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Occupational Therapist II

Primary Location Gaithersburg, Maryland Job Number 1078047 Date posted 06/08/2022
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Description:
$5,000 Sign On Bonus




To be responsible for Occupational Therapy member management under the direction and supervision of the Rehabilitation Manager. This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanentes Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanentes policies and procedures. In addition, Regional leaders are accountable for communication, implementation, enforcement, monitoring and oversight of compliance policies and practices in their departments. In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also, accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Tests and evaluates the extent of a members impairments, functional limitations, participation barriers and/or disabilities to ensure proper treatment using various tests and procedures.

  • Plans an Occupational Therapy program, establishes treatment goals, and administers treatment to improve and/or remove impairments to minimize functional limitations to provide full participation in activities of daily living and reduce disability.

  • Provides direct member care through a variety of modalities, including in-person, telephonic, and/or video-based services.

  • Includes members/families/caregivers in establishing goals and obtains member s informed consent as necessary.

  • Provides members/families/caregivers with treatment plan and instructions for home exercise and self-management.

  • Upgrades treatment plan and goals as member progresses.

  • Regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of member towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.

  • Discharges member from Occupational Therapy when the member has received maximum benefit from Occupational Therapy.

  • Provides accurate and timely documentation of Occupational Therapy member management.

  • Supervises the care delivered by COTAs (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant) as per jurisdiction requirements.

  • Maintains appropriate medical records and documentation for services and communications regarding care.

  • Consults with medical providers regarding member evaluation and treatment, care plan updates and discharge from treatment.

  • Reviews member records for current diagnosis, past medical history, precautions, and contraindications.

  • Maintains compliance with company, state and regulatory documentation standards.

  • Establishes safe work environment.

  • Maintains clinical competency and ethical standards as outlined in the guidelines of the AOTA.

  • Maintains departmental supplies, equipment, and apparatus in clean, safe and functional condition.

  • Directs and instructs support personnel in performance of more routine procedures as requested.

  • Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations with the public member s and other personnel.

  • Provides triage Occupational Therapy services by providing advice and care through in person, phone, or video means.

  • Delivers and/or provides input and/or assistance to senior Occupational Therapists, Lead Therapists, and/or Rehabilitation Manager in the development of new classes, services, member and provider education, development of handouts, and other related services.

  • Participates in volunteer, student, or staff mentorship and/or clinical education activities.

  • Provides coverage as needed in other facilities within the region if appropriate.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

 


Experience



  • Minimum three (3) years of full time practice as a licensed Occupational Therapist in a clinical setting required.

     



Education



  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy curriculum for a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or a foreign-trained equivalent required.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

     



License, Certification, Registration



  • This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire.




  • Occupational Therapist License (Virginia) within 6 months of hire




  • Occupational Therapist License (District of Columbia) within 6 months of hire




  • Occupational Therapist License (Maryland) within 6 months of hire




  • PECOS Enrollment within 1 months of hire




  • National Provider Identifier




  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association

     



Additional Requirements:



  • Foreign trained therapists must meet the education requirements for licensure in all states in which they will potentially practice.

  • Actively pursuing and engaging in at least one of these continuing education or clinical experience to gain/enhance clinical expertise required as described below:

  • Post graduate degree from an accredited university with a specialty focus.

  • Fellowship or certificate from an accredited body or organization in a subject matter that is pertinent to our member population and is clinic based.

  • Expertise/competency in a clinical subject matter in high demand or in a clinical subject matter with limited resources or specialists on staff.

  • Demonstrates leadership skills and problem-solving abilities in the clinic and to our members.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the criteria for professional practice.

  • Successfully able to perform all core physical therapy competencies.

  • Demonstrates leadership in project management, teaching, clinical instructor for students, committee membership.

  • Evidence of involvement in staff development and mentoring.

     



Preferred Qualifications:



  • Current NBCOT registration.

  • Teaches occupational therapy related health education classes.

  • Actively involved in supervision and orientation of volunteers and/or students within an Occupational Therapy Department.

  • Participates in community activities and member education at least 2 times per year, which may include teaching health education classes, participating in medical center functions and attending community health fairs.

  • Knowledge of or practice in at least 75% of OT clinical competencies preferred.


Primary Location: Maryland,Gaithersburg,Gaithersburg Medical Office 655 Watkins Mill Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-MAS-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Gaithersburg HUB Medical Cntrt - Physical Therapy - 1808 Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.