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Outpat Occupational Therapist-PRN

LMC Northeast Rehab 
AM/PM Shift 

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 508-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Performs occupational therapy professional services that are concerned with the evaluation and treatment of individuals to prevent, treat and restore function following disease, trauma, psychological or social disability. Services may include various occupational therapy tests, measurements, exercises and modalities.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Graduate of an OT program approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (or other AOTA endorsed accrediting body) or other educational program which the board considers to be equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Current and active Occupational Therapist license by the State of South Carolina;

CPR Certification.
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Provides direct occupational therapy patient care upon referral by a physician, or advanced practice provider. 
  • Demonstrates age specific competence to provide developmentally appropriate care/treatment for the following patient population.                                                                       
    • Infant (Birth to 1 year) 
    • Child (1 through 12 years)  
    • Adolescent (13 years through 17 years)               
    • Adult (18 years to 65 years)                                      
    • Geriatric (over 65 years)  
  • Evaluates patients using special occupational therapy tests and measurements such  as muscle testing, functional tests, range of motion, activities of daily living analysis and orthotics assessment.
  • Develops occupational therapy treatment plans.
  • Administers occupational therapy treatments, such as upper extremity strengthening and coordination exercises, splint fabrication, sensory integration, pre-vocational skills,and activities of daily living training. 
  • Documents/records appropriate patient treatment data, such as patient progress  notes, evaluation reports and discharge summaries.
  • Instructs patients and their families in patient occupational therapy home program.  
  • Represents the department and exhibits effective communication with the interdisciplinary team.                                                                               
    • Consults with other professionals regarding patients' occupational therapy plan of care                                                 
    • Takes orders from physicians' offices and hospital patient care team.  
    • Schedules patients as needed      
    • Represents department in meetings and provides in-service classes to other departments as needed.
  • Assist in providing clinical supervision for students.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency, e.g. fire or disaster. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates sound professional judgement and acts in accordance with the state occupational therapy practice act, hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assesses treatment process and acts according to acceptable standards of occupational therapy practice and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Participates in professional activities for continued self-development and growth of technical knowledge and skills.
  • Meets deadlines with little supervision necessary.
  • Uses effective time management to complete  patient care assignments and meet departmental productivity standards.
  • Uses safe techniques for protection of patients and self in performing duties.
  • Demonstrates competence in safe delivery of care clinical practices.
  • Maintains an optimistic and professional image and exhibits excellent customer service to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.
  • Demonstrates teamwork while performing duties. Shows courtesy, compassion and respect. Conforms to the Service Expectation Policy.
  • Reports to work on time and meets the hospital criteria for attendance and tardiness.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness
    Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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