HealthPRO - Heritage

Occupational Therapist (OT) - PRN

Job Locations US-CT-Mystic
Requisition ID
2022-59617
Category (Portal Searching)
Therapy - Clinical Staff
Position Type (Portal Searching)
PRN/Per Diem
Recruiter Name
Jontelle Romero-Bennett
Recruiter Email
jbennett@healthpro-heritage.com
Recruiter Number
505-933-4527
Recruiting Priority Level
C

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

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.

 

Qualifications

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

Recruiter : Email Address

jbennett@healthpro-heritage.com

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