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Occupational Therapist

Department: Rehabilitation/Therapy
Location: Johnson City, NY

JOB TITLE: Occupational Therapist

DEPARTMENT: Rehabilitation

SUPERVISOR: Director of Rehabilitation

WORK AREA: Rehabilitation Department and Patient Rooms

JOB SUMMARY:

Treats residents who have been referred to occupational therapist by the residentís physician on written order. Identifies residents by diagnosis or observation or staff referral who may benefit from therapy and requests orders for evaluation and treatment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists in establishing objectives, policies and procedures; provides information to Rehabilitation Director regarding statistics, supplies, equipment, and personnel.
  1. Reviews referrals for occupational therapy and physicianís orders; performs evaluations, sets goals, devises treatment plans, and implements treatments based on diagnosis, resident'í condition and rehabilitative prognosis. Makes recommendations, sends progress notes, and consults with the physician as necessary.
  1. Maintains proper documentation in medical record including evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and treatment logs. Provides information for care planning, MDS, PRI, and quality assurance.
  1. Supervises rehabilitation support staff in occupational therapy and assigns duties.
  1. Communicates with interdisciplinary team regarding patient care and consults with families as needed. Acts as an occupational therapy consultant to all departments providing inservicing as necessary; may perform other duties as directed by the Director

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed in a clinical rehabilitation department setting and in patient rooms where contact with staff, physicians, residentsí families and the public is required. Requires walking up to 95% of the workday. Must be capable of pushing, pulling, and moving up to 50 pounds or more. Finger dexterity is required with eye-hand coordination. Vision and hearing corrected to normal range.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Reports to the Director of Rehabilitation.

Treat patient information as confidential materials.

Maintain safety of patient and self during treatment.

Accurate and timely record keeping.

Follows nursing home policies and procedures.

Respects residentís rights and dignity.

Reports any suspected resident abuse as required by government regulations and the nursing home policies.

Attend all required inservices and seminars.

Mandatory inservices must be met within time required.

Required to follow established policies in regard to tardiness, attendance, and dress code.

Serves as a positive ambassador to Golden Hill Health Care Center, residents, staff, visitors, and the community.

QUALITIFICATIONS:

Work requires the knowledge of occupational therapy normally acquired through an accredited University for occupational therapy. New York State licensure to practice occupational therapy. Must possess skills to effectively acquire pertinent information from patientsí charts and the patients to evaluate, implement procedures and document the effects of treatment. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate accurately and precisely to patients and family members the instructions, which may be necessary in the completion of a treatment program. Must be able to identify changes in patient conditions and be able to communicate those changes to the appropriate staff member.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CREATE A CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT NOR IS IT INTENDED TO BE AN ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. ALL EMPLOYEES ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PERFORMING ANY AND ALL DUTIES REQUIRED BY GOLDEN HILL HEALTH CARE CENTER.

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