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, develop treatment plans to assigned patients.
Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physical referral, depending on level of care.
Supervises rehabilitation technicians and COTAs in direct patient care and patient-related activities
Treats patients according to treatment plans approved by attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients.
Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation, physicians and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Complete all required documentations of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
Participates in policy and procedure meetings.
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 in patient specific maintenance programs.
Participates in discharge planning.
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, traction, ultrasound, whirlpool, etc.
Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Minimum of three years working in a rehab setting.
Neuro experience preferred
Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Occupational Therapy.
Masters and Doctorate degree 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 (30) days