Occupational Therapist Job Description Sample
Cooperstown Center is seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist for our Skilled Nursing Facility in Cooperstown, NY.
We offer the following:
Great Benefits Package
Professional Growth & Stability
Innovative Training Programs
And much more!
OT Duties Include:
Evaluate Residents & develop a treatment plan that will meet their needs.
Choose activities that will help the Residents to carry out their daily works independently.
Monitor Residents as they carry out the task given to them.
Observe & assess Residents' progress and prepare detailed reports accordingly.
Help in rehabilitating Residents disabled as a result of injury, illness or other problems.
Maintains safe and clean working environment.
Maintain Resident confidence by monitoring confidential information processing.
Maintain documentation of Resident care services by auditing records.
Maintains a cooperative relationship among healthcare teams & contributes to team effort.
Supervise COTA's as required
Other duties as assigned
OT Requirements Include:
Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Program
Current New York State OT License
Experience in long-term care settings preferred
Centers Health Care is a fully integrated post-acute care continuum offering rehabilitation and skilled nursing services in more than 45 locations covering five states. In addition, we provide special services including in-patient and home dialysis, ventilator care, and care for those with Alzheimer's. The Centers Health Care family offers Urgent Care, Managed Care, Adult Day Health Care, and Assisted Living services, as well as every level of Home Care. Centers is well known for our commitment to our employees, offering outstanding ongoing training and development, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay rates, generous compensation packages and more.
Equal Opportunity Employer –M/F/D/V
Under the general supervision of the Manager and according to the established policies and procedures, plans and administers treatment and therapy programs designed to assist patients having various cognitive and physical disabilities to achieve their highest level of functional independence.
Also responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy.
Licensure/Registration: Licensure by the State of Florida as an Occupational Therapist.
Candidates who are eligible and have acquired a temporary license will have to (a) appear for and pass the immediate next upcoming licensure exam and (b) while holding the temporary license, will have to work under the supervision of an OTR/L and will have to have all his/her notes co-signed by the OTR/L.
Minimum of three (3) years of work experience preferred
Position is working in Adult inpatient rehab program,
Experience working with medically complex adult population preferred.
Occupational Therapist Description
Evaluates and treats residents and patients with conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling to improve their ability to perform tasks of daily living and working environments in compliance with federal guidelines and state practice acts.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Under a physician's orders, screens and evaluates resident/ patient and develops appropriate care plan.
Instructs residents, families and caregivers in the use of adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, splints, and aids for eating and dressing.
Maintains patient records in an accurate and timely manner.
Devises special tools and treatments for the specific needs of patients.
Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Occupational Therapist Requirements
Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.
Current license in Occupational Therapy (if required by state law).
One (1) year of clinical experience preferred.
State approved certification to provide advanced level treatments where applicable.
Physical Demands & Environment
Shift work may be required. Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands or fingers, reach with hands and arms, feel, talk and hear. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
About this Organization
We focus on people. Our residents. Their lives. Their health. Their families. We are one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term health care services in the United States. Through our affiliated entities, services are provided through skilled nursing facilities in 21 states. The commitment is to provide compassionate, family oriented short-term and long-term care. Our affiliated entities focus on individualized care that respects the dignity and rights of the residents. The aim is to care for every resident the way we would care for our family members. We strive to provide residents with services designed to achieve quality care and quality of life. To reach these outcomes we subscribe to quality treatment with a combination of "caring and curing". Select facilities provide Intravenous Therapy Services, Respiratory Therapy Services, Dementia Services and all facilities provide Rehabilitation Services.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
The Helena Public Schools are accepting applications for a full-time Occupational Therapist. Candidates are encouraged to make application with the school district by establishing a pre-employment file for this position.
Position requires Montana Licensure at the time of employment. Entry-level salary depends on date of hire, education level and applicable experience. The District provides a comprehensive cafeteria style benefit package which includes: retirement plan, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, health insurance with dental and vision coverage, life insurance, long term disability insurance, long term care insurance, a section 125 plan and numerous tax sheltered annuities (403b's).
