Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.
- Wheat Ridge, CO (estab. 1905)
- Community-based, acute care hospital, Level III Trauma Center
- 2,100 associates, 900 physicians, 600 volunteers
- 338 beds
Services & Expertise
- 5-Star Birthing Center
- Breast Care Center (NAPBC accredited)
- Bridges Integrative Health & Wellness
- Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Heart & Neurovascular
- Primary Stroke Center
- Robotic Surgery
- Senior ER, Behavioral Health & Surgery
- Sleep Center
- Spine Center
- Women & Family Center
Kudos: Lutheran is recognized for quality, safety & patient experience by Truven, the Joint Commission & more!
The Occupational Therapist - Inpatient assesses, plans, and implements treatment programs for patients in collaboration with interdisciplinary treatment teams. The Occupational Therapist - Inpatient supervises and delegates the work of OT support personnel, and ensures policies, procedures, treatment objectives, quality assurance and patient safety protocols are followed.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Evaluating patients to determine need for occupational therapy intervention, and referring to interdisciplinary teams as appropriate.
- Developing treatment plans with realistic goals and patient input, and communicating plans to patients and families.
- Monitoring patient progress, communicating patient progress to interdisciplinary teams and families, and terminating treatment when maximum utility of therapy has been achieved.
- Collaborating with physicians, rehabilitation teams and others clinicians to coordinate care and facilitate positive patient outcomes.
- Documenting all treatment in a timely manner.
- Training medical and nursing personnel in occupational therapy techniques and objectives.
- Participating in educational programs, inservice meetings and continuing education to maintain licensure.
- The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy, required
- Current license as an Occupational Therapist in the state of practice, required
- Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
- One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred