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Occupational Therapist

Company: Ascension (System Office)
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

We Are Hiring

St. Vincent's Birmingham has an opportunity for a Full Time, Occupational Therapist!

In Alabama, St. Vincent's Health System operates five hospitals (St. Vincent's Birmingham, St. Vincent's Blount, St. Vincent's Chilton, St. Vincent's East, and St. Vincent's St. Clair) in addition to several other healthcare facilities. St. Vincent's Health System employs more than 4,800 associates and has been serving Birmingham for more than 118 years.

St. Vincent's Birmingham Hospital:

St. Vincent's Birmingham is located downtown and it has over 400 beds and provides space for many physician offices. St. Vincent's provides care for many patients within the downtown area and surrounding communities. Known for our Birth Suites and Ortho Sports service line, St. Vincent's has a strong reputation in the Birmingham as the hospital of choice for many services and the hospital is easy to get to from any location.

St. Vincent's Birmingham (Downtown)-

* Largest faith-based, not for profit hospital in Birmingham.


* World renowned Andrews Sports Medicine Orthopedic Center.


* Downtown location appeals to those that love city life, just minutes from great restaurants, entertainment, historical sites and affordable housing.


* Skilled staff that care about the patients and each other.



As an Occupational Therapist with St. Vincent's Health System-AL, you will have the opportunity to evaluate and treat patients with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or psychosocial deficits.

Responsibilities:

* Assesses patient 's ability to safely and effectively perform independent living skills. Designs the appropriate plan of care, including type and frequency of treatment.


* Implements the treatment plan using appropriate modalities. Documents findings of patient progress. Monitors and modifies the plan of care as needed. Seeks consultation as necessary.


* Educates the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits. Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from therapy services and provides information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support programs.


* Oversees the care provided by certified occupational therapy assistants and therapy 3-Technicians according to established regulations and practice standards.



Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

* Required Credential(s):
* BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date.


* Licensed Professional Rehab Therapist specializing in Occupational Therapy (OTR) credentialed from the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.





Education:

* Bachelor's degree required


* Master's degree preferred



Why Join Ascension?

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care - including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

Our Values:

Service of the Poor - Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need

* 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 the hope and joy of our ministry



Our Vision: To be the recognized healthcare Employer of choice.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As an equal opportunity employer, St. Vincent's and all its ministries comply with all applicable employment laws and regulations. In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at St. Vincent's and all its ministries based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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