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Catholic Health Initiatives Occupational Therapist in Omaha, Nebraska

Occupational Therapist

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan MercyOmaha, Nebraska

Requisition ID 2022-250167 Employment Type Full Time Department Acute Inpatient Occupational Therapy Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Evening Weekly Schedule 1:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Remote No Category Therapy

Overview

As an Occupational Therapist at CUMC-Bergan Mercy, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, you’ll help our patients regain their independence and quality of life so they can safely go about their daily activities.

You’ll work alongside physicians, physical therapists, speech therapists, and other health professionals to assess patients, develop a plan of care, and carry out their treatment plan. You’ll see a variety of patients daily with issues in several areas, including orthopedic, neurological, sensory, and cancer recovery, to name a few. You’ll evaluate and re-evaluate patients and provide physicians with updates on improvements to the patient’s daily life. You’re truly the bridge between physical therapy and speech therapy.

To thrive in this role, you must be flexible and adaptable. You’ll care for all patient populations presenting with a variety of conditions. You need to be extremely organized and efficient. You’ll see many patients each workday and will be required to document all evaluations, treatments, and status changes. Most importantly, you must be positive, personable, and motivating. While the entire care team works to treat illnesses and injuries, therapists truly motivate patients to get active and get better. It can be a long road for some patients, and a therapist who remains upbeat and energetic can make all the difference.

At CHI Health CUMC-Bergan Mercy our focus is patient-centered care. Our level I trauma center and academic medical center campus is designed to heal the body, mind and spirit of every person in a more comfortable, less stressful hospital environment. Our full range of medical services includes trauma services, heart and vascular care, emergency services, surgery, maternity, cancer care and diagnostic imaging.

Responsibilities

  • Work with physicians, physical therapists, speech therapists, and others to evaluate new patients and recommend a plan of care.

  • Provide treatments to patients focusing on increasing range of motion, strengthening, and maintaining balance during daily activities

  • Recommend adaptive equipment and customize it as needed

  • Perform re-evaluation assessments to update progress, status changes, etc.

  • Document all evaluations, treatments, and any changes to the treatment plan

  • Seek help when needed; provide support when others request it - this can include assistance with tasks, advice, mentoring, or help to obtain additional specialty certifications if you’re interested.

  • Maintain a friendly and upbeat attitude to motivate our patients to do their best.

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Qualifications

  • Active Occupational Therapy license in state of practice

  • Graduate of accredited Occupational Therapy program BS/MS or DOT

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • PAMS Certification

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

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