- Bakersfield, CA 93309 US
Occupational Therapist - California
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Bakersfield, operates in teams with a PT, OT, SLP and nurse by physician. We are committed to the clinical growth of our clinicians. Our therapists are allocated approximately one thousand dollars of clinical education per year. Every therapist at our facility is offered advanced training in the treatment of patients with CVA's, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Injuries or Orthopedics. 60% of our patients are from the CMS 13 Categories, the remaining patients are pulmonary, ortho, cardiac and general deconditioned patients.
Exciting News for HealthSouth! HealthSouth is becoming Encompass Health. Our main corporate office has already transitioned to our new name however our hospitals won't make this transition untill later this year. Please be aware that some emails may reflect this new change.
Why Choose HealthSouth? The Occupational Therapist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment.
Benefits To attract and retain the best professionals, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), college savings plan, employee assistance program, pre-paid legal plan and much more. For more information on available benefits, please click here.
Who will you treat? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our therapist can expect to spend an average of 2-4 weeks with our patients treating a wide clinical caseload such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our patients are discharged directly home.
We use evidence-based practice guidelines to treat our patients. We utilize our clinical outcomes to asses and improve our treatment interventions and programs. We participate in a national outcomes database, which provides benchmarks and sophisticated outcome reports to help us continually analyze and improve our patient outcomes.
Rehab Technology You will use standard and advanced therapy technologies- depending on hospital location, some equipment used such as Auto Ambulator, Smart Step by Adante, Bioness L300 and H200, and Interactive Metronome
Helping you become a better therapist is critical to our success - You will be paired with mentors; attend in- house as well as external educational programs. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and medical staff; a great way to learn beyond your own discipline.
HealthSouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Occupational Therapist License or Certification: *Must be in possession of current state license or certification on or before the first day of employment.
Education, Training and Experience: *Successful completion of a degree from an accredited therapy program or one that is determined to be substantially equivalent to a U.S. accredited program by an appropriate certifying agency preferred.
HealthSouth is becoming Encompass Health.