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Occupational Therapist

Curahealth Hospitals New Orleans ,LA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job purpose 

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

 

Qualifications

  • 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.

 

Physical requirements 

  • 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.
Company Description
Curahealth Operates Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospitals with medical rehabilitation programs. Curahealth specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients who require individualized, interdisciplinary acute care for an extended recovery time.

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Curahealth Operates Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospitals with medical rehabilitation programs. Curahealth specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients who require individualized, interdisciplinary acute care for an extended recovery time.

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