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Occupational Therapist - Advanced Clinical Specialist

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Occupational Therapist - Advanced Clinical Specialist
    Talent Area: Therapist
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Department: Occupational Therapy OP
    Shift: 4(10) Hour Shifts
    Job ID: 407809

We’re hunting for an Occupational Therapist - Advanced Clinical Specialist, someone who’s ready to be part of the best ranked children’s hospital in Texas, and among the best in the nation. In this position, you will plan, evaluate, organize, and implement Occupational Therapy treatment programs in a developmentally and age-appropriate manner for patients ages 0 - adulthood.

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Job Duties & Responsibilities
•   Performs patient care and related activities. 
•   Completes patient evaluations and reassessments in accordance with hospital and department guidelines.
•   Develops an individualized plan of care based upon evaluation/reassessment findings according to hospital and department guidelines. 
•   In collaboration with patient and family, develops measurable long term and short-term goals as well as monitors outcome of treatment plan. 
•   Performs patient care and related activities within the scope of their level of training and responsibilities while demonstrating basic competencies and advanced clinical competencies in an area of specialty such as NICU, Special Care Units, serial casting, advanced electrical stim, complex splinting assistive technology, advanced aquatics, complex feeders, sensory integration, and/or NDT. 
•   Participates in ongoing communication and collaboration with other members of the patient's interdisciplinary care team. Coordinates treatment plan with all parties involved in the patient's care. 
•   Monitors patient response to treatment intervention.
•   Recommends complex and customized adaptive equipment as needed.
•   Communicates effectively with patients, family, manager, department staff, physicians, and other health care professionals to promote quality care. 
•   All tasks are characterized by flexibility and fluidity in clinical situations; handles complex problems quickly with little reliance on conscious problem solving or "rules and principles". Conclusions are based upon thorough physiologic, psychosocial, and total team perspective. 
•   Provides clinical support to assigned outpatient clinic or specialty program.
•   Provides instruction/education to patients and families/care givers.
•   Document information in patient medical record and patient billing.
Skills & Requirements

  • 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 unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Required bachelor's degree Occupational Therapy
  • Extensive feeding experience highly preferred
  • Required 8 years Relevant Clinical Experience
    •   Required Licenses/Certifications
  • OT - Occupational Therapist by the State of Texas 
  •  ASBIC-NDT - Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury Certification by the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (NDTA)
  •  ATP - Assistive Technology Practitioner Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology: society of North American (RESNA)
  • BC-P (AOTA) - Board Certification in Pediatrics by The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • BC-PR - Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation by The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • CBIS - Cert-Cert Brain Injury Spec Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist (ACBIS)  
  • CHT - Certified Hand Therapist Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) 
  • CLT-LANA - Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Lymphedema by the Assoc of North America Lymphedema Association of North America (LANA)
  • CLT-ACOLS - Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Academy of Lymphatic Studies Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS) (lifetime) 
  • CNT - Certified Neonatal Therapist Neonatal Therapy by the National Certification Board (NTCB) 
  • CWS - Cert-Cert Wound SPCLST by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM)
  •  SC-D&CM - Specialty Certification in Driving and Community Mobility by The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 
  • SC-EM - Specialty Certification in Environmental Modification by The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 
  • SC-FE&S - Specialty Certification in Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing by The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • SC-LV - Specialty Certification in Low Vision by The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • CCPOND-NDT - Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromuscular Disorders (Pediatric) by the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (NDTA)
  • SC - Schroth Certification Schroth Barcelona Institute (SBI) 
  • TPS-ISPI - Therapeutic Pain Specialist – by the International Spine & Pain Institute International Spine & Pain Institute (ISPI)
  • TPS-EIM - Therapeutic Pain Specialist Evidence in Motion Evidence In Motion 
  • VR II - Vestibular Rehabilitation ll Certification by The American Institute of Balance (AIB)
  • VMP - Visceral Manipulation Certification by The Barral Institute


About Texas Children’s

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.

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