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Occupational Therapist

To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.

Vail Health has become the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare system. Our updated 520,000-square-foot hospital opened in December 2020.  This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail. 

Some roles may be based outside of our Colorado office (as stated in the Job Title). Roles based outside of our primary office can sit in any of the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

 

POSITION PURPOSE: 

The Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for the overall coordination of the clinical functions of the inpatient setting. Primary job duties to provide direct patient care involving evaluation, treatment, assessment and education of adaptive equipment and devices, communication with hospital interdisciplinary team members, and family/ caregiver education as appropriate. The Occupational Therapist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Provides skilled occupational therapy in accordance with physician plan of care. Assist in assessing patients’ functional level by applying appropriate tests and measures in the development and revision of plan of care.
  2. Promotes and has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to physical, psychosocial and developmental needs for neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
  3. Establish occupational therapy interventions based upon the evaluation and examination, physician orders, life roles, and patient goals for therapy.
  4. Provides care relating to the needs of patients in multiple areas including but not limited to; Patient Care Unit, Patient Acute Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical/Medical Centers, and Obstetrics Department (if qualified to do so per specific MD order).
  5. Educates and instructs patient, family or care givers in the phases of occupational therapy in which they may assist the client; instructs in the use of prosthetics, splint wear and care, orthotic devices and durable medical equipment as appropriate to ensure safe and successful discharge. Will be responsible for developing skills to independently fabricate common static splits per MD order.
  6. Treats patient to relieve pain, develop and restore function and maintain maximum individualized performance using occupational therapy treatments, modalities, and procedures as described in the occupational therapy plan of care.
  7. Develops and maintains individualized patient progress records including change of status with accuracy; communicates change of condition to involved staff.
  8. Submits appropriate documentation and billing by end of treatment day.
  9. Participates in continuing education course, in-service presentations for clinical staff including non-therapist staff and reviews professional publications.
  10. Role models the principles of a Just Culture.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Experience:

  • N/A

License(s):

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Colorado Occupational Therapy license.

Certification(s):

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Computer / Typing:

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.

Education:

 

Benefits at Vail Health 

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits: Competitive wages, parental leave, housing programs and childcare reimbursement to support the cost of living in a mountain community.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: Top-quality health care package including vision, dental and medical with options of flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • Education Assistance: We are proud to offer tuition and student loan assistance programs.
  • Paid Time Off: Roughly five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.
  • Retirement & Supplemental Insurance: 403(b) Retirement plan with matching potential, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and more.
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More: Recreation discounts, pet insurance and a $1,000 annual wellness reimbursement program.

 

As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.

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