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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Occupational Therapist - Hobbs, NM - Full Time in Hobbs, New Mexico

Covenant Health is seeking a full time, day shift Occupational Therapist with the Physical Therapy LRMC at Covenant Health System in Hobbs, NM.

We are offering a career incentive bonus of up to $4,000 and relocation assistance for those that qualify!

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.

Essential Function:

  • Comprehensively assesses the functional needs of the patient and sets appropriate goals for the patient. Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, and consults with other specialists as needed. Reassesses patient’s functional needs and adjusts care plan as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcome.

  • Establishes measurable STG & LTG with time frames in appropriate sequence. Consistently works to achieve functional goals seen in daily documentation and selecting appropriate therapeutic methods to accomplish treatment goals. Educates patient and family concerning diagnosis, goals and home program.

  • Cooperates with other personnel to achieve department objectives and maintain good employee relations with interdepartmental objectives.

  • Adheres to the rules regarding standards of practice and ethics of AOTA. Complies with current licensure laws and rules related to aides and assistants. Assures that licensure requirements for annual renewal are met in a timely manner.

  • Maintains established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality and improvement programs, and safety, environmental, and infection control standards.

  • 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.

  • Documents evaluations and treatment goals and plans in a timely manner in accordance with policies of Rehab Services, JCAHO and CARF.

  • Provides direction and leadership to support staff, students and new graduates. Acts as a resource to promote occupational therapy within the community.

  • Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.

  • Volunteers to participate in special rehab committees and activities. Actively attends committee meetings and follows through on assigned committee activities.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education :

  • Graduation from an accredited occupational therapy school.


  • New Mexico license or eligible

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience :

  • 1 year Rehabilitation experience.

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 LubbockCovenant 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