Jan 21, 2022

HSCPC OPED Therapist (Lanham, MD)

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

Job Description

HSCPC OPED Therapist (Lanham, MD) - (210003PY)


Provides patient care in the OPED/AT department including evaluating patients for durable medical equipment, orthotics, and assistive technology to improve their independence and function.


Minimum Education
Master's Degree Speech-Language Pathology from an American Speech- Language-Hearing Association accredited institution. (Required)


Graduate of an ACOTE-approved occupational therapy curriculum. Initial certification by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (Required)

Required Licenses and Certifications
Current District of Columbia and/or Maryland licensure of OT, PT or ST or eligibility. Upon Hire (Required) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Upon Hire (Required)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Upon Hire (Required)
RESNA, ATP Certification. (Preferred)

Job Functions

  • Evaluation of the patient’s seating and positioning in their current seating system if appropriate, including adjustments for greater comfort and alignment, including a full mat evaluation.

  • Assess the need for a manual vs. power wheelchair, determine accessibility of home and ability to transport wheelchair. Measure patient for wheelchair and determine specifications. Provide power mobility training as needed.
  • Assess and measure for other medical equipment including but not limited to: adapted strollers, alternative seating systems for home and school, standers, gait trainers, canes, crutches, walkers, adapted tricycles, hospital bed, bath and shower chairs, and patient lifts.
  • Evaluate, cast, and fit for orthotics and bracing to improve balance, gait, alignment, and to prevent deformities. These include lower extremity, upper extremity, and trunk orthoses.
  • Train patient and family to safely use, maintain, set up and breakdown each piece of equipment. Educate on donning and doffing orthotics, wearing schedule, and skin inspection.
  • Perform evaluations with a team of therapists to determine if assistive technology may improve function.
  • Discusses evaluation results with patient/caregiver and appropriate healthcare team members and responds to questions appropriately.
  • Identifies signs and symptoms that substantially impact treatments and outcomes and takes appropriate action.
  • Refers patient to appropriate practitioner if the diagnosis is outside scope of expertise
  • Investigates living environment for safety hazards and necessary modification by discussion with appropriate caregiver or patient.
  • Completes patient charges accurately and timely.
  • Follows established documentation policies and guidelines.
  • Alert to payer limitations and makes appropriate adjustments to plan of care.
  • Oversees students, clinical fellows and volunteers as assigned.
  • Appropriately delegates assignments and provides appropriate supervision.
  • Assists with orientation, training, and competency assessment activities of students, volunteers, support personnel and peers, as requested.
  • Productivity at manager’s discretion, averaging 75% for OPED clinic therapists and 50% for Assistive Technology therapist
  • Acts as a liaison with other departments within the organization. Is responsive to needs, follows up when appropriate, and updates and informs Supervisor as appropriate.
  • Assists supervisor in the development and/or revision of policies and procedures, as requested.
  • Be familiar with all policies and procedures of the Hospital and the Department of Rehabilitation Services.
  • Ensures timely and cooperative inter- and intra-departmental relationships and communications throughout the hospital and the system and with individuals external to the hospital and system.
  • Maintains 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 I: Job usually involves contact with patients or patient specimens. Exposure to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens, is possible.

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

  • This is a full-time, regular position working standard and extended hours.

Primary Location

: Maryland-Lanham

Work Locations

: HSC Lanham Outpatient 4500 Forbes Blvd Lanham 20706


: Allied Health


: HSC Pediatric CenterRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: O - PRNShift: DayWork Schedule: M-F

Job Posting

: Nov 23, 2021, 12:56:53 PM