POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the administrative direction of the Program Director, provides and supervises the treatment of Adult Day Health Care participants; acts as a consultant to the Program Director and is a member of the Multidisciplinary Team. Must work the minimum number of hours necessary to meet the needs of the participants.
1. Evaluates all participant's physical condition and functional status. Establishes realistic goals and sets up treatment plans to administer occupational therapy techniques. Consults with participant, family and caregiver to determine wants, needs and goals for day center attendance and physical therapy interventions. Completes signed and dated quarterly progress notes and reassessments at least every six months. Reevaluates patient for any changes is health or functional status.
2. Provides occupational therapy treatment. Instructs and demonstrates to family and others the occupational therapy and rehabilitation procedures indicated.
3. Provides a maintenance-training program to center staff and periodic evaluation of those receiving training.
4. In coordination with the center R.N., supervises maintenance aides by instruction, observation and open discussion.
5. Records on participant's charts daily. Records initial and final evaluations, makes progress notes, and schedules participants for further treatment. Completes quarterly progress notes, and six-month reassessments on participants for all participants receiving Occupational Therapy.
6. Works in close cooperation with staff and participants as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team.
7. Meets the administrative requirements of the position such as attending meetings and keeping statistical records.
8. Participates in the discharge plan and initials the discharge summary.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must have current CPR and First Aid certifications. Must have had a TB clearance within
the last 12 months or within 7 days of employment. Must work the hours necessary to
meet the needs of the participants.
1. Knowledge of the principles and procedures relating to occupational therapy and how they apply specifically to frail elderly.
2. Skill in assessing/reassessing the functional capabilities of frail elderly; in identifying/establishing individual treatment programs for occupational therapy; in administering the prescribed occupational therapy program; in communicating the principles of occupational therapy to other staff members; and in keeping accurate, on-going records of individual therapy programs.
3. Licensed by the Board of Occupational Therapy.
4. Experience with the frail elderly or chronically ill persons and as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team.