Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy required. Bachelor's, Certificate or basic level Master's degree in Occupational Therapy required.
Maintains necessary continuing education for licensure.
DC licensure or eligibiliy
Current American Heart Association BLS Card
The incumbent in this role must have demonstrated professional competency as a general practitioner of Occupational Therapy and demonstrated independent use of varied evaluation and treatment approached. The incumbent should have excellent verbal and oral communication skills.
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
Provides effective and efficient 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 and is responsible for daily maintenance of the therapy areas and equipment.
Demonstrates sound clinical reasoning during patient care to maximize outcome and safety and accesses information for patient care.
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 and accurately reports type of services provided to each patient daily on billing sheets and submits them in a timely manner.
Demonstrates effective time management and meets productivity expectations, meets productivity targets for work area established by supervisor, adheres to a schedule and is timely and punctual and is prepared for meetings.
Participates in department/service/ team specific decision making and problem solving that impacts patient care, participates in team conferences and family conferences as appropriate, collaborates interventions with other team members towards an interdisciplinary approach and actively participates in general staff and team meetings.
Identifies opportunities for process improvement that impacts patient care and identifies opportunities to expand supplies and equipment to enhance patient treatment options.
Participates in developmental activities for continued professional growth, takes initiative in pursuing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency for self and 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 and 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 and supervises OT students and volunteers.
Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned.