Assess referred patients ranging in age from 18 years to geriatric who are experiencing rehabilitation conditions or medical surgical conditions requiring rehabilitation and/or wound care needs. Provide direct patient care to assess functioning in activities of everyday living and are essential for independent living. Establish and administer a treatment program with specific goals determined according to the patient capacity and tolerance under the direction of a Physician. Educate patients and families in appropriate occupational therapy methods.
Duties and responsibilities
- Complete initial and regular patient assessment and reassessments in a timely manner documenting outcomes and data interpretation.
- Communicate interpretation to Physician and interdisciplinary team. Initiate plan of care with expected outcomes.
- Plan, coordinate, and implement treatment plan as prescribed by physician.
- Administers appropriate physical agent; provide training, education, and fittings with patient and family members; report both oral and written regarding patient progress and discharge.
- Evaluate care interventions and their effect on outcomes; document progress and variances to expected outcomes.
- Participate in plan of care of patient in collaboration with interdisciplinary team and physician. Provide ongoing patient/family education. Participate in monitoring patient perceptual outcomes and addresses as appropriate.
- Maintain clean and safe environment and equipment. Prepare patient and/or room for treatments and therapy. Transport and transfer patient in a safe manner.
- Participate in performance improvement activities for department and hospital wide programs. Collect and analyze data. Maintain quality control of all rehab equipment.
- Perform clerical duties such as answering phones, taking messages, taking inventory, ordering supplies and completing forms.
- Remain current with literature related to departments for which responsible and maintain an updated methodology, tools, manuals and criteria as necessary and appropriate. Attend all required hospital meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Position supervisory responsibilities
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Rehab Tech
- Ability to project a Professional Image.
- Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
- Knowledge and experience in the needs of patients ranging in age from 18 to geriatric.
- Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent writing and speaking skills
- Graduation of a school for Occupational Therapy
- Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program
- A minimum of two (2) years’ experience directly related to duties and responsibilities, preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Occupational Therapy Assistant licensure, in good standing, by the state of work.
- Must maintain current BLS certification throughout employment.
- Ability to continuously stand, walk, talk, hear and feel.
- Ability to frequently sit, push/pull, lift and reach.
- Ability to occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell.