JOB SUMMARY: Performs adult psychiatric patient evaluations and administers interventions in an inpatient mental health setting. Performs related duties such as departmental performance improvement, research, and clinical education, and serves as clinical specialist to staff. Also serves as resource to program or product line development. Adheres to practice act, regulations and rules, departmental policy and procedure, and documentation and reimbursement rules applicable to ambulatory care. Manages patient appointment system and work with front office on service authorization, certification and recertification. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: BS/ MS in occupational therapy; Current Texas license. Specialty Certification Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Work Experience (Years and Area): Four years as registered Occupational Therapist
Management Experience (Years and Area): Preferred
Equipment Operated: Competency in Occupational Therapy equipment
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing Correspondence, Writing /Composing Reports
Bilingual Skills: Spanish, Vietnamese Preferred
Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, Research, P.C., MS Word
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: Occupational Therapy, Mental Health, Adult Psychiatric OT
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.