JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Review physician's prescription, patient's condition and medical records to determine occupational therapy treatment required.
Test and measure patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and record findings to identify a therapy diagnosis and develop or revise a comprehensive plan of care.
Plan and prepare a written evaluation report and treatment program based on evaluation of patient data.
Develop and update an appropriate plan of care in collaboration with the patient and family related to the patient's age and lifestyle with measurable long and short term goals and a defined discharge plan.
Implement evidence-based treatment protocols, including use of manual exercises and treatment equipment, application of physical agents, and patient assistance to perform various physical activities, including functional activities, daily-living activities, and the use of assistive and supportive devices, and record daily treatments.
Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages, adjust treatment to achieve maximum benefit, and prepare written progress reports.
Evaluate the learning needs and capabilities of patients and family members, and initiate patient and family education in a timely manner relative to age, length of stay, readiness to learn, and emotional status.
Confer with referring physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, communicate revisions in treatment program, and integrate occupational therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care.
Maintain confidentiality of personal protected information.
Discharge patient when goals have been met or medical necessity no longer warrants skilled therapy intervention, and prepare a written discharge report.
Establish provisions for continuing services and follow-up as needed.
Consistently meet patient care productivity standard as established by department.
Complete and submit patient billing information.
Complete all documentation in a timely manner. Orient, instruct, direct, and supervise work activities of support personnel, including occupational therapist assistants, rehab aides, students, and volunteers as appropriate and available.
Participate in referral development, marketing, policy and procedure development, and performance improvement initiatives related to physical therapy.
Plan and conduct lectures and training programs on occupational therapy and related topics for co-workers, medical staff, students, and community groups.
Comply with all applicable policies and procedures, including, but not limited to all departmental and functional policies and procedures, maintain acceptable attendance records, arrive for duty punctually, and follow dress code.
Attend mandatory inservice education programs.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Level of Education
Minimum: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Preferred: Master of Occupational Therapy
Level of Experience
Minimum: 0 Years Clinical Experience as an Occupational Therapist
Preferred: 2 Years Clinical Experience as an Occupational Therapist
State Issued License - Yes
CPR - Yes
ACLS - N/A
PALS - N/A
Type of Specialty Certification or other Licensure, if required: - N/A