BASIC FUNCTION: Deliver safe and effective low vision occupational therapy services under the supervision of and in partnership with Occupational Therapist.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: This position holds no direct supervisory responsibility.
TRAVEL REQUIRED: Approximately 75% within metro Chicago and suburbs. Less than 5% out of town travel.
- Follow treatment plan developed in collaboration with Occupational Therapist by teaching and implementing techniques related to low vision rehabilitation.
- Contribute to the evaluation process by implementing delegated assessments, and report observations, progress, and client capacities to Occupational Therapist.
- Administer and instruct patients in performance of all aspects of the treatment plan, monitoring and modifying the effectiveness and as necessary in accordance with Medicare requirements for reimbursement of rehabilitation services.
- Communicate and work in cooperation with Physicians, Occupational Therapist and other staff to provide optimal patient care.
- Prepare and complete all patient records in a timely manner and forward billing to Medicare/Medicaid and other insurance according to departmental guidelines and third party requirements.
- Prepare progress reports and other documentation on individual patients with both verbal and written notes to Occupational Therapist.
- Establish and nurture effective working relationships with patients, public and private agencies, family members, specialized residential facilities, training centers, etc. to improve services to the patient.
- Maintain case files, progress notes and other documentation.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant Program required.
- Current Illinois licensure.
- C.P.R. certification.
- Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
- Two or more years’ professional experience in low vision rehabilitation preferred.
- Proficient computer skills and ability to use electronic health record software for documentation.
- Commitment to our mission of providing opportunities for people who are blind, visually impaired, otherwise disabled and veterans is essential.
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is an Equal Opportunity Employer in full compliance with local, state, and federal Civil Rights and Affirmative Action laws.
The Chicago Lighthouse maintains a strong policy of accommodation and a consistent practice of employing qualified individuals with disabilities.