Ascension Health Occupational Therapist (OT) - Sign-On Bonus Available in Pittsburg, Kansas
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Occupational Therapist (OT) - Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg - Pittsburg, KS - Full-Time, Rotating,40 hours
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To learn more about this opportunity, connect with our recruiter at Carol.Puckett@ascension.org
Why Join Ascension?
Why Via Christi Health:
Via Christi Health, a part of Ascension, is the largest healthcare provider in the state of Kansas. The ministry operates a network of hospitals, home care services, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and other health services. We provide care in 22 cities; and employ approximately 6,300 employees. Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the US by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the last 2 years in a row.
What Via Christi Health offers:
Power of Purpose: For us, work is more than the place we go each day. It’s an environment that nurtures relationships, connects talent, and understands patients so we can provide holistic care that treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Our innovative approach impacts and influences the community that we serve.
Culture of Teamwork: We encourage diversity of talents while offering the support of a multi-disciplinary team.
Professional Development: By supporting our associates and their professional development, we ultimately enhance the care and services we provide to the community. Through this development, our associates find new opportunities for career advancement.
Compensation/Benefits: Via Christi Health offers a comprehensive benefit package inclusive of medical, dental, vision, retirement, and generous PTO. Associates can also take advantage of other great benefits like tuition reimbursement or adoption assistance.
Leading with Mission: Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide everything we do at Ascension. They are foundational to our work to transform healthcare and express our priorities when providing care and services, particularly to those most in need.
What You Will Do
As an Occupational Therapist at Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse patient population and experience a variety of clinical settings. A sampling of our patient clientele includes: post-operative care for orthopedics, neurological conditions, oncology, lymphedema, etc. Our Occupational Therapy department provides hospital based acute care services, staffs a 12-bed inpatient rehab unit, and has outpatient orthopedic and lymphedema service lines as well. As an Occupational Therapist at Via Christi you will work in a team environment alongside physical therapy, speech therapy, nursing, and physicians. We value working in a team environment with individuals who place the patient and their needs first. Our therapy team is special in its willingness to work together to provide flexibility in both work and home life.
Assess the patient 's ability to safely and effectively perform independent living skills. Design the appropriate plan of care, including type and frequency of treatment.
Implement the treatment plan using appropriate modalities. Document findings of patient progress. Monitor and modify the plan of care as needed. Seek consultation as necessary.
Educate the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits. Plan and/or assist with patient discharge from therapy services and provide information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support programs.
Oversee the care provided by certified occupational therapy assistants and therapy 3-technicians according to established regulations and practice standards.
You will do all of this while contributing to mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit embodied with the Mission Statement: Service to the poor - Support the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life. Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership. Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship. Creativity - Courageous Innovation. Dedication - Affirming hope and joy in our ministry.
If you’re looking for a career where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.
The qualifications you will need:
BLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained within2 Months (60 days)of hire date or job transfer date
LicensedRehab Therapistspecializing inOccupational Therapy (OTR)credentialed from theKansas Board of Healing Artsobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent required
Master's degree in a related field, or combination of Bachelor's degree and related experience preferred
- 3 years preferred technical experience
Equal Employment Opportunity
Via Christi Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
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