Occupational Therapist develops and provides occupational therapy services to referred patients and serves as a patient advocate in the Therapy Department.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluates and develops treatment plans to assigned patients.
Evaluates patients within 72 hours of physician referral.
Supervises rehabilitation technicians and COTAs in direct patient care and patient-related activities.
Treats patients according to treatment plans approved by attending physician.
Provide evidence based treatments and monitor progress to all patients on OT caseload.
Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation, physicians and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
Participates as necessary in patient care conferences, rehabilitation meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
Documents treatment and outcomes on a daily basis according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
Completes all required documentations of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
Performs department audits to ensure quality patient care
Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff.
Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
Establishes and instructs caregivers and patients in patient specific maintenance programs, DME, and safety.
Participates in discharge planning and completes appropriate paperwork.
Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
Serves as clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant schools.
Communicates and coordinates clinical services department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Occupational Therapy.
Demonstrates knowledge of Occupational Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example, , ultrasound, e-stim, etc.
Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
Adheres to department productivity standard.
Communicates with COTAs on a daily basis regarding patient goals, outcomes and plan of care.
Communicates with physician regarding patient status (i.e. weight bearing) and activity level.
Provides quality customer service to patients, family members, and staff
Demonstrates knowledge of the medically complex patient and provides appropriate interventions based on diagnosis.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Minimum of one year working with the adult acute population preferred.
Licensed by the state of practice in Occupational Therapy
Certified in CPR and CPI
Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty 90 days