best outcome

Action Oriented
  • Maintains a high level of activity/productivity, meeting deadlines and appropriately prioritizing tasks to meet business demands
  • Anticipates problems and attempts to solve before they develop
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None

Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure
  • Category II: Job may expose incumbent occasionally or in emergency situations to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens.

Protected Health Information Access Level
  • Level IV - Full Access Incumbents in this job may access any protected health information associated to a customer's needs, the service(s) rendered and the position's functions.

Working Environment
  • This job operates in a hospital or office environment.

Physical Requirements
  • Light Work: Lifting 25 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs.

Travel Requirements
  • None

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: HSC Bunker Hill Peds Ctr 1731 Bunker Hill Road NE Washington 20017


: Allied Health


: HSC Pediatric CenterRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: DayWork Schedule: M-F

Job Posting

: Nov 26, 2021, 4:28:00 PM