Occupational Therapist

Ensign Therapy - Temple, TX3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $82,000 - $120,000 a year
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Occupational Therapist - PRN - New Grads Welcome!
Wellington Place & Rehabilitation - Temple, TX

About the Opportunity:
Wellington Place, a beautiful skilled nursing facility near Austin, is seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our fun and passionate in house therapy team. We are looking for a candidate who is interested in LTC programming and is strong in ADLs. We see a diverse and interesting patient population, and you will have a significant impact on the programs that we provide. We can offer you a professionally exciting work environment where our team shares ideas and successes. In addition, we can offer you a highly competitive hourly rate and many career growth opportunities.

Wellington Place receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.

Duties:
Screen and/or evaluate patients within forty‑eight (48) hours of physician referral
Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician
Treat patients according to the physician treatment plan
Supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities, following state practice acts and adherence to facility Supervision Policy and Procedure Matrix
Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans
Participate in Patient Care Conferences, Utilization Review meetings and Rehabilitation Conferences
Participate in in‑service training program for other staff in the facility
Record evaluations, daily treatment notes, weekly progress notes, HCFA therapy cert/POC forms, per the facility’s policy and procedure
Record treatment changes daily per policy and procedure
Instruct patient's families or nursing staff in maintenance programs
Participate in discharge planning
Coordinates necessary durable medical equipment for patients to facilitate safety and independence in mobility; i.e., braces, walkers, canes, elevated toilet seats and grab bars
Report any problems with department equipment so that it is maintained in good working order
Comply with the Occupational Therapy Practice Act in the state and the facility’s policy and procedures

Requirements:
Although prior therapy experience is preferred, we place a high value on intelligence, drive and willingness to learn and grow, making this an excellent opportunity for an exceptional new graduate who is willing to work hard and make him or herself an indispensable member of our team. The right individual will be committed to providing the superior service levels that our patients and residents need and expect.

Experience/Qualifications:
Licensed Occupational Therapist
New graduates are welcome

Desired Skills:
Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process
Superior interpersonal communication skills
Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide
Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice
Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity
Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence
Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department
Wellington Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.