Seeking a full time Occupational Therapist at our Skilled Nursing Facility in Chicago Ridge, IL
At HealthPro Heritage we hire people who share our vision, who work diligently and provide the kind of care that will help change patient's lives for the better. As an Associate, your dedication and commitment deserve respect and recognition. If you're looking for a career and straightforward and realistic 'care' expectations, maybe it's time to look at our company.
The Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats residents in accordance with orders of the physician through the use of therapeutic procedures and assistive devices intended to maximize functional potentials in all areas of a resident's life. The Occupational Therapist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of Occupational Therapy.
1. Review available resident information and evaluate the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.
2. Conduct and document a thorough functional assessment of the resident, utilizing standardized procedures. Assessment of home/vocational and equipment needs.
3. Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on resident needs and containing achievable functional goals.
4. Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines and consistently maintain timely and accurate departmental records.
5. Enter a progress note in the resident record following each treatment session.
6. Revise treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process.
7. Document the course of treatment in a clear, concise discharge summary utilizing a prescribed format.
8. Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and provide close supervision while such staff members are working with residents.
9. Orient residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Inform residents of any potential risk during any procedure.
10. Work with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident's use of functional abilities.
11. Establish and instruct resident and family/other caregiver in exercises and therapeutic procedures to be continued following discharge.
12. Assist in the referral process when a resident requires additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge of community resources.
13. Attend and participate or provide information for rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress, problem or needs.
14. Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as required.
15. Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
16. Participate in the quality improvement process by responding appropriately to results of medical record audits, resident/referral source satisfaction surveys, safety activities and regulatory requirements.
17. Act in compliance with Heritage Healthcare’s regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
18. Provide input to the Rehabilitation Manager on clinical performance of assistants as requested and appropriate.
19. Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare through formal and informal interactions with the community.
20. Adhere to company and facility policies and procedures and participate in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
21. Perform other duties as assigned and required to provide quality care to residents.
22. Understands reimbursement by various payers and allocates therapy resources efficiently in accordance with resident goals and outcomes related to discharge destination.
23. Demonstrate a knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local Coverage Determination Policy and third party reimbursement guidelines.
24. Support the company’s commitment to Compassionate Care; project a professional image to foster confidence in the Rehab Program.
25. Perform duties in an independent manner and recognizes situations where direct supervision is needed; willingly helping
26. Maintain the expected productivity level that has been discussed and is expected for your position at your particular facility/facilities
1. Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.
2. Current license/certification in the state of practice.
3. Prefer supervision, training and/or experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.
4. Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in identified areas of specialization.
5. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
6. Demonstrated ability to assess resident needs and develop and implement a comprehensive plan of care.
7. Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.
8. Ability to complete the following activities safely, and at times, for prolonged periods:
• Standing: Maintaining an upright position on the feet, especially for prolonged periods of time
• Pushing: Applying pressure and exerting force against an object for the purpose of moving it forward or away from the source of the force – push or pull force up to 35 lbs.
• Lifting: Raising an object from a lower to a higher position, or moving an object laterally, from position to position-Required to lift up to 50 lbs of force independently. May be required to lift over 50 lbs with assistance of another person or a mechanical lift
• Stooping: Bending the body forward and down from the waist, hips and knees, sometimes for a prolonged length of time.
• Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction away from the body
• Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving surfaces