Certified Occupational Therapist

Location: Lancaster, CA
Date Posted: 05-09-2017
Summary

The occupational therapist contracted or employed through the Organization is responsible for providing occupational therapy services and for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Personnel Services Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Registered with the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Licensed to practice as Occupational Therapist within the state, if applicable.
  • New Graduates will be considered
  • Good verbal, written communication and organization skills.
  • Possesses current CPR certification.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • One (1) year or more experience as an Occupational Therapist
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Evaluates patient’s functional status (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.).
  • Identify hazards or barriers to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs. Participates in the development of the total plan of care.
  • Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician and other organization professionals.
  • May teach new skills or retrain patient in once familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury, in accordance with organization policy.
  • May recommend splints and instruct patient in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function.
  • May train patient in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patient’s condition. Submits these records in accordance with organization policy.
  • Maintains contact/communication with other personnel involved in the patient’s care to promote coordinated, efficient care.
  • Attends and contributes to inservices, case conferences, and other meetings as required by organization policy to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the organization.
  • Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for home health services and refers as appropriate.
  • Instructs patient’s family/caregiver and other organization health care personnel in patient’s treatment regime when indicated and appropriate.
  • Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants according to organization policy and state regulations.
  • Participates in discharge planning for patient.
Required education:
  • Master's
 
Required experience:
  • Occupational Therapist: New Grad or 1 year experience
 
Required licenses or certifications:
  • CA licensed Occupational Therapist
  • CPR
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