SUMMARY: To provide physical therapy services to children (infant to school-aged) with developmental delays. Children may have diagnoses such as Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, neurological disorders, socio-emotional delays/disorders, etc. Conduct individual therapy sessions in the center, home, and school settings. Complete Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and/or Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and all related meetings. Complete evaluations and progress reports. Serve as member of interdisciplinary team.
REPORTS TO: Clinical Manager
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00 (flexible)
Provides assessments, develops and implements treatment plans based on physician orders and therapist recommendations
Conduct evaluation and provide treatment for children in the areas of fine motor/sensory development in the childcare and home settings
Assist in developing IFSP/IEP's for each child
Maintain communication with parents/caregivers. Assist in planning and implementing family training activities
Provide yearly assessment reports, progress notes, progress reports, discharge summaries and case conference summaries.
Provide suggestions and recommendations for strategies in the home and center/school for fine motor/sensory development
Coach family members and teaching how to apply strategies in daily routines
Consult/recommend assistive devices or adaptive equipment that will help the child function in daily life
Participate in case conferences, staff meetings and professional in service meetings
Consult with other agencies regarding the child's gross motor development
Provide guidance and/or supervision for students and interns as required
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (Required to perform essential functions)
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential function.
Complies with State, Federal and Other Relevant Regulations
Records client treatments, responses, and progress on designated forms
Provides suggested home activities to parents
Completes all progress and discharge reports and paperwork in a timely manner
Develops and maintains all client progress reports and documentation, in compliance with agency or program rules and regulations
Attend trainings, as required
Complies with privacy laws and requirements under HIPAA regulations and understand the consequences of non-compliance
Follows all safety procedures as required by organization policy and procedure and understand the consequences of non-compliance
Complies with Medicaid and insurance regulations and authorizations for billing and demonstrate appropriate use and knowledge of CPT codes
Maintains appropriate certification and licensure of job qualifications.
Provides supervision to clinical fellows
Serves as a clinical instructor for students.
Participates in and provides training for staff and participants
Attends and participates in general staff meetings
Develops and maintains positive relationships with customers and referral sources
Provides exceptional customer services, both internally and externally
Maintains an effective and professional working relationship with consumers and their families/care providers, co-workers and referral sources.
Works and communicates as a treatment team member
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
MA degree in Occupational Therapy; Licensed in the District of Columbia (curriculum approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association: Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation; or Council on Medical Education) experience preferred