Occupational Therapist - PRN

Description

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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Job Requirements

Experience

EXPERIENCE:
 Minimum of three years working in a rehab setting.
 Neuro experience preferred

Education Required

 Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Occupational Therapy.
 Masters and Doctorate degree preferred

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
 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