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DescriptionJob Schedule: Part Time
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The Occupational Therapist (OT) independently evaluates patients’ level of function and determines, develops, and implements individualized treatment goals and plans in alignment with the patient/caregiver goals. The Occupational Therapist (OT) determines treatment strategies and delivers Occupational Therapy services that promote health and wellness, prevent injury or disability, improve and develop self-dependency and maintenance, productivity, leisure, perceptual motor function, rest, mental, cognitive physical, sensory-perceptual, psychosocial developmental, and emotional wellbeing in a variety of contexts and environments in order to maximize function in the areas of daily living, leisure/recreation, and productivity/work.
The Occupational Therapist (OT) delegates patient care tasks and provide clinical supervision for Occupational Therapist students, Rehabilitation Aides and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants.
This role encompasses evaluation skills and techniques, analysis of patients, and application of Occupational Therapy to maximize the patient's functional independence.
· Upon Physician referral, the Occupational Therapist (OT) performs thorough evaluation of patient’s level of function, including upper extremity strength, motor control, joint mobility, soft tissue integrity, pain, balance, coordination, perceptual-cognitive motor function, and functional abilities of daily living.
· Establishes measurable goals with the patient/family based on appropriate patient care protocols and critical paths in order to meet patient needs.
· Implements, delivers and delegates patient care by utilizing appropriate interventions and clinical decision making. Therapeutic techniques to support every day activities include but are not limited to fine motor skills, exercises to improve gross motor skills, and techniques to support and to maximize function in the areas of daily living, leisure/recreation, and productivity/work.
· Provides patient and caregiver education regarding treatment, precautions, and equipment use.
· Completes all documentation including but not limited to: evaluation, care plan and goals, patient status and progress, visits, patient discharge summary, and patient care transition plan and summary.
· Participates in patient transition planning and/or patient discharge planning including recommendations to community resources to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care. Help to coordinate patient care with other care providers such as Rehab Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, and other community resources as related to care transition planning
· Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), Master's or Doctoral degree preferred.
· OT working experience highly preferred
· License to practice as an OT in the state of CT. CPR certification. Certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®).
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements
· Must be flexible, a team player and able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
· Works efficiently and organizes time appropriately. Ability to prioritize daily work assignments.
· Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information.
· Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use). Proficient skills in windows-based software (including word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation programs).
· Working knowledge of State Practice Act and Federal Medicaid and Medicare regulations.
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Demonstrates competence, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet age-specific patients’ needs
· Maintains infection control policies related to patient care
· Ability to exercise independent judgement
· Able to adapt to a changing environment
Problem Solving and Decision Making
· Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with little direction.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
· Requires high level of analytical ability in order to gather and interpret information from various sources.
· Able to take appropriate actions in response to changes, circumstances ability concerning the daily activities of the position.
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