Responsible for initial assessment, re-assessment, treatment planning, treatment implementation, reporting and documentation of all referred patients within departmental and professional standards. Serves as a resource in specified area of expertise. Participates in organizing educational activities and special projects, and facilitates staff development.
Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy. Bachelor's, Certificate or basic level Master's degree in Occupational Therapy.
Achieves minimum CEUs to maintain therapy license.
Attends a minimum of 3 department in-services.
Identifies area of interest with documented co-treatments, CE course, or participation in department interest group.
At least one year of clinical experience in a rehabilitation or acute care setting.
DC licensure of eligibility and current American Heart Association BLS Card.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Completed New Hire competency and 1 additional competency Assists in orientation of new staff; has a role in assisting with student program(s).
Participates in at least 1 clinical committee or department activity.
Completes at least 2 educational activities that benefit the department with minimal direction from others.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
CLINICAL SERVICES: Provides effective and efficient care. Provides patient care duties as it relates to respective clinical service, following accreditation guidelines, professional code of ethics, and standards of practice which include: evaluation/ re-evaluation, treatment planning and implementation and resultant documentation. Implements plans that will achieve the outlined goals and administers individual treatment as ordered and consistent with rehab goals. Determines equipment needs and assists the patient in obtaining assistive devices/adaptive equipment and wheelchairs.Instructs and trains patients and their families. Responsible for daily maintenance of the therapy areas and equipment. Demonstrates sound clinical reasoning during patient care to maximize outcome and safety. Accesses information for patient care.
DOCUMENTATION: Completes accurate/timely documentation. Maintains accurate and timely documentation to include clinical interventions provided, discharge and equipment recommendations, charges, and prescriptions. Writes legible progress notes or other documentation which accurately reflects treatment received. Accurately reports type of services provided to each patient daily on billing sheets and submits them in a timely manner.
PRODUCTIVITY AND TIME MANAGEMENT: Demonstrates effective time management and meets productivity expectations. Meets productivity targets for work area established by supervisor. Adheres to a schedule. Is timely and punctual and is prepared for meetings.
TEAM PARTICIPATION: Participates in department/service/ team specific decision making and problem solving that impacts patient care. a. Participates in team conferences and family conferences as appropriate. Collaborates interventions with other team members towards an interdisciplinary approach. Actively participates in general staff and team meetings. Identifies opportunities for process improvement that impacts patient care. Identifies opportunities to expand supplies and equipment to enhance patient treatment options.
DEVELOPMENT: Participates in developmental activities for continued professional growth. Takes initiative in pursuing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency for self. Serves as a resource and preceptor for new employee and student orientation in specialty areas for occupational therapy service and team based activities. Participates in development and implementation of goals/objectives for the program area as delegated by Clinical Supervisor or Management. Participates in-services and continuing education programs through development, and presentation for staff/students. Participates in clinical and administrative system development, data collection, and improvement implementation to assure optimal functioning of service area. Participates in peer review, program evaluation and quality improvement activities on a regular basis and for special projects as assigned. Supervises PT students and volunteers.