ABOUT SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a progressive, state-of-the-art facility nestled beneath the Big Horn Mountains in beautiful Northeast Wyoming. Founded over 100 years ago, Sheridan Memorial is licensed for 88 beds with over 60 physicians who provide primary medical care and specialty care in more than 15 areas. We are proud of our more than 700 employees who provide personalized, patient-centered care in a healing environment. When people think of excellent healthcare, they think of Sheridan.
An Occupational Therapist (OT) administers occupational therapy to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the nurse manager.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Improves or minimizes residual physical disabilities of the patient.
- Returns the individual to optimum and productive living within the patient’s capabilities.
- Periodically participates with all other health care personnel in patient care planning.
- Provides prescribed occupational therapy.
- Directs and supervises personnel as required.
- Takes initial history and makes initial evaluation.
- Performs all skilled procedures.
- Consults with physicians regarding change in treatment.
- Writes reports to physicians regarding patient's progress.
- Instructs patients/family members in home programs and fine motor movement exercises.
- An initial evaluation, including plan of treatment and goals, must be completed and submitted to the physician for approval. A recertification by physician every 60 days is necessary, if further treatment is to be continued. A progress note is written each visit. A reevaluation is written when expected duration of treatment is reached. A summary is written upon patient’s discharge.
- Periodically presents an inservice to the Agency staff.
- Assists the physician in evaluating level of function.
- Helps develop the plan of care and revises as necessary.
- Prepares clinical and progress notes.
- Advises and consults with the family and other Agency personnel.
- Participates in inservice programs.
Education / Experience / License and Certifications
- Graduate of an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and/or certified by successfully completing the National Certification examination, or
- Is eligible for the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
- Currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.
- Two (2) years experience, preferred.
- BLS certification, preferred.
- Criminal and Central Registry Background Checks, required.
Department Specific Education / Experience / License and Certifications
- Valid, unexpired Driver's License, required.
- Current Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) meeting the acceptable guidelines as outlined in the Drive Safe Policy, upon hire and continued throughout duration of employment in any position that requires driving, required.
- Proof of current motor vehicle insurance in the form of a policy declarations page with the minimum limits not less than $300,000 combined coverage, required.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.
Specific demands not listed: Possible exposure to blood and or body fluids / infectious disease / hazardous waste requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Exposure to odorous chemicals / specimens and Latex products.
Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required.