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- Tests and evaluates the extent of a patients disability to ensure proper treatment using various tests and procedures.
- Plans therapy program, establishes treatment goals; and administers treatment to restore body functions, strength, relieve pain, and prevent disability through the use of various therapeutic techniques and procedures. This includes patients in establishing goals and obtains patients informed consent as necessary.
- Provides patients and family members with treatment plan and instructions for home exercise programs and pain relief techniques.
- Upgrades treatment plan and goals as patient progresses.
- Regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patient towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
- Discharges patient from occupational therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from occupational therapy.
- Provides accurate and timely documentation of Occupational therapy management and patient management.
- Maintains appropriate medical records, documentation for each patient including evaluation, treatment and progress.
- Consults with medical providers regarding patient evaluation and treatment, progress of the patient, and discharge from treatment. Reviews patient records for current diagnosis, past medical history, precautions, and contraindications.
- Maintains compliance with documentation standards of department and regulatory agencies.
- 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 patients and other personnel.
- Provides triage Occupational Therapy services by providing advice and care either by means of phone triage and/or 1st Contact OT.
- Provides input and/or assistance to Senior Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Supervisor in the development of new classes, services, member and provider education, development of handouts, and other related services.
- 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 with certification 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
- National Provider Identifier
- PECOS Enrollment within 1 months of hire
- 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 continue 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 patient population and is clinic based.
- Expertise/competency in a particular subject matter in a clinical subject matter in high demand or in a clinical subject matter that we have limited resources or specialists on staff.
- Expertise/competency that has been gained from years of clinical experience from treating a pertinent diagnosis or patient population.
- Maintains professional and neat appearance at all times.
- Teaches Occupational Therapy related Health Education Classes, if demonstrates the required clinical skills.
- Becomes actively involved in supervision and orientation of volunteers within Occupational Therapy Department.
- Participates in community activities and member education at least two (2) times per year, which may include teaching health education classes, participating in medical center functions and attending community health fairs.
- Is flexible for coverage as needed in other facilities within the service area if appropriate.
- Knowledge of or practice in at least 75% of Basic OT Clinical Core Competencies preferred. Refer to list of clinical competencies.