OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - MTS SMH - PRN (JOB ID: 5766)
Location: MTS SMH
Employment Status: PRN
Organizes and conducts Occupational Therapy programs to facilitate rehabilitation of the mentally or physically disabled.Directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance physical performance, facilitates learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminishes or corrects pathology, and promotes and maintains health.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of a licensed physician, the therapist develops and implements patient treatment consistent with the objectives of the interdisciplinary treatment plan by performing comprehensive assessments, establishing realistic and measurable short- and long- term goals, and initiates appropriate actions based upon evaluation findings.
Implements appropriate treatment techniques to maximize patient function, promote healing and adjustment of disability.
Adapts conventional therapy techniques to meet the needs of patient. Adaptations are based on the patients’ and families’ physical and cognitive capabilities, intelligence level, interests, and discharge plans.
Provides patient care in a safe and therapeutic environment by maintaining the privacy of the patients and families.
Provides education to the patients and family members from admission to discharge by providing individualized instructions to maximize function.
In a timely manner, documents patients’ evaluation progress, interim assessments, and discharge summaries with updated goals.
Updates, modifies, and prioritizes goals based on evaluations and re-evaluation of findings.
Independently plans and arranges for patient discharges through communication with the interdisciplinary team; discharges patients with appropriated home programs, durable medical equipment, and referrals to other health care professionals.
Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice within the profession.
Recognizes limitations and makes appropriate referrals to other therapists or health care professions.
Participates in staff and intern orientation/training.
Engages in continuous quality improvement activities to evaluate compliance to standards, policies and procedures, and identifies strategies to improve patient care.
Bachelor of Science degree or greater in Accredited Occupational Therapy Program.
Licensed as an Occupational Therapist
Maintains certification through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
CPR Certification required 30 days from hire date.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
A.Medium to heavy work in lifting and supporting of patients
B.Walking and standing for long periods of time.
C.Agile enough to allow for easy movement about patients during treatment.
D.May be exposed to blood and body fluids, contaminated open wounds, various flammable chemicals, adhesives, and electrical equipment in providing patient care.