Occupational Therapist - NICU

  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Las Cruces, NM, USA
  • Jun 29, 2020
Counseling Therapy

Job Description

As an Occupational Therapist with Memorial Medical Center, you will provide direct patient care services to individuals of all ages that facilitate progress toward performance-based goals in a supportive, team oriented environment in accordance with the principals and practices of occupation therapy and with Memorial Medical Center policies and procedures. This position is for NICU program development and direct patient care. Our level II NICU is growing and rehabilitation services will be a new addition to the high quality care team. Candidates should have NICU experience and be eager about creating a successful, patient centered, high quality program. Our rehab department has an active role in communicating recommendations for next level of care and assessing DME needs. Our occupational therapists have the opportunity to evaluate and treat patients with a variety of medical needs located throughout the facility including ICU/CCU, orthopedics, medical/surgical, NICU, PICU, ED, and others. During the creation and growth of our NICU program, the candidate will have opportunities to work in other areas of the hospital as well. You will work closely with a dynamic, interactive interdisciplinary team including physical therapy, speech therapy, therapy technicians, nursing, patient care technicians, physicians, case management, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, and others. Additional responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist include: •        Perform appropriate occupational therapy evaluations, implement           and manage an individualized evidence-based patient plan of           care according to physician orders  •        Documenting patient progress daily and adjusting treatment plans           as necessary  •        Accurately bill for services provided in accordance to CMS guidelines  •        Supervise assistants, technicians, students •        Openly communicate with case management to assist with throughput •        Assess patients’ need and use devices such as walkers, shower           chairs, bedside commodes, splints, ADL equipment, etc.  •        Collaborate with other healthcare providers to maintain continuity of care           and focus on patient goals  •        Maintain productivity standards


Minimum Education:  BS degree in Occupational Therapy from an accrediteduniversity.  MinimumExperience:      One year previous experience in inpatient, outpatient, and/or home health settings preferred. Certification/Licensure:  Currentor eligible New Mexico Occupational Therapist license and Certification by theNational Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy as an Occupational TherapistRegistered (OTR).  CPR required.        Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Employment Type

Day shift, 7-10 hr/shift, weekdays only