Occupational Therapist for Baker Rehab Group
An Occupational Therapist (OT) at Baker Rehab Group will find him or herself immersed in a culture of professional and personal development. If you have a strong passion for a niche market, or are on your way to becoming the consummate generalist, you will appreciate the opportunities to hone your skills at BRG. A background in working with seniors is preferred, as with this population comes a mixed bag of diagnoses, conditions, and circumstances.
Here are the nuts and bolts of the role of “Occupational Therapist” at BRG. Keep in mind that although objectively stated requirements and responsibilities are necessary for running a business, we are far more interested in cultivating excellence than we are in hiring bodies.
Bring us your passion for working with clients; a desire to better your skills; a commitment to growing the profession and raising the bar… and the rest will fall into place.
An Occupational Therapist at Baker Rehab Group is a graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association or other standards as accepted by the Medicare program. Licensed to perform Occupational Therapy in the state(s) served by BRG. Current CPR Certification required.
Skills(s): Proficient reading, writing, and grammatical skills; proficient in interpersonal relations and communicative skills; demonstrates interest in providing occupational therapy to seniors in the best environment suited for their needs; valid driver’s license and means of dependable transportation; visual and auditory skills.
Experience: A minimum of one (1) year of active therapy practice normally required.
Responsible for providing occupational therapy in an effective and efficient manner in the client’s home or outpatient clinic; coordinating work within the agency or facility, as well as with other departments; complying with operating policies and procedures and regulatory requirements; communicating with appropriate personnel; responding to inquiries or requests for information; maintaining appropriate records and providing assigned reports.
- Assesses and evaluates the client’s need for the intervention of an Occupational Therapist as follows:
- Travels to the client’s location in various weather conditions.
- Gains access to the client by available means which may include but is not limited to steps; uneven surfaces; wet, snow covered or icy surfaces; narrow entrances; etc.
- Assess visual, olfactory, tactile and auditory systems and physical therapy needs of the client.
- Communicates with client to identify symptoms and reactions of client’s therapy and reports same.
- Educates the client and family in the treatment, program and community resources.
- Observes and reports the social and emotional factors relating to the client’s illness, need for care, response to treatment and adjustment to care.
- Plans, organizes and implements occupational therapy interventions as follows:
- Performs procedures and techniques correctly and safely with the resources available at the client’s location.
- Executes medical regimen.
- Moves or assists with the movement of adult and pediatric clients with or without assistance as available.
- Evaluates the occupational therapy plan of care.
- Evaluates any deficits in independent living skills, sensor motor skills, cognitive skills, psychosocial skills, and mobility skills.
- Evaluates client’s environment to determine if architectural barriers should be removed or if adaptive techniques/equipment are needed.
- Evaluated the client/family/significant other resources and their ability to follow through with a treatment program.
- Assures accurate documentation
- Initiates referrals to other services and community agencies.
- Takes an active role in discharge planning starting with initial visit.
- Establishes and executes a Plan of Treatment in accordance with written orders from the physician and/or Interdisciplinary Group as follows:
- Establishes goals for clients in collaboration with client, family, significant other, nursing and other therapists.
- Selects, plans and demonstrates correctly and safely the use of Occupational Therapy techniques, activities and adaptive equipment.
- Executes the treatment plan using currently acceptable methods.
- Evaluates the results of the treatment plan and adapts the plan accordingly.
- Serves as a resource person to client/family/significant other and agency personnel as follows:
- Assigns, places, instructs and supervises Home Health Aides who are providing therapeutic intervention for particular clients as necessary.
- Teaches and supervises family/client/significant other and nurses to utilize therapeutic equipment and interventions for particular clients.
- Makes recommendations and assists clients and the agency in obtaining Occupational Therapy equipment.
- Provides orientation/training to appropriate staff.
- Assigns, places and supervises Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTAs) to implement the plan of care.
- Assigns, places and instructs OTA to perform treatments as appropriate. Completes Home Instruction Sheet.
- Reviews all OTA documentation as appropriate.
- Visits the client and actively participates in the treatment at least every 7th visit, or 14 days, whichever occurs first.
- Maintains appropriate documentation of supervision plus contacts with OTA.
- Provides input into OTAs employee/contract evaluations.
- Cooperates with, participates in, and supports the adherence to all internal policies, procedures and practices, laws and regulatory requirements.
- Coordinates specific work tasks with other personnel within the department as well as with other departments in order to ensure the smooth and efficient flow of information.
- Communicates with the Team Supervisor, Manager, Clinical Services, Rehabilitation Supervisor, other supervisors, and appropriate staff personnel in order to integrate activities.
- Responds to inquiries relating to his/her particular area, or to requests from other personnel, clients, etc., within given time frames and within established policy.
- Maintains appropriate records and provides assigned reports.
Performs tasks that are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or re-designed depending upon individual circumstances.
Assigned agency office(s) and various outside locations including, but not limited to, client residences.
- PC/Computer keyboard
- Fax machine
- Copy machine
- Various medical equipment/supplies