Full Job Description
Under supervision of the Department Manager, provides direct OT services. Assesses, evaluates, plans, implements and leads comprehensive patient care for individual patient age specific needs by using an understanding of the principles of growth and development to assess each patient's age specific needs and provide age specific treatment and care. Assumes responsibility for assessing, planning and implementing specific treatment for patient to restore function and facilitate development of skills essential for adaptive and productive living. Identifies health and safety concerns and unsafe work practices within the workplace. Is involved in developing safe work practices and is held accountable for the day to day efforts of ensuring a safe workplace by following safe work practices.
Selects, adapts and administers appropriate evaluation procedures to assess patients level of performance, including abilities and areas of impairment, administers tests according to standardized techniques.
Develops short and long term goals based on physician referral, evaluation and patient goals; reevaluates patients at appropriate intervals changing treatment goals as indicated.
Participates in and directs the provision of services for patients according to age specific needs, utilizes appropriate modalities to meet established goals, selects treatment environments and activities according to individual patient needs and monitors progress and treatment to modify therapeutic goals.
Completes patient charges accurately and in a timely manner.
Ensures appropriate and legible documentation of assessments, recommendations, progress notes and discharge plans are made on the medical record according to hospital and departmental policy; contacts physician with referral or treatment questions or concerns.
Provides patient/family/caregiver education and verifies their understanding of instruction.
Ensures all services delivered are consistent with professional standards recommended by American Occupational Therapy Association; maintains current knowledge of Occupational Therapy and keeps management informed of new developments.
Works closely with other therapists and disciplines to coordinate care of the patient and ensure smooth transition of care between staff members.
Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degree in OT from an accredited school of OT. Currently licensed by the State of Michigan. Minimum of 6-9 months clinical student experience as required for graduation as on OTR candidate. Conducts self in a professional manner with superiors and peers. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required. BLS required prior to hire and maintained throughout employment.