Occupational Therapist - Delta
Company: Delta Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Delta Nursing & Rehabilitation Center - -
POSITION DESCRIPTION: To provide direct patient care and support
activities which build and maintain the outstanding outcomes of the
therapy department. Hiring H1 candidates
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Aids in the restoration and enhancement of independent function in
those individuals whose living status has been compromised by
illness and/or injury: evaluates and treats patients, communicates
with families, physicians and other health team members, documents
services in the medical record. Contributes to professional
development of self and others. Enhances interdisciplinary team
through professional skills and knowledge. Demonstrates safe
Provides patient treatments, which meet patient needs, and uses
current treatment knowledge in accordance with facility clinical
procedures. This includes but is not limited to:
Performing accurate, comprehensive patient evaluations.
Developing effective plan of treatment and obtaining appropriate
approvals from referring physicians.
- Supervising Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and/or
Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities
according to facility policy as well as State and Federal
Communicating with supervisor and other health team members
regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
Instructing patient's families or nursing staff in specified follow
Interviewing patient and families regarding previous level of
functioning and life style and current and future expectations.
Demonstrating knowledge of appropriate resources for
problem-solving and clinical best practice.
Assessing, training, and issuing necessary ADL adaptive equipment
and durable medical equipment for patients to facilitate
independence in ADLs.
Writes accurate, complete, and clear documentation in accordance
with regulatory, licensing, payor, and accrediting requirements.
This includes but is not limited to:
Recording Resident Needs Reviews, evaluations, daily treatment
notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries in accordance with
Recording treatment charges and insuring that documentation is
consistent with billing data.
Writing specific, objective documentation, which is outcome
oriented and details the patient's needs, potential to benefit from
treatment, and progress achieved to date. Includes specific,
objective, measurable goals.
Managing Medicare Medical Review and Denials process in conjunction
with Director of Rehabilitation, the facility, and therapy
Acquiring and documenting consents/approvals for treatment when
Consistently demonstrates the facility's interdisciplinary approach
to patient care. This includes but is not limited to:
Integrating findings of other members of the interdisciplinary team
in treatment assessment and recommendations.
Integrating input from patient and family in treatment assessment
Preparing for and providing meaningful contributions to the rehab
team conferences, patient care conferences, utilization review
meetings, family conferences, and caregiver training sessions.
Collaborating with and informing facility staff in areas of patient
Educating members of the team in areas of expertise.
Working with facility to teach documentation practices, which
assist the therapy team.
Communicating effectively with discharge planners.
Contributes to professional development of self and others. This
includes but is not limited to:
Utilizing continuing education assistance to achieve targeted
Interacting with peer therapist at local acute hospitals and other
environments, if appropriate.
Presenting at weekly rehab team conferences, facility in-services,
and professional conferences.
Maintaining a current body of knowledge in areas of clinical
expertise through seminars, professional journals, and peers.
Meeting continuing education requirements of regulatory
Aids in building and maintaining a positive facility culture as a
professional member of the staff. This includes but is not limited
Consistently demonstrating positive core values in interactions
with co-workers, patients and families, with all other persons
involved with the patient's care, and the general public.
Consistently demonstrating professional standards.
Contributing to a positive work team by sharing information, using
problem-solving methods and accepting new ideas, constructive
criticism, or advice from others.
Demonstrating superior customer service through courtesy,
consistent follow-up and positive communication.
Demonstrates safe working practices. This includes but is not
Identifying and correcting safety hazards or notifying the facility
or the Director of Rehabilitation so that safety hazards will be
Maintaining work areas in safe and orderly fashion.
Maintaining equipment in safe working order by facilitation annual
Using proper body mechanics during treatments of patients and
during support activities.
Using universal safety precautions.
Wearing appropriate protective equipment.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Knowledge in Occupational Therapy evaluation and
- Ability to supervise and direct assistants and aides.
- Understanding of the principles of physical modalities employed
in Occupational Therapy.
- Knowledge of use of prosthetic and orthotic devices ambulatory
aides, assistive and resistive devices, and training.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Ability to work with all types and levels of patients.
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from an
accredited Occupational Therapy program.
- Experience in geriatric rehabilitation preferred
- Experience in adult neurological, cardiac, and/or general
rehabilitation is preferred.
For Direct Patient Care:
Must be able to lift and transfer patients to and from all surfaces
a minimum of 10 times per day.
Must be able to lift approximately 50-70 pounds a minimum of 10
times per day.
Must be proficient with the use of hands for repetitive grasping
and find motor manipulation.
Must be able to perform CPR, if required.
Occupational Therapist will spend approximately 60-80% of time
bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching while working with
occupational therapy patients.
Occupational Therapist will spend approximately 60-80% of time
For Support Activities:
Occupational Therapist may spend approximately 10-20% of time
sitting at desk
or terminal entering data.
Current Occupational Therapist State Licensure as required.
Current CPR certification
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