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