Required application materials include: completed district online application, letter of interest, resume and college transcripts. Applications accepted immediately.
Screening of applications will commence June 1, 2018 and contniue on an ongoing basis until this posiiton is filled. Helena School District # 1 is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
District online application is available at: www.helena.k12.mt.us
Helena Public Schools
Personnel Services Office
55 South Rodney Street
Helena, Montana 59601
Phone: (406) 324-2010
The Registered Occupational Therapist's job will be to provide rehabilitation therapy to patients of all ages with temporary or chronic physical and mental disability. This will be done through purposeful activity that will include manual and creative skills, educational and recreational activities, facilitation techniques, developmental skills and various other techniques as applicable to the specific needs of the acutely and chronically ill. Treatment of patients will be to improve the patient's physical function and promote mental adjustment.
1.Direct patient treatments.
2.Safety of the patient while he/she is in the Occupational Therapy Department.
3.Organization and proper order of the Occupational Therapy treatment area.
4.Maintaining departmental and patient records.
5.Monitoring the supplies used for extended care, physical disabilities and stress management patients.
6.Charting daily progress of patients.
Physical Demands/Conditions: Bending, stooping, lifting patients and equipment when necessary.
Pushing patients in wheelchairs and on stretchers. Adjusting equipment to meet the specific needs of the patient treatment. Giving resistive exercise.
Physical contact with patients is sometimes necessary in treatment. Being alert and attentive to perceive reactions that patients may have to treatment. Ability to work under pressure and/or stress on occasion. Operation of electrical equipment.
Special Demands: Desire to work with and for people with temporary and/or chronic mental, physical, or developmental disabilities.
Knowledge of medical terminology is needed to understand patient evaluation and to chart patient progress satisfactorily. Knowledge of and experience in various arts and crafts that can be utilized by patients to build strength and promote function in upper and lower extremities as well as enhance one's self-esteem and independence. Good common sense and ability to reason are needed to organize activities and use available supplies to subordinate treatment programs.
An attitude of firm kindness in dealing with patients is necessary. Must be able to hold in confidence all matters of a personal nature regarding the patient and/or his family coming to his or her knowledge and to disclose such information only when it is in the best interest of the patient. Ability to be versatile in dealing with a variety of patients and treatment programs.
EDUCATION: The Registered Occupational Therapist has satisfactorily completed an Occupational Therapy curriculum approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy and certified by the American Board of Certification.
EXPERIENCE: When educational requirements are met, no previous experience is necessary, but would be desirable.
Authority: The Registered Occupational Therapist gives treatment only on written or verbal procedures as prescribed by a medical doctor or D.O.
1.Evaluate patients referred to Occupational Therapy to determine their current physical and functional status and assess their potential benefit from Occupational Therapy Services.
2.Plan Therapy Programs for:
a. Individual in-patients.
b. Individual out-patients.
c. Extended Care Center Patients and Group.
d. Stress management patients.
3.Evaluates, records, and reports patients progress for review by other members of the rehabilitation team.
4.Prepare and fit splints for functional upper and lower extremities as ordered.
5.Requisitions supplies and equipment.
6.Provides a safe Occupational Therapy Department.
7.Provides for economic use of hospital equipment and supplies.
8.Performs related duties as assigned.
SOURCE OF WORKERS: From schools of Occupational Therapy and from classified ads in professional publications.
SUPERVISED BY: Clinical Director
WORKERS SUPERVISED: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Aide, Students of Occupational Therapy, Volunteers and Attendants.
QUALIFICATIONS: Current and valid License in Occupational Therapy issued by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
Ability to use a variety of modern methods, techniques, and practices in occupational therapy including assistive technology.
Knowledge of fundamental principles and accepted trends in the field of school occupational therapy.
Ability to compose and comprehend written communication.
Ability to use scientifically-based research and evidence in their decision-making process.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and District personnel, both individually and as a group.
Ability to properly use and to care for the materials, supplies, and equipment employed in performing services as an Occupational Therapist.
