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Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Assists the Occupational Therapist with patient evaluation including the following:
1.1 Contribute to the screening and/or evaluation process by gathering data, administering standardized tests and reporting observations. Interpretation of evaluation results is completed by the supervising Occupational Therapist. The Plan of Care (POC) is developed by collaborating with the supervising Occupational Therapist.
Provides Treatment to include the following components:
2.1 Carries out patient treatment as established by the POC.
2.2 Progresses the patient appropriately with established POC.
2.3 Refers the patient back to the Occupational Therapist appropriately and in a timely manner for re-evaluation when goals are met, orders are about to expire or to determine how progress is occurring.
2.4 Interventions to meet Functional, Psychological, Cultural, Educational and Spiritual needs
2.5 Self care / Home Management training and Community / Work Reintegration Training
2.6 Therapy interventions may include but not limited to therapeutic procedures, neuromuscular reeducation, therapeutic activities, wheelchair management, orthotic management, prosthetic management, development of cognitive skills, sensory integrative techniques
2.7 Therapeutic modalities which may include but not limited to electrical stimulation, hot/cold packs, paraffin
2.8 Demonstrates effective interdisciplinary collaboration and documentation of said collaboration
3.1 Education provided to Patient/Significant Other/Caregiver to include but not limited to Home Program, Equipment and Instruction in the use of Equipment
3.2 Collaborates with the supervising Occupational Therapist to recommend any Follow-up Care, if any, which may include Home Program, Home Health Care, Skilled Nursing, Inpatient Rehabilitation, or Outpatient Therapy
4.1 Completes all documentation in a timely and thorough manner in accordance with regulatory guidelines
Productivity supports and implements budgetary practices in the planning, organization and efficient execution of work activities
5.1 Meets established departmental productivity standards, conserves resources and recognizes the value of cost containment while maintaining quality standards
6.1 Consistently utilizes Mercy Service techniques in establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with all internal and external customers including co-workers as demonstrated by communication that is effective, helpful and appropriate in manner
Professional Development demonstrates a commitment to excellence by advancing ones knowledge base through departmental and non-departmental venues
7.1 Assumes responsibility and accountability for level of work and adherence to competency standards, pursues opportunities for educational advancement and meets departmental continuing education requirements including the provision of inservices for co-workers
7.2 Provides effective supervision for students during clinical rotations
7.3 Process Improvement (PI)/Outcomes demonstrates clinical skills and a commitment toward improvement and monitoring activities which result in enhanced patient outcomes and compliance with regulatory bodies
Performs additional duties as assigned
Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:
Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited school for occupational therapy assistant.
Licensure: Must hold current licensure in the State of Missouri.
Experience: None required.
Certifications: Must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card or complete a course within their probation period.
Other: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Demonstrated skills in the practical application of therapeutic procedures. Good interpersonal skills. Physical demands are attached plus push at 30lbs., pull 40lbs., and grip up to 40 lbs., pinch up to 10 lbs., kneel, crouch, and crawl minimally. Equipment Used: Office equipment. Must demonstrate competency in equipment used for the delivery of modalities and therapeutic interventions for patients. Additional skills and knowledge: be able to push 40 lbs, pull 60 lbs, grip 50 lbs and pinch 15lbs.
We’ll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.