This position provides occupational therapy services to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in order to facilitate the highest level of independence and recovery from or adaptation to various deficits or disabilities through: providing evaluation and assessment, functional activities, therapeutic exercise, procedures, education and training.
ESSENTIAL JOB OUTCOMES AND FUNCTIONS
Evaluates adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Develops individualized treatment plans and patient centered goals. Monitors and documents patient progress and modifies treatment plan as needed.
Provides patient treatment and patient / family education for each assigned patient.
Schedules and coordinates patient care in collaboration with interdisciplinary team.
Maintains all required documentation for each patient in compliance with regulations and expectations of assigned area.
Supervises therapy assistants with clinical functions and meets regularly with them to update treatment plans as applicable.
Supervises rehabilitation technicians in their role as care extenders in the clinical setting.
Continues to develop individual knowledge base of best practices, new techniques, technologies and participates in continuing education activities.
Participates in continuous departmental quality improvement projects
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Meets population specific competencies at novice level.
Communicates effectively and meets documentation requirements in a timely manner.
Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal and team building skills in order to create a harmonious work environment and customer satisfaction.
Provides direct patient care 75% of the time and documents productivity on a daily basis.
Demonstrates excellent time management skills.
Consistently applies with safety, infection control policies and procedures, and other applicable policies.
Participates in quality improvement, departmental specific education activities and staff meetings.