Evaluates patients with known or suspected health conditions and performs therapeutic treatment procedures as indicated. Makes patient referrals to other health care agencies/disciplines as indicated. Instructs patients and family members in individualized activity programs designed to maximize functional abilities. Completes timely documentation. Coordinates care with other members of the health care team across the continuum of care. Supports the advancement of function while preparing the pediatric patient for discharge from an inpatient setting. Makes appropriate discharge recommendations including services and equipment. Preference to experience in pediatric intensive care unit and/or advanced care unit, as well as feeding, eating and swallowing experience but not required. Employee would have to be available for weekend coverage. Employee is also responsible for supporting the mission and goals of Creighton Pediatric Therapy.
Graduate from an occupational therapy education program is required. Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice Occupational Therapy by the Nebraska State Department of Health is required. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required. Experience in pediatric occupational therapy preferred. End degree or specialty practice certification preferred. Display proficiency in the use of common occupational therapy standardized assessments, an understanding of childhood development, and the use of treatment procedures. Completion of HIPAA and immunization requirements prior to patient care. Completion of NPI number and insurance plan credentialing prior to independent patient care. Completion of background check and drug screen during the pre-employment process.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Provide high quality, evidence-based, family-centered care
•Educate and support parents of children with special needs through training opportunities at the clinic and within the community
•Provide a comprehensive health care program to the community focusing on improving wellness, enhancing quality of life, empowering families, and bringing hope
•Contribute to the body of evidence through clinical research
•Serve as a resource, training, and diagnostic center for sensory integration services
•Serve as a resource, training, and diagnostic center for feeding and swallowing services
•Serve as a premier clinical education site for SPAHP occupational therapy and physical therapy students
•Provide a center for post-graduate pediatric occupational therapy fellows and physical therapy residents through mentored clinical practice.
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 40 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 0 – 24%
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.