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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Occupational Therapist - Acute Care Rehab - Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas

Covenant Health is seeking a Full-time, Day Shift Occupational Therapist with the Acute Care Rehab Department at Covenant Medical Center.

Job Summary:

The practice of occupational therapy shall include assessment, treatment planning, and implementation, education, communication and demonstration of leadership to address the needs of patients and their families as well as to foster a positive working relationship among professionals and ancillary staff. Position requires general supervision. The majority of the patient care will be performed in an inpatient hospital setting.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates/reassesses patients functional needs to ensure optimal outcomes, consults with other specialists as needed. The majority of the therapy performed will be in an inpatient setting during a 7 day work week.

  • Designs and implements a plan of care for the patient and significant others based on a thorough assessment.

  • Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care according to AOTA guidelines and practice act.

  • Communicates effectively with patients, families and the health care team.

  • Documents appropriate and accurate information in a timely manner.

  • Provides direction and leadership to certified occupational therapist assistants, aides, volunteers and students.

  • Enhances professional development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops; renews license in a timely manner.

  • Maintains composure through stressful situations such as working with difficult patients or having a high caseload. Organizes schedule in such a way to complete all assignments and treatment in a timely manner. Is flexible and can accommodate to the needs and demands of the department.

  • Neonatal Therapist:

  • Complete orientation and competency training utilizing a competency checklist.

  • Complete education specific to neonates every two years. Can be CEU, literature, lecture, etc.

Minimum Position Requirements


  • Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy school.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Texas license or eligible.


Preferred Position Qualifications:


  • 1 year Rehabilitation experience.

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Covenant Health is celebrating over 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.

For over 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.

As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.

Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:

Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of Lubbock

Covenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.

Covenant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: Occupational Therapy

Req ID: R351332