Therapist Assistants - OTA / PTA - Hagerstown

Cadia Healthcare-Maryland - Hagerstown, MD3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $75,000 - $100,000 a year
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JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: OTA / PTA
1. Reviews available resident information and evaluates the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.
2. Conducts and documents a thorough functional assessment of the resident, utilizing standardized procedures. Assessment of home/vocational and equipment needs is included.
3. Develops and implements and individualized treatment plan based on resident needs and containing achievable functional goals.
4. Completes appropriate documentation in the resident's medical record following each treatment session.
5. Revises treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process.
6. Instructs Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and provides appropriate supervision while such staffs are working with residents.
7. Orients residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Informs residents of any potential risk during any procedure.
8. Works with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident's use of functional abilities.
9. Documents the course of treatment in a clear, concise discharge summary, utilizing a prescribed format.
10. Establishes & instructs resident & caregiver in exercises & therapeutic procedures to be continued following discharge and assists in the referral process when additional services are required following discharge.
11. Participates in the quality improvement process.
12. Provides input to the Rehab Director on clinical performance of Assistants and Aides as requested and appropriate.
13. Attends and participates in rehabilitation team conferences and care conferences regarding resident progress, problems or needs.
14. Accesses continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
15. Performs any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required.
Supervisory Responsibilities
May directly supervise: a) Other licensed occupational therapists; b) Licensed occupational therapy assistants; c) Occupational therapy aides; and d) Occupational therapy students. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university in Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy and current license/certification in State of Maryland required. Minimum one (1) year experience in rehabilitation and supervision, training and/or experience in a long-term care or sub-acute setting preferred.
Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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