Posting Note: Are you interested in joining one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country? Looking to do meaningful work to make an impact? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then consider joining Phoenix Children’s Hospital! Our rehabilitation team is looking for an experienced pediatric occupational therapist to join them in serving the diverse needs of Arizona families and those supported by our many medical Centers of Excellence. As part of that role, our interdisciplinary feeding team is excited to welcome an occupational therapist with feeding therapy experience to join in providing evidenced-based and family-centered feeding therapy services to the families we support. Training, certification, and/or experience utilizing established approaches to feeding therapy (SOS, SOFFI, etc) is preferred!
This position provides Occupational Therapy services to a pediatric population, from infant through adolescence/young adulthood. Performs evaluation, program planning, and treatment of patients in activities of daily living, sensorimotor integration, cognitive and psychosocial skill, and feeding therapy, specific to age and developmental/functional level determined by assessment.
- Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
- Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
- Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
- Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
- Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
- Evaluates and treats patients with a wide range of diagnoses including but not limited to: neurological, sensorimotor, musculoskeletal, complex medical conditions, trauma, and/or occupational performance disorders/delays. Demonstrates knowledge of typical development and possesses skills necessary to provide age appropriate services in areas of self-care and play involving motor, sensory-integrative, cognitive, and psychosocial functions. Uses pediatric-based behavior management strategies and matches diagnostic/therapeutic interventions to age/ability of the child using a framework of family-centered care. Establishes appropriate treatment plans with age appropriate, functional, and measurable goals with target timeframes. Obtains mutual agreement upon discussion with family/guardian. Implements patient’s plan of care using treatment modalities including but not limited to: exercise, splinting, taping, heat/cold, electrical stimulation, massage, and ultrasound as prescribed by a physician. This may include recommendations for dynamic medical equipment to maximize function. Performs patient/family teaching for maximizing function within the home/community and implementation of home program. Provides care as outlined in standards of care section of the AOTA and PCH Policies & Procedures Manual.
- Maintains appropriate and timely documentation in compliance with Joint Commission, state/federal guidelines, and CARF standards, including participation in Total Quality Management.
- Builds and maintains rapport within the department, hospital, and community, while professionally interacting with physicians, families, and hospital/community personnel. This includes preparation and participation in in-service training programs. Supervises and directs assistive personnel including but not limited to certified occupational therapy assistants, rehab technicians, and students, providing input into their performance evaluations.
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.