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Occupational Therapist: Outpatient Rehab at 9th Street Oshtemo; Part-time; Neuro, hand therapy and lymphedema experience required.

Company: Bronson Battle Creek
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

A career with Bronson opens up new worlds. Cutting-edge technologies, clinical expertise and business innovations combined with individual human care and compassion are all a part of the experience.


BMH Bronson Methodist Hospital


Occupational Therapist: Outpatient Rehab at 9th Street Oshtemo; Part-time; Neuro, hand therapy and lymphedema experience required.

This position if for 9th Street Oshtemo for 3 days a week. Tuesday and Thursday 8:15-5 and Friday 9 to 5 PM. Minimum 2 years experience with evaluating and treating patients with cognitive issues, lymphedema, neurological issues and hand injuries is preferred. Opportunity to add hours and assist at other sites is an option.

Provides treatment to patients to facilitate development and rehabilitation of physically, cognitively, or emotionally disabled persons for the purpose of restoring and enhancing functional independence. Employees providing direct patient care must demonstrate competencies specific to the population served.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy

Clinical Experience preferred

Current license in the State of Michigan

Driving your own vehicle on a regularly scheduled basis to perform business on behalf of Bronson is required for this position and will require successfully pass of MVR check after an offer of employment has been made but prior to the employee's start date. Proof of valid auto insurance on that vehicle that will be driven while on duty for Bronson is required. It is the employee's responsibility to submit auto insurance renewals before current coverage expires to their supervisor. It is also the employee's responsibility to update their auto insurance coverage with Bronson if a different vehicle will be driven to perform business on behalf of Bronson.

BLS Certification required within 3 months of employment

Current driver's license in the state of Michigan, availability of car for business use on a daily basis, and proof of insurance required for BAH

  • Keyboarding skills to operate a PC/mobile device
  • Must work as a team member and be able to effectively communicate with patients, visitors, and all members of the care delivery team
  • Social sensitivity and the ability to communicate in English effectively is definitely required
  • Regularly performs work requiring a high level of interpersonal skills to deal with delicate patient care matters

Work which produces levels of mental/visual fatigue which are typical of jobs that perform a wide variety of duties with frequent and significant uncontrollable deadlines. Work may include the operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT up to 40 percent of the time. Involves regularly lifting of bulky or moderately heavy weights (i.e., up to 50 pounds), and occasionally assisting with heavier tasks or expending the equivalent effort in pushing, pulling, or otherwise handling material, equipment, and other objects.

Clinical Duties

  • Interpretation and implementation of referrals; evaluates patient functional status and therapeutic needs through standardized assessment and testing; establishes functional baseline to be used throughout treatment as a gauge of progress and optimal functional independence.
  • Establish education and treatment planning.
  • Family and community education
  • Interdisciplinary discussion/rounds
  • Patient care goal setting and estimating length of treatment.
  • Program development and participation in department process improvement
  • Serving as a resource person in areas of expertise
  • Providing inservices in areas of expertise for the Bronson Rehabilitation System
  • Direct patient care according to the treatment plan; facilitates and instructs patients in the skills necessary to successfully participate.
  • May design and fabricate splints and other assistive devices.
  • Will cross-train to other departments within Rehabilitation Services as needed

Administration Duties

  • Documenting evaluations, patient treatment plans, treatments performed, and progress; indicates condition in relationship to established goals and alterations to treatment plan to enhance therapy potential.
  • Documenting in the electronic health record per compliance timelines
  • Responsible for communicating to leadership any limitations that prevent timely documentation
  • For each person served the therapist maintains accurate, legible and complete records.
  • Serving on committees and task forces
  • Participating in process improvement
  • Demonstrates time management skills.
  • Supervision of COTA, Rehab Clinical Assistant, OT students, COTA students and volunteers, athletic trainer

The Occupational Therapist has the responsibility to maintain and upgrade his/her competencies based on the population served, the type and nature of the care provided, and advances in health care sciences and technology.


First Shift

Time Type

Part time

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Cost Center

4101 Occupational Therapy - OP (BMH)

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Keywords: Bronson Battle Creek, Kalamazoo , Occupational Therapist: Outpatient Rehab at 9th Street Oshtemo; Part-time; Neuro, hand therapy and lymphedema experience required., Other , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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