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Occupational Therapist: Behavioral Health

Robbinsdale, MN

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At North Memorial Health, you're part of an inclusive health family that is rooted in our values of relationships, inventiveness, and accountability. Empathy and care are at the heart of North's culture which is designed to actively support each team member's wellbeing and growth. Our strength lies in our diversity, and we embrace the unique contributions and experiences of each person. Together, we empower customers to achieve their best health.

About this position

The Occupational Therapist is a member of the Therapies Center team who evaluates the physical and/or cognitive needs of a customer, establishes a care plan and provides or directs the individualized care of a customer within the specific scope of practice. The desired outcome of care is typically to prevent further impairments, improve function and the ability to participate in activities in order to promote greater independence and reduce the need for further care. The Occupational Therapist also serves to educate the customer, their caregivers or family about their role in the care plan. The Occupational Therapist functions as a part of the North Memorial Health interdisciplinary care team, collaborating as needed with other clinical and non-clinical team members in order to provide unmatched customer service. The Occupational Therapist is capable of and willing to function in all locations and areas where care is provided by the Therapies Center. The Occupational Therapist participates in training, orientation and education as required to provide care to specific diagnostic groups, units or locations as needed, and is competent to provide at least core or entry level skills with typical customers. The Occupational Therapist may pursue and obtain advanced level skills consistent with the discipline, for personal career growth and to provide care for specific customers or locations. The Occupational Therapist engages in regular review and discussion of Therapies Center operations and Quality improvement activities, providing input and clinical expertise in order to deliver evidence based and state of the art care, as well as ensure compliance with regulatory and community standards.

Capable of and willing to provide care across diagnostic groups, units or locations of service encompassing the service days and hours inherent of the Therapies Center Staffing Policy

This position is designed to provide occupational therapy services within our inpatient behavioral health unit. Qualified candidates should have experience with the evaluation and treatment of customers with mental health and behavioral issues, including designing treatment plans and making recommendations for ongoing care after discharge.

What we’ll expect from you

• Maintains licensure to provide Occupational Therapy care and remains current with community standards and evidence based tools and knowledge.
• Reviews queued or assigned evaluation and care orders for customer need and appropriate scope of practice, including chart review and discussion with other care team members as needed.
• Completes and documents an evaluation of customer needs and discusses findings with the customer, caregivers, family and/or other care team members as appropriate, utilizing appropriate standardized tools and practices.
• Develops, documents and implements a care plan within the Occupational Therapist scope of practice, and delegates care to other clinical and non-clinical team members as appropriate.
• Provides education and training to the customer, community caregivers and/or family members in order to maximize outcomes and reduce the need for further care.
• Provides a clear plan for discharge from Therapies care and collaborates with other interdisciplinary team members in order to transition customers to the next level of appropriate care.
• Documents therapy outcomes and promotes cost effective, value based care that exemplifies unmatched customer service.
• Recognizes customer needs beyond the evaluating therapist’s scope of practice and makes recommendations for appropriate referrals to other Therapies Center and interdisciplinary care.
• May participate in on call or other coverage arrangements based on defined practices and the team members' advanced skill set.
• Reports concerns or opportunities for improvement of individual customer care and/or Therapies Center operations as appropriate.
• Recognizes and promotes organizational and Therapies Center Differentiation, Quality and Operational Excellence objectives.
• Fosters and participates in a culture of equity and inclusion.
• Participates in regularly scheduled or ad hoc Therapies Center team or individual meetings, training opportunities or improvement projects.
• Participates in regular or ad hoc work groups as assigned by Therapies Center leadership.

Interested? Here are our requirements

Education

• Baccalaureate or Master's degree from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy. Doctorate preferred   

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

• A minimum of diagnostic group, hospital based acute care, inpatient rehabilitation care or outpatient neurological based clinical experience during training, residency or fellowship for new graduates. Demostrates entry level competency and skills.
• A minimum of two years clinical expereince for practicing therapists without experience in the Therapies Center diagnostic groups, units or locations of care.
• Advanced skills with specific, low incidence or high risk diagnostic groups, evaluation tools or treatment protocols is preferred. Additional certifications beyond liocensure are considered on a demand or organizational need basis.
• Competency in accepted and evidence based Occupational Therapy practice, with additional knowledge and skills as needed, specific to a diagnostic group, unit or location of service based on customer demand, departmental and North Memorial Health operations and strategy.
• Ability to balance work priorities in a rapidly changing environment, exercising clinical decision making and good judgment in regard to customer experience.
• Works well independently within scope of practice as well as Therapies Center policies, procedures and guidelines, in addition to being skilled in interdisciplinary collaboration.
• Ability to resolve conflict and advance proferssionalism among colleagues.
• Seeks to advance and refine their skill set to demonstrate personal professional growth and meet the needs of the customer, department and North Memorial Health.
• Demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to read, write and comprehend non-English languages is an additional benefit.
      

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory

• Licensed to practice in the State of MN - State Requirement
• Current NBCOT certification or certification eligible
- NMHC Standard
• Current CPR certification or completion of certification during orientation period
• Must possess current class D driver's license in state of residency with an acceptable driving record if driving to alternate locations
- NMHC Standard
• Must provide annual proof of insurance per hospital policy if driving to alternate locations
- NMHC Standard

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory where Applicable

    

Licensure/Certification(s) Preferred

    

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North Memorial Health is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. North Memorial Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, status with respect to public assistance, or other protected class status. North Memorial Health provides reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants and employees and takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to protected class status. If you believe that you have been treated in a way that does not conform to these statements, please contact our HR Service Center: 763-581-6947. If you need a reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, or to assist with the application process, please contact our HR Service Center: 763-581-6947.


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