Understanding of the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth patterns of students.
Ability to work effectively with all racial, ethnic, linguistic, disability, and socio-economic groups.
Ability to travel to sites/locations throughout the District.
Knowledge of basic computer application software.
EXPERIENCE Successful experience in planning and providing occupational therapy services, predominately to children and adolescents, in school settings, accredited medical centers, hospitals, clinics, and/or agencies, desired.
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES
To deliver occupational therapy services to students placed or referred for placement in special education programs.
Conducts assessments of students to determine eligibility for occupational therapy;
Evaluates and provides occupational therapy services to students with special education eligibilities;
Reviews reports from health care providers requesting occupational therapy and coordinates occupational therapy services with students' health care providers;
Collaborates with District medical personnel to coordinate medical care protocols and acts as a resource to school personnel in interpreting occupational therapy services;
Works with staff at school sites and District offices in prevention and intervention strategies;
Develops and re-evaluates students' individual occupational therapy plans on a regular basis;
Provides present level of performance for use in Individual Education Plan (IEP) committees, attends IEP meetings as necessary and maintains progress notes on student records;
Collaborates with parents regarding plans for occupational therapy services, including planning for therapy in the least restrictive environment;
Maintains a safe and orderly treatment area;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Nine month position with salary and hours to be established by the Board of Education.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be annually.
This job description has been reviewed and is in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
AccentCare® is a national post-acute healthcare provider with 45 years of industry experience. We thrive on providing patient-centric care and a warm and personalized experience within our local communities.
Your Success is our Success. We strive to provide our new employees with a structured on-boarding process to help you become assimilated quickly, and cutting-edge tools to make your daily work easier and more efficient. We offer extensive training and a wide-array of opportunities for continued education and promotional opportunities.
Position: Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
Reports to: Executive Director
As a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant you will:
Educate patients/families in basic home safety and medical equipment safety as applicable to services provided.
Coordinate Occupational Therapy services with other agency personnel by participating in care conferences, keeping agency informed of all changes.
Document all care, submitting required paperwork on a daily basis.
Adhere to the specifications of the Occupational Therapy Practice Laws, professional standards and agency policies/procedures in the performance duties.
Requirements of Qualified Candidates:
Associates Degree from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy
Valid license, registration, certification or permit to practice in the states of agency operation
Must possess and maintain valid CPR certification while employed in a clinical role
Ability to travel in order to accomplish all duties as outlined in job description
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order
Keywords: Home Health, Home Care, Healthcare, Occupational Therapy
We are thrilled to announce that a brand new Greystone health center, Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center, a 150-bed rehab facility, will be opening soon in Miami.
We've pulled out all the stops to make this center an experience unlike anything you've seen before. True to its Miami roots, Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center will feel like a tropical getaway, ensuring a comforting atmosphere for residents to relax and heal.
Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center will be located in the Kendall neighborhood at 5280 SW 157th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33185. It has been designed to meet the high demand for rehabilitation services of orthopedic and stroke patients with short-term stays, while also accommodating the needs of long-term residents.
Kendall Lakes is a Smoke-Free Campus
Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center has an opportunity for a driven, passionate, caring Occupational Therapist. The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for:
Assessing the needs of all individuals
Carries out a progressive treatment program
Records all pertinent information regarding the occupational therapy program
Provides consultation to the nursing staff
Participates in utilization review to coordinate total patient plan of care.
Job Requirements for Occupational Therapist position:
Must have a Minimum of Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy and hold and maintain current licensed in the state of Florida.
Must be registered by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., as designated by the initials O.T.R.
One full year of experience in a skilled nursing facility, is desired.
Must have the ability to relate and motivate patients for productivity
Must be able to cooperate with patients, families, peers, healthcare professionals, administrative personnel, students, and other staff.
Our Benefits Include:
Health, dental, vision and life insurance. Your well-being is important, and we value it.
Paid time off, including vacation and sick time. Because as much as you love your job, we want you to also love having time to be you.
A 401K retirement plan. You're our company's future, let us help you take care of yours.
Continuing education credits. Life, learning, and education are our top priorities.
Tuition reimbursement. The more you know, the more we can grow together.
This is a Greystone Healthcare Managed Community. As a growing organization, we offer many different career paths to help you achieve your professional goals.
At AccentCare, we Make A Difference!
As one of the nation's largest post-acute healthcare providers, we are proud to serve our local communities with personalized and patient-centric care. We leverage our national resources to stay current with the latest innovations in treatments, technology, and therapeutic practices.
We are a learning organization and offer many opportunities for professional advancement through ongoing training, online continuing education, tuition and CEU reimbursement. Moreover, our leadership and management teams actively seek to promote from within.
Our Therapists Make A Difference.
As an Occupational Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating function by administering and interpreting patient's diagnostic and prognostic tests of function in their homes. You will participate in development and revision of the Plan of Care by conferring with the patients' physicians and clinical team members. You will also work to improve and restore strength, coordination, range of motion and function by providing therapeutic treatment and instruction to patients in accordance with physician orders.
While doing what you love, you will be offered:
Growth and promotion opportunities
Opportunity to earn awards and recognition for a job well done!
Why being an Occupational Therapist at AccentCare is different.
The typical workday of an AccentCare therapist is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but in contrast to a hospital environment, a career in Home Health offers you flexibility that you may need during the day. Our therapists aren't confined to a traditional office environment. Rather, they are out-and-about during the day, learning the ins and outs of their particular city or town, and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to achieve patient success.
Our commitment to you.
We are committed to your career and well-being. We strive to provide our new employees with a structured on-boarding process to help them integrate quickly and cutting-edge tools to make their daily work easier and more efficient.
In addition, we offer comprehensive benefits to our regular full-time employees who work over 30 hours per week. You can choose these benefits for you alone or for both you and your family.
NHC Knoxville currently has an opening for PRN / Part-time OT. Minimum 1 year experience, Home Health experience preferred. Flexible days/hours available.
The Occupational Therapist supervises and participates in the implementation of occupational therapeutic techniques for the rehabilitation of patients with physical disabilities, injuries, or diseases.
Line of Authority:
Director of Therapy Services, Administrator/Director of Services.
Must be a graduate of an accredited course in occupational therapy as certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Must be registered under the statutes of the state in which the occupational therapist will be practicing.
Active member of the State and National Occupational Therapy Associations preferred.
Able to transfer, lift and guard patients safely with appropriate assistance.
Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily (70 – 80 lbs) in the care of patients and use of equipment.
Able to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.
Mental acuity and judgment skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs and clinical indications of the patients.
Able to learn, absorb and apply professional training.
Able to organize work procedures, assume responsibility and tactfully supervise others.
Able to speak in a clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.
Able to read, write and edit documentation.
Must have reliable personal transportation.
Coordinates and supervises Occupational Therapy services.
Provides Occupational Therapy services as ordered by the referring physician and delegates appropriate portions of the treatment program to the licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Instructs the Occupational Therapy staff in their delegated functions including precautions, special problems, contraindications, anticipated progress goals and plan for re-evaluation.
Evaluates, plans and supervises treatments and programs including the establishment of short-term and long-term goals for patients as approved by the physician with periodic re-evaluations.
Maintains patient care records as designated by the HomeCare agency, assuring that third party reimbursement qualifications are met, as well as all state/federal requirements
Consults with family members, physicians, and other health care professionals, as appropriate.
Participates in inservice training for Occupational Therapy.
Checks for safety, care and cleaning of equipment.
Serves as Utilization Review and/or Advisory Board Member as requested by Administrator/Director.
Conducts or contributes to occupational therapy related CQI, as requested.
Participates in interdisciplinary conferences to maintain continuity of patient care.
Provides Occupational Therapy services in accordance with all NHC HomeCare policies and procedures and state and federal guidelines.
Maintains knowledge base of HomeCare occupational therapy procedures and regulations as well as professional standards through attendance at workshops, and inservices and individual research and reading.
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