About Texas Children's Hospital
Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.
Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.
Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
We are searching for a PRN Occupational Therapist - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll plan, evaluate, organize, and implement occupational therapy treatment programs in a developmentally and age-appropriate manner.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- 4 weekend shifts per month
- Need someone that can train 12 weeks full time, if possible
Areas of coverage:
- Acute Care
- Pavilion - Post-Op
- Complete patient evaluations and reassessments in accordance with hospital and department guidelines
- Develop an individualized plan of care based on evaluation findings
- Develop measurable long-term and short-term goals
- Manage the schedule effectively to maintain productivity expectations
- Participate in ongoing communication and collaboration with other members of the patient’s interdisciplinary care team
- Monitor patient response to treatment intervention
- Recommend appropriate adaptive equipment and/or termination of treatment when appropriate
- Collaborate with the clinic/program team to assess the need for clinical support
- Ensure patient authorization prior to providing therapy treatment
- Assess patient and family needs regarding their level of understanding, readiness to learn, ability to assimilate information, and the most desirable method of teaching
- Develop and instruct the patient and family for appropriate home treatment programs
- Document the patient information in the electronic medical record
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
- Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy required
- OT certification required
- 2 years’ pediatric and/or clinical experience preferred
- Acute, inpatient experience preferred